As much as I love the thrill of splashing in designer handbags, I admit that I feel the same rush when I get a deal that looks less expensive. Of course, I also feel uncomfortable when I add luxury dup to my shopping cart, “What if it’s too good to be true?” But more often than not, I’m fascinated by my financially intelligent pursuits.
This is exactly the reason why I am writing this article: Walmart’s Time and True Scratch Shoulder Bag ($ 15) that is on sale Way Very fast, FYI. It looks like a specially rubbed shoulder bag that Emily Ratajkowski and Gigi Hadid often wear and is preferred for its aesthetically pleasing and oh-so-photogenic silhouette.
Even better, the wildly affordable Walmart version comes in seven colors ranging from a rusty orange shade to aptly known as All Spice, an emerald-green dubbed Hunter Lodge. I grabbed the trailblazer brown, a tan shade that I knew would fit well into everything in my wardrobe.
By the way, the designer version of this handbag costs around $ 100. It’s a little too much in my book because I’m not entirely sure I’ll like it next season. Also, I like the idea that the designer version doesn’t come close to the price tag so I can buy it in a second color. (It’s a small thing, isn’t it?)
Naturally, I posted a picture of the bag on Instagram – thanks to the bag, it seemed mandatory. A few minutes later, my DMs were full of affordable-fashion-loving followers who wanted the link to buy it. “Genesis just bought it,” my BFF Jessica Harrington texted me a few minutes later about our mutual friend.
My one and only pain point with this accessory is itty-bitty. The micro-bag is not small, but. . . For small records, though, I can comfortably keep my phone, keys, wallet, lipstick and mini hot sauce (hi, Beyonc)) inside, so it’s not a problem for me. I’ll be wearing this scratched bag later this year, and if you think you need it too, I suggest you work * really * fast.
Photo source: Popsugar Photography / Marissa Petrarca