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Proenza Schouler's iconic PS1 satchel gets updated in blue for spring, with a pricetag of $1,695 at Barney's New York. The look for less - perfect for those of us who don't splurge on bags and just want something stylish for toting our lives - is available for just $27.80. See how well you know your "It" bags by clicking either image below to spot the real from the steal!
Proenza Schouler's PS1 messenger satchel continues to be one of the most coveted It-bags among fashion lovers. Last season it was redesigned with a cool hand-embroidered geometric/tribal print. It retailed for $1,825.
DSW carries this Audrey Brooke messenger bag which to me is a great inspired-by bag, the print and shape maintains the spirit of the PS1 without feeling like a knockoff. Carry it with pride for $99.94.
Capture the essence of this season's PS1 with the spicy-hued version of the Audrey Brooke bag shown above, also $99.94 at DSW.com*. I don't own an Audrey Brooke bag but I've seen them in person and they look really impressive for the price.
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The large leather Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel in green is $1,955 at Net-A-Porter.
Bearing in mind the obvious differences in quality, you can get a similar inspired-by design with Mossimo for Target's messenger bag in olive, $34.99. I saw these in person and think they look great for the price. Click any image to shop.
Handbag aficionados should have no trouble spotting the Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel from the two options below (it's $1,595 at net-a-porter.com, in case you're interested). The other bag is made of humble PVC but I think it's a great option for work or school at just $36.90. Fake it til you make it, baby.