Since I first laid eyes on the Juicy Couture Velvet Bow Bags from their Holiday Collection, I was enamored. Everything about the bag paired femininity with stylish appeal and I was in love. This is precisely how I knew Juicy Couture was making their way back into my handbag-loving-heart. After seeing the design trio sporting the velvet bow bags at the Juicy Couture Bags & Bubbly Wrap Up I co-hosted, I was even more set on this bag. The bag is an amazing price and such a fun design.

We had seen so much velvet when Fall/Winter 2010 collections were spotted on the runway and very few of the velvet bags seem to be making major appearances. I did however spot a 3.1 Phillip Lim Velvet bow bag with a very similar look to the Juicy Couture Bag. And with this pairing, we have a look for less.

Both of these bow embellished velvet bags have similar designs. Phillip Lim spices his version up by having python embossed leather accents and silver stud detailing. The Juicy Couture bag sticks with velvet all over and a chain strap. My vote (price aside) goes to Juicy. The bag mixes playful with functional so well and I seriously crave carrying this to a holiday party. Juicy offers it in other colors and hardware combinations. Buy the Juicy Couture version at Juicy Couture for $178 and the Phillip Lim version at Net-A-Porter for $695.

Which version do you like?

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  • Belle

    I’m actually a bigger fan of the Juicy bag. I’m over studs and I’m not a huge fan of this pale purple color!

  • 19yearslater

    Love that Juicy. It is perfect for the holiday season.

  • Julia

    When will the full Juicy holiday collection be on sale. I really love that velvet yellow bow purse featured in one of your photos from the bags and bubbly event. I can’t find it online any where! Do you know?? or does anyone have any ideas when it might be on sale?

    • Julia

      I can only find the yellow velvet clutch.

      • Julia – can you point me to which one you are looking for? I can help track it down for you!

      • Julia

        Megs, In your images from the bags and bubbly event there are two velvet bow purses (one yellow, the other navy) slung over mannequins along side a plate of maccarrons. I’m interested in the yellow one.


  • Vitta

    The Phillip Lim piece in lilac/mauve is so pretty, especially in combination with his brown-gray merino-wool sweater accented by the chiffon ruffles, as shown on Net-a-Porter. Sweet!

  • Stylista

    Ahhh I see the success of Juicy Couture’s handbags has yet to fade away!

  • ninjaninja

    Bows are cute, but can really age you. (ipad)

  • Ellen

    I like the Philip Lim bag much better. (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    The Juicy one looks better for me! (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    i like the juicy version more too!
    i think it has the younger look than philip lam.. but of course, if u’re attending a gala function, then the python is your killer partner! (ipad)


    this bag would be perfect for my friend (ipad)


    she is a bow fanatic (ipad)

  • S.J.

    love the velvet (ipad)

  • S.J.

    great hardware (ipad)

  • Jen

    Eh.. I’m not feeling these. (ipad)

  • helen

    The purple one is cute. (ipad)