I’ve always loved the Chloe Lucy Bag; it’s luxurious-looking, cleanly designed and classic without being boring. You can wear it on the weekends, you can wear it to work, you can wear it for years to come! The only downside, of course, is the price. At $3,150, it’s far more expensive than Chloe’s other leather bags (the much larger Baylee costs over a thousand dollars less), and the bag’s petite size makes the number feel like even more of a ripoff than it might otherwise.

That’s where the brand new Opening Ceremony Sumi Bag comes in. With its easy, rectangular shape, double top zippers and chain strap, the bag clearly drew some inspiration from the Chloe stunner, but its more contemporary styling and $545 price tag ensure that the difference is clear. If your heart loves the Chloe version more than your financial adviser does, the Opening Ceremony doppelgänger is just about the most compelling alternative you’re likely to find.

Chloe Lucy Bag
$3,150 via Barneys

Chloe Lucy Bag

Opening Ceremony Sumi Shoulder Bag
$545 via ShopBop

Opening Ceremony Sumi Bag

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  • omg what? $3,150?! that’s just ridiculous.

  • Guest

    Hi Amanda! You should do more look for less features! I’ve been waiting for a good review between a Prada tote and the Tory Burch Robinson

  • I have the Chloe “Lucy” bag in my wishlist for forever, and never actually figured out why the price tag was so OTT?? I mean, it’s plain leather! The Opening Ceremony one is OK looking, but that strap bothers me a bit.

    • www.5bags.us

      Dear, cheap Chloe “Lucy” bag on sale, free shipping, lookat my name^&^

  • Cbl

    The crazy part is that the chain links on the Lucy feel so cheap!

  • ElainePG

    This is a great feature! More, please? Most of us have real-world budgets!

    • shueaddict

      Well said! “real-world budgets” …. love it!!!

  • Vicky

    Thanks to this post. Now, I know where one of my favorite Charles & Keith get their inspiration from. :)