There is no denying, that designer brands make some of the most beautiful bags in the world. However most people are not willing or capable of spending $ 2000 or more on a handbag, no matter how stunning it might be. I, for one, am in no way capable of spending that amount of money right now, nor do I believe that I will ever be able to. But I am okay with that, that is not a must for me, as it is for others. I love fashion, believe me I do, but it is not one the same level as many other beauty/fashion bloggers out there. So I try and find a cheaper more available alternative, a dupe.
One bag that have been making its way on almost every social media platform I frequent on is the gorgeous Dionysus bag from Gucci. It comes in a wide variety of styles, materials and prints, but my favourite is the Dionysus Suede Shoulder bag. It just takes my breath away, but so does the price! I have been looking for dupes in what seem like forever, not wanting to buy a knock off from a shady online site, and you could only imagine how choked I was to find THE ONE in little old Gina Tricot! For those of you, who are not familiar with this brand, it is a Swedish brand with stores around Europe, and it is very affordable. I went online and searched for “Dionysus bag dupe” and after a while and a bit of digging, I struck gold! Their new Olivia bag is the closest I’ve come to finding the perfect dupe for the Dionysus.
Now as you can see when comparing the two, it’s not completely the same, but it has some similarities such as the magnetic “dragon” lock on the front. This is actually the detail I fell for with the bag. It has a nice weighty chain as a strap with a faux leather band for where it hits your shoulder. Now this bag only costs around $37, whereas the Gucci one is $2500. For the price being this low, the quality is rather good. It’s not leather of course, but the material feels soft and sturdy. Inside it has got three compartments, all rather small maybe 1,5 cm/0,5 inch, so you cannot fit a whole lot in it, but that is exactly why I got it. I already own a messenger backpack from Rains and a midsized shoulder bag from Aldo, what I needed was a smaller bag that could hold the bare necessities.
For me that include a small wallet (got to have that!), mints (you never know who you might meet), blotting paper from Essence (Glow? Yes. Shine? Hell no!), my favourite and holy grail lipstick from Kat von D Beauty in ‘Lolita ’ and last but not least a lip oil again from Essence in ‘I care for you, honey’.
This all I really need when going out. No more, no less.
What is in your bag? Let me know in the comments.