Designer Inspired Dupes
This summer, bracelet handbags are all the craze. Ever since Chloe introduced their Nile bracelet bags, a lot of brands have been bringing out their own version. The bracelet bag pairs so well with any summer outfit, whether it's a bold romper, or simple and casual outfit.
The first inspired bag is from Amazon at $105. It's eligible for Amazon Prime - so you can get it even faster. I love this dupe because it has the same bracelet feature and it's also made of genuine leather, with a detachable cross body strap. Amazon also have the Nile Minaudiere (The half-moon) inspired bag for $30.99 (This one is not leather).
The inside is very simple, it has a slip pocket, and one big, open space. From the sizes given, I find that it's a very similar match to the Chloe Nile Small size. The stitching and glazing were also done very nicely, I didn't find any loose stitches or any parts of the bag un-glazed. The hardware is more of a bronze color than gold, but it does have a nice weight to it and feels well made.
The only downside I found are the indentations. When my bag came in the mail, it was in a thin dust bag, covered in a plastic bag. I've tried several things, but the indentations haven't come out yet. At least it's on the back, and no one would really see it!
I find that I prefer the Henri Bendel bag. I just find that it's daintier and since it's a black bag, it matches basically everything. The leather on this bag is also smoother and softer, and the hardware does weigh a little more.
All in all, both bags are great if you want to try the style out and not have to spend $1,690. Both have great features depending on what you're looking for, and can match any outfits. Check out how I styled these 2 bags below. For more style inspiration, follow my Instagram @CHANeling.style :)