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If you missed the most recent Rebecca Minkoff NYC sample sale - perhaps following the brand's Twitter and Instagram feeds with envy - now's your chance to score those highly coveted handbags at up to 50% off. The sale ends June 8th at 11:59 p.m. EST, so shop soon for the best selection.
On a related note, I saw about a dozen Rebecca Minkoff bags at my local T.J. Maxx last week (see my photos below) and they were also marked 50% off retail, so you may want to head to your nearest T.J. Maxx or Marshalls (like this week) to see if they have anything in stock.
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If you love the look of Rebecca Minkoff's handbags but don't have the cash to spring for the real thing, consider taking a look at R&Em, a non-leather handbag brand owned by the NYC-based designer. Although R&Em is not actually designed by Minkoff, I feel like I often see strong similarities in the designs. Here's a bag by R&Em that's a great budget substitute for the Morning After bag ($80, down from $108 at Macys.com):
For just a hint of neon this spring, try a natural straw tote trimmed with the dayglow hue. Rebecca Minkoff will get you the look for $195, but I found another bag that will let you try this trend for just $28.50. See if you can spot the real from the steal by clicking either image below!
NYC designer darling Rebecca Minkoff has created a special handbag exclusively for Mark Cosmetics. The studded faux-leather "Delight Bag" is $60 (similar bags from Minkoff's leather line go for $195) and it's available at meetmark.com and through mark reps.