The Look for Less
I spent some time on YouTube this weekend watching my favorite beauty bloggers, and I saw the beloved Celine Mini Luggage Tote in red (first picture above). Be still my heart. It is gorgeous. I mean, I am just going to be real and start out by saying there is no way I could ever spend that much on a bag. I didn't even need to look up the price to know this, but of course I did anyways. After much googling I couldn't find one listed on line. I found the bag everywhere, but not the price listed at any of the normal spots (Nordstrom, Saks, Bergdorf), which is never a good sign. I did find it on ebay, and they have it for around $2,000 - $3,000. YIKES.
But luckily, I am obsessed with Stella & Dot and I found a reasonable swap. The Stella & Dot option is saffiano leather (the same they use on LV bags), has a similar shape and color, and it is only $158. Ya, that's much better. As a S&D Stylist I pretty much own one of everything (#stylistprobs). I have this bag already in the black and white stripe option and use it EVERYDAY to haul my stuff to and from work. I throw my laptop, lunch, wallet, etc. in there. Sooo... if I am being honest... I probably don't NEED said bag in red, but gosh darn it now I WANT IT. I do use the other one everyday, so it would be a good investment, yes?
Okay, if I still want it end of next week I get to buy it. I am glad we had this chat. You agree that is reasonable right? I will tell my hubby you all talked me into it.