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Save Vs Splurge: The Saddle Bag You’ll Be Wearing All Summer!

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Ask any millennial fashionista, and she won’t flinch before asserting how important a saddle bag is for everyday wear. Functional, small, and stylish, what more does one really need when it comes to lugging around your everyday essentials? And just in case you won’t take an “it” girl’s word for it, I’m sure you’ll trust the design houses. The bag that was a ’70s favourite has come back with a bang in the last few seasons, with labels like Coach, Altuzarra, Chloé, BCBG Max Azria and more endorsing their popularity. The curved design with an over flap and cross-body or shoulder strap is perfect for a day outing and can even be the perfect accessory for a night out.

The one bag that’s a hit in the market right now is Chloé’s Kurtis. Made out of calfskin, this accessory is embellished with oversized brass studs on its body. Also, it’s got a suede flap top that comes with a ring detail, which is what adds to its sleek look. It also has a removable shoulder strap, just in case you want to hold it as a clutch. While the Kurtis is available in a small size, I’d suggest a medium-sized bag for everyday dealings. Also, the medium one comes in dark purple, a hue that adds to its luxe look. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t have to tell you that it’ll cost you a fortune; obviously, it’s a Chloé after all.


Chloe Kurtis Medium Suede Leather Studded Shoulder Bag In Dark Purple_Hauterfly

Chloé Kurtis Medium Suede Leather Studded Shoulder Bag (Rs 1,28,945 approx)

So I thank the sartorial gods for having blessed me with exceptional online sleuthing skills. I found a lookalike for the Kurtis, at high street brand Mango. Size-wise, it resembles the small version of the Kurtis that’s available at Nordstrom. But if you’re looking at the hue, this is the closest to the deep purple Kurtis. This bag’s got it all, with minor tweaks, though — a leather strap, the ring detail and metallic appliqués. While there’s no suede flap on this one, that’s just a minor quibble I think. Also, this is a piece that is as sleek as it can get. Now let’s just slow clap for me, given the fact that I’ve found you a super similar bag for Rs 1,25000 LESS!


Mango Buckled cross-body bag_Hauterfly

Mango Buckled Crossbody Bag (Rs 3,490)

Want to find a high street equivalent of a luxe product you love? Comment or write to us, and we’ll go Sherlock on it till we find you something that fits your budget!


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