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This week: All I want is a Balenciaga motorcycle bag but I simply cannot afford it, not even if I find one on eBay. Can you help me find a similar bag? I can’t pay more than $500 for one, but for that price I want something good. –Anna
Hi Anna. Don’t we all wish we could afford a Balenciaga bag? If you have to take it down a notch until you can afford the real deal, you have tons of options available to you. We particularly like Rebecca Minkoff’s Desire Bag ($339). It actually is quite similar in style to a Balenciaga; it doesn’t have the price tag, but it does come in tons of colors and prints. We also love Tory Burch’s 797 Medium Satchel ($525). It might be a little outside your budget, but it is worth the investment and will last forever. Last, but certainly not least, we like Botkier for Nine West’s Jackson Satchel ($295). Totally roomy, totally cool, you can’t say no to this one! Happy shopping!