I figured we could continue the battle of the similar designs from Friday. Why not right? The Fendi Spy Bag became a huge hit, in fact was one of the bags that catapulted the “it” bag obsession, back in 2005. You were only handbag-cool if you had a Fendi Spy Bag. The bag itself is a bit different; a large slouchy oval body, funky handles, a cool hidden compartment, a fun pocket, and a large open body. After it became the next best thing since sliced bread, Fendi went on to reinvent the Spy in a plethora of variations, materials, skins, and looks. Some were awful, some were beautiful, and the Spy is still a recognizable bag.

Then came Miu Miu, known for chic bags that resemble its older sister Prada but have a more stomachache price tag. We have been mad for Miu Miu handbags for quite some time now, loving the chic and fun styles and lines. So Miu Miu decided to take a note from the Bottega Veneta and Fendi book, pairing woven leather on a Spy like shaped bag.

The Miu Miu Woven Leather Tote is actually a favorite of mine for many reasons. The rich berry tones are perfect for fall and the woven leather shows off this soft saturated leather beautifully. The slouchy hobo body resembles the body of the Fendi Spy but does not have the fold over flap top with the cool pouch pocket and hidden lip gloss compartment. Either way, I am loving this bag. And I love the Fendi Spy Bag as its design at one time was new and the bag transforms outfits into chic ensembles pulled together by the handbag.

So what do you think of the Fendi Spy vs the Miu Miu Woven Leather Tote?

Buy the Fendi Spy through Net A Porter for $2,250 and the Miu Miu Woven Leather Tote through Net A Porter for $1,595.

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  • No contest. Fendi takes it!!!

  • dimon

    Agree with Mlle Magloire. The Spy is just special and has always attracted me, but I have not splurged because it’s just too heavy.

  • Mimi

    I love the shape of both bags. I just got a Prada that is in the same shape.

  • kinny

    Fendi Spy hands down. The shape is very distinctive due to the braided straps and secret compartment. The Miu Miu can easily be copied as there is nothing distinct about it

  • thanni

    Love the spy. There is no match.

  • Maria

    For me, its Fendi.

  • The FENDI Spy Bag – without question! The Miu Miu is funky but the FENDI Spy Bag is a statement and timeless. Okay, maybe I’m a little biased because I loooooove my honey Spy Bag and (I believe) it goes with everything. Bloomingdale’s is having a private sale at the end of the month and I’m seriously considering getting the black and the white spy bag(s) because I looooooove them so much! Megs, I know you love your “honey”, too:).

  • Olivia

    FENDI takes it. I have to say that the Miu Miu bag has a very funky texture to it but I have always been in love with the Spy bag.

  • Alec R

    so honestly ladies, how do we open this front secret pocket.. it will not open ive tried everyything im such a dumb dumb

  • ashley

    is the spy bag timeless?

  • yu zhan

    i buy my handbags off Shopyop
    and OMG there they are for ANY occasion. I always got free shipping of purchase $160+

  • holly

    I love the general shape of both bags, but I like the fendi more. The color is jsut perfect and the woven handles are prettier

  • Mary Music

    Fendi, Fendi, Fendi!!!!

    The spy bag is so chic and completly its own master! I adore my camel leather one, and hope to acquire a black one, too. Definitely worth the price!

  • Adrienne Zedella

    don’t like either (fb)

  • nini

    Fendi, hands down! (ipad)