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Splurge vs. Steal: Chanel Perfume Bottle Bag

Chanel perfume bag look for less
This morning's celebrity look for less featuring Emmy Rossum included a statement-making bag shaped like a car. Lots of designers have been showcasing unconventionally-shaped bags on the runways (Anya Hindmarch, Kate Spade and Coach come to mind) including Chanel's purse shaped like their iconic parfum bottle, which first appeared in the Resort 2014 show in May 2013. With wedding season looming large, why not swap your usual clutch with something that's guaranteed to get attention? Bling Bling Sisters Perfume Bottle Bag is definitely a conversation starter, and unlike the Chanel bag which originally cost nearly $10,000, it's just $48. Available in clear, gold or black.

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Emmy Rossum is Gingham Gorgeous - Shop Her Summery Look for Less

Emmy Rossum's gingham dress and car purse look for less
Emmy Rossum had me at gingham with this sweet, summery look. At first glance I assumed her cheeky car purse was by Kate Spade, but a quick look at Emmy's Instagram account informed me that the actress has owned the Betty Dumoulin bag since she was 11 years old. And her shoes are by English designer Paul Andrew. Thank you interwebs! For the look for less, I found another novelty bag (a milk carton works, right?) and a gorgeous gingham dress by Aqua that you can wear all season long with everything from flat sandals to white sneakers, if you're cool like that.

Get the celebrity look for less:

Aqua Shirtdress at Bloomingdale's, $88 (also love this one at Forever 21, $27.90)

Aldo Milk Bag, $40

Forever 21 Pumps, $19.90

John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Air Dry Waves Styling Foam, $9.99

Shop Ruche Earrings, $13

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