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Look for Less: Madewell Zip Top Transport Crossbody

Madewell look for less at Target
It's no secret by now that the Universal Thread line at Target has a lot in common with the Madewell brand. And we're certainly not complaining! Both deliver laid-back classics from jeans to accessories that everyone can't seem to get enough of these days.

One of the most coveted categories from Madewell are the handbags made from better-with-age genuine leather. They aren't really that expensive as far as designer handbags go, and they hold their value, too (just check ebay or poshmark!)

If you're not keen on spending $150 for a bag, that's ok! Target has you covered. The Universal Thread 'Rowan' comes in 4 colors and costs just $25. It looks a lot like the Madewell Transport Crossbody, which comes in 5 gorgeous colors. Take your pick, the real or the dupe are both perfect for summer!

THE LOOK: Zip Top Transport Crossbody, $148 at

FOR LESS: Universal Thread Rowan Small Tote Handbag, $24.99 at

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