Save or Splurge?, Vol. 15: Navy & White Satchels

Save or Splurge? is a post where I’ll show you an item from Target and its higher end cousin.

There is nothing I love more than a crisp, classic combination (especially featuring one of favorite color combination: blue and white – go Colts!), so that’s why I had to feature these two bags today. Both are small satchel shapes. Both come with a crossbody strap and top handles. Both feature gorgeous navy blues and crisp whites. The price difference? $415!

The bag on the left is from Kate Spade (here) and sells for $448. It’s gorgeous and is real pebbled leather with matching trim. Its next-door neighbor is from Target (here) and retails for $33. It is very pretty and is 100% polyurethane (aka not leather).

I love how closely the Target version mirrors the Kate Spade one, but I actually am not a fan of how wrinkly the fake leather looks in the stock photo. It was so close to being there too! Does anyone have this bag in real life and can vouch for it?

  • Kristen Warren

    preeeeettttyyy bag!

  • Sarah H.

    I have the Target bag and love it! The faux leather does have a “texture” to it, but that makes it softer and less fake-looking than shiny pleather does (in my opinion, anyway)! The bag has been featured several times on my blog recently if you’d like to see it in action! :)

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

    • Ooooo. Thanks for clarifying that, Sarah! You made it sound even more appealing now…which I didn’t think was possible! Off to check it out on your blog!

  • Tomissa Porath

    I have a Kate Spade bag similar to the splurge shown here and I have to say, I adore it. It’s lasted me quite some time and has a great shape to it, which is why I would worry about the Target style. For me, I splurge on one or two handbags a year instead of letting Target runs take out what I have budgeted for accessories.

    • Tomissa – thanks for commenting! This is what I love about this series! I love hearing about people and their shopping habits (and their awesome purchases)!

      I agree that the Kate Spade brand makes gorgeous, long-lasting, quality handbags, and I love that people who can’t afford that (for various reasons) can get the look for less!

      • Tomissa Porath

        I always have a little bit in savings for the regular Kate Spade sales — which is only how I can afford her handbags!