Is anyone else seeing an Hermes Bolide when they look at the Dolce & Gabbana Miss Brigette Dome Satchel? I definitely am.

Which is not necessarily a bad thing, since the Bolide is an elegant bag choice in its own right. But like all things Hermes, the Bolide can be prohibitively expensive for a lot of people, and having a slightly less expensive but still well-made option in a similar shape is not necessarily a bad thing.

Dolce & Gabbana Miss Brigitte Dome Satchel

Not that Hermes officially has some sort of monopoly on making bags that are this shape, but the resemblance to their products is a lot closer than it is to, say, the Louis Vuitton Alma. Particularly when you add in the clochette and the horizontal exterior pocket, which mirrors the external seaming on the Bolide.

Normally I’m not a fan of bags that remind me so precisely of other bags, but I think I may actually like this version more than the original, the more that I look at it. The choice of the smooth, slouchy leather is spot-on for creating a bag with the everyday sort of elegance for which the Bolide strives, and turning the external seam into a pocket is totally functional. Plus it’s lined in leopard-print, and that’s the kind of secret kick of attitude that I like. Buy through Saks for $1595.

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  • Claire

    I like the bag, but I don’t like this skin tone like color that I’m seeing a lot of lately.

  • leilapei

    im curious about the leopard lining. while i cant afford hermes, this is a certainly a good (and less costly) alternative.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      If you click through to Saks, they have a picture of the lining.

  • Sher77

    I love this D and G bag. I do think it has the Bolide shape, but that is such a beautiful , practical shape. The LV Alma has a similar shape. This is a beautiful timeless bag at a good price.

  • papertiger

    I think it’s a welcome addition to Dolce Gabbana. I love it when they do ladylike on the outside and wild on the inside and I actually like both colours (they must be thinking of matching their most popular coloured corset dresses – flesh-tone and black) . Because of the outside pocket it’s more like the Hermes web 1923 rather than the Bolide or LV Alma except it does have a shoulder strap which is a good thing. The price points much better than an Hermes web but sadly Hermes quality it aint.

  • Brigette

    I love the color of this bag and love the little surprise of leopard print inside! Normally, I’m pretty picky when it comes to a structured bag (I’m a hobo junkie!) but I’ve fell in love with several this past year. I think it’s beautiful! I mean, maybe it has something to do with the name of it…who knows ;) (I have to add that it IS pretty rare to see the name Brigette spelled exactly like mine!)

  • hect

    yes but its like such abasic shape i see the bolide in the alma by vuitton and in the jessy by dooney and bourke and in this one to but i like it theleather looks very nice

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