Around Christmas time I had a big decision to make; what bag did I want to see under the tree. You laugh, but for a handbag enthusiast like me it was quite a big decision. I ended up opting for my beautiful Honey Fendi Spy Bag, but there was another bag I was lusting (and it was a bit cheaper!!). The other bag was by Gucci. It is the Gucci Medium Shoulder Bag (link). I feel in love with the woven leather straps and the way the bag fit on my shoulder. But when it came down to it, the Spy was far too divine to pass up. But today I ran into a Gucci look-a-like for a price that will make you smile rather than cringe. Banana Republic releases quite a few cute bags from time to time and this bag will not disappoint. The Banana Republic Kempton Harness Tote (link) is made of Italian leather and is has a fun flair with its 10″ drop braided leather shoulder straps and ring accents. This looks just like the Gucci bag I love!! After opening the magnetic closure you will find a plethora of pockets (zip, center divider, cell phone) along with stain and water resistant monogram lining. That right there is key. We all pay thousands for bags but most are not stain and water resistant on the inside- go figure. This bag measures: 16″ x 12″ x 5″. For a fraction of the Gucci price, you can have the twin of a high end designer bag for a fraction of the price. Available via Banana Republic for $169.99 right now.
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