Most Marc Jacobs collection bags are relatively reasonably priced for a premium designer, but that doesn’t mean they’re exactly “affordable,” either. Particularly when it comes to something like a fun party bag that isn’t made of leather, searching for cheaper alternative with a similar look is a totally reasonable thing to do. Luckily, it’s usually possible to find similarly trendy pieces with much lower prices, like the Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Little Connie Minibag, which reminds me a great deal of a few bags from Jacobs’ Fall/Winter 2010 collection.
Multicolored sequins are a trend that’s probably on it’s way out by next season but it’s fun to enjoy it at a mid-range price point while it’s fashionable, and this little bag might be the perfect way to do it. Plus, we all have nights when we don’t want to wear anything but that boring black dress we’ve worn a million times, even though we already know it’s boring, and sequins are a good way to distract people from those kinds of sartorial decisions. Buy through Saks for $225.