Designer Handbags VS “Designer Inspired” Handbags

I love handbags. I think every female is guilty of this love. I own the Chanel Classic Flap, the Chloe Faye Bag, the iconic Celine Medium Luggage, and the Chanel Boy Bag. Just kidding! I don’t own any of those. But I must say each of those bags are drool worthy. I personally do love the Chanel Classic Flap in caviar leather and silver hardware. A great classic piece for anyone’s wardrobe. Are these bags beautiful? Hell ya! Are they good quality, for that price duhh! However can we all spend $5,000 on a purse? Not really and some who can just don’t want to. It’s all a matter of what we rather spend our hard earned cash on. So why not look into the “designer inspired” bag for much much less.



I have to say the “Designer Inspired” bags have become more common in stores such as “Topshop“, “Forever21” “Zara” and H&M“. And with online shopping it is even easier to purchase a great “designer inspired” bag. I think they are great if you just like the style for now and don’t see the reason to invest thousand’s of dollars in one bag.  For a fraction of the price you can still have the “look” the authentic bags offer.

There are also the dare I say “knock offs”. I know a lot of people are against “knock offs” and almost everyone has an opinion on the subject. However I don’t care if someone buys a knock off. It is their money and their pergogative. And if designers want to charge items for thousands of dollars for a bag it’s simply the risk they need to take in the fashion crazy world we live in.


I have a “designer inspired” Celine purse from BAGINC.COM and I LOVE it! It’s made with leather and it’s greatquality for the price. And I know if it gets scratched I won’t be too stressed about it. That pieace of mind is worth the savings for me. Also, I purchased a Burberry handbag which I LOOOOVVEEE  and it’s also well made however I do get paranoid the leather or the hardware will get scrathced since I paid big bucks for that baby! Although I do love the bag and don’t have any regrets over how much I spent  it can be a mental  pain in the ass. Especially if you’re like me who likes to keep her things in mint condition. It reminds me when I got my brand new car and I was a wreck any scratch or bump was on it.

I guess it’s all up to what the customer wants. If we want to invest in a designer bag, why not! If we want to buy a “designer inspired” bag, why not! It’s our money and I’ll buy what I want too! PHEW!

What do you think about designer handbags and “designer inspired” handbags?






5 thoughts on “Designer Handbags VS “Designer Inspired” Handbags

  1. I really want the Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini Backpack but it’s like $1,900😭 I had been looking into knock offs and I found one that looked almost identical from the outside, but the inside looked really cheap so I couldn’t get myself to buy it, and it was $250 as well. For now my plan is to just save up and buy the real one next year because it’s so hard to find a dupe that is worth the price!

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    1. It’s true! If there is a bag you just love it’s worth saving up for. And you know the quality is made to last so you will have it in your collection for a long time. Plus Louis Vuitton make excellent classic pieces that are always in style, and the mini backpack is definitely one of them and worth saving up for! 😉

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