Designer handbags are often coupled with huge price tags, but there’s always a fashion retailer waiting in the wings to create an inspired design.
One brand has created a ‘dupe’ of a popular Jacquemus bag that will save shoppers more than £660. Fashion enthusiasts can spot a Jacquemus Le Chiquito Noeud Coiled handbag a mile away, with its recognisable spiralled strap.
However, at £675 each, they’re undeniably a luxury item, loved by celebrities and influencers alike. But, I Saw It First has created a ‘dupe’ of the designer accessory, so that shoppers can get the look for less. A LOT less.
Inspired by the Jacquemus bags taking Instagram by storm, the retailer’s Twisted Handle Crossbody Bag was originally £25, but has been dropped to £8, making a huge £667 saving compared to the premium purse.
Channelling Jacquemus’ French designs, it comes in a bright and bold tangerine shade that’s very similar to the orange that Jacquemus stocks on their website. But while the original design comes in more than 10 colours, I Saw It First just has the one, so you’re a bit limited in that department.
However, we did manage to find a green version on SportsDirect for £5, if that's more your colour.
The I Saw It First design is a small faux leather bag with magnetic clasp fastening and twisted design grab handle just like the designer handbag, though of course, Jacquemus uses real, smooth leather. The I Saw It First design also features an adjustable crossbody strap, while Jacquemus’ is long and removable, with an engraved lobster clip.
As we approach the summer months, fashion lovers can expect to see even more accessories inspired by luxury purchases. Earlier this month, M&S shoppers spotted this M&S Collection Straw Striped Tote Bag that's £45, which appears to be a replica of the designer Loewe Basket Bag which is priced at £425, making the M&S version a whopping £380 cheaper.
Similarly, River Island’s white patent heart cross body bag comes in at £35, but shoppers who know their high-end designers might notice the resemblance to the Vivienne Westwood Louise heart crossbody bag, which comes with a hefty £310 price tag by comparison.
If you’re hoping to get the designer look for less ahead of the bank holiday, you can shop the I Saw It First bag for £8 here.