This everyday handbag is perfect for a night out

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Accessories can elevate a look from ordinary to extraordinary, and the styling power of a good handbag can never be underestimated. Most of us don’t have a designer budget for designer handbags, but thanks to the many affordable, high-grade handbag options, you don’t have to choose between sacrificing quality or spending thousands of dollars. In this episode of In The Know: Duped, host Oneika shares an inexpensive handbag dupe that’s equally as chic as its four-figure counterpart. 

In addition to being a vehicle for personal items, handbags are also a means of expressing personal style and taste. A sharp handbag is an easy way to instantly upgrade a look, such as the Christian Louboutin Paloma Mini Mock-Croc Tote Bag. 

With its iconic red interior lining and extendable, detachable straps, this structured handbag is both functional and luxurious. However, with an $1,890 price tag, you might need to take out an insurance policy to purchase one.  

Fortunately, fashion and budget-conscious folks can find a quality equivalent in this black croc ASOS DESIGN envelope crossbody bag. In addition to having a similar shape and black croc detailing to the Louboutin mini bag, this affordable alternative also includes a detachable, longer strap. Since this bag is more compact than the Louboutin variation, Oneika says it’s perfect for when you want to travel light. However, “the best part is the price!”
At just $28, Oneika says, “You’re going to get a bag that is very similar to this expensive designer bag, but for less cash,” which is perfect for any handbag lovers who are “low on budget but high on fashion.”

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