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Ask BB: Kate Spade Westward Adventurer Satchel Look for Less

Recently, I have become absolutely infatuated with the Emily & Meritt for Kate Spade Westward Adventurer Satchel (shown below). Even for such a great bag, $795 is more than a little steep. Any ideas for a cheaper, similar version? I love the idea of a bag this size for weekend journeys away/train traveling. —Maria

That's certainly a drool-worthy bag, but you're right, the pricetag is out of reach for many of us. But don't fret, I found an amazing alternative! Whenever I'm looking for a classic, timeless leather bag with a vintage feel, I think of the Fossil Vintage Reissue collection - it's Fossil's best styles from the past, reinvented for today. This weekender bag, for instance, captures many of the attributes you like from the Kate Spade Westward, for about $570 less. And because it's Fossil, you won't sacrifice quality. Click the image below for details, it's also available in camel, red and a gorgeous two-tone style.

NICE find! The second option is adorable, great option from Fossil.
#1 alyson (Homepage) on 2011-08-19 13:22 (Reply)
I have the Fossil bag in two-tone, and it is just as amazing as it looks in the picture. I get compliments on it all the time!
#2 Mrs. Kinne (Homepage) on 2011-08-19 22:20 (Reply)
You can also get a similar look from Dooney & Bourke with their Florentine and Dillen collections.
#3 Purse Pixie (Homepage) on 2011-08-22 11:29 (Reply)
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