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Ask BB: Hermes Picotin Bag Look for Less

I need your advice: I love the Hermes Picotin bag, but of course do not love the price. I have searched, but I haven't been able to find a bag similar at a more reasonable price. Any ideas or suggestions? —Amy

The Hermes Picotin bag is a gorgeous handbag that retails for $2,200 at

I'm not sure what color you're looking for, but I recently saw a picture of Katie Holmes carrying her Picotin in orange, and it's really eye-catching. I love the classic shape and vibrant color.

So when I popped into Zara yesterday during a trip to NYC and spotted this bag (below), I was instantly reminded of the Picotin. The Zara bag is made from genuine leather and sells for $149.90. It appears more red in my photo but it's more orange in real life. It's also a bit bigger than the Picotin, maybe one-third larger, but for the price, I think it's a great way to get the look on a budget. Visit your nearest Zara store to purchase.

P.S. Zara's semi-annual sale started today! Shop items like blazers from $29.99, party dresses from $15.99, summer shorts from $15.99 and accessories from $12.99.