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Spot the Real: Kate Spade Saturday Striped Weekender

Whether you're packing your bags for a weekend getaway or just need an oversized bag to lug your life around in, Kate Spade Saturday's graphic black and white striped weekender delivers. It's priced at $180, but I spotted an equally fun and chic bag for just $40 elsewhere.

See if you can spot the real from the steal by clicking either image below!

Spot the Real

Also love this polk dot weekender ($35) and this leopard one ($35) - meow!

Splurge vs. Steal: Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag

Mansur Gavriel bucket bag look for less

It's been called the "It" bag of 2015 and we're still in January. But getting your hands on a coveted Mansur Gavriel bucket bag can be tricky, with new arrivals selling out just as quickly as they appear. You can find the classic black with blue lining at Barney's for $625 (which seems downright reasonable compared to the cost of other "It" bags...cough, Givenchy, cough). Try the trend for less with a stylish bucket bag from Forever 21 instead - this one in navy looks especially polished!

Splurge: Mansur Gavriel Saffiano large bucket bag, $625 at
Steal: Faux Leather Bucket Bag, $27.90 in black, cream or navy at

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