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Look for Less: Free People Faux Fur Tote Bag

Free People faux fur bag and the look for less
Now that fall is in full swing I'm realizing this is the season of faux fur. It's everywhere and it's better than ever. From coats to accessories - like this Free People bag - faux fur is the most fashionable fabric around.

Look for Less: Chloe 'Small Nile' Bracelet Bag

Chloe Small Nile Bracelet Crossbody Bag Dupe on Amazon
Oh, Chloe. Always making me want to drop $1,000 on a tiny leather pouch. Will I ever do it? Probably not. But do I admire the Small Nile Bracelet Bag? Absolutely.

Shop the Trend: 15 Floral Bags at Target

Shop the floral bag trend with these budget-friendly picks under $45 at Target.
I've been noticing a huge trend in floral print bags for spring at one of my not-so-secret favorite stores, Tar-jay! Sonia Kashuk's latest cosmetics bag line feature super bright pop art florals in orange and hot pink, while Merona is featuring a few new feminine floral prints on bags like this chic purse (which also comes in the most delicious solid colors, too). Since today is Valentine's Day, you can save 20% with code LOVE20 on almost all the 15 bags under $40 I've rounded up below! Go ahead, treat yourself...and let me know which new bags you're loving at Target!

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The Look for Less: Chloe 'Drew' Bag at Express

Chloe 'Drew' Bag Dupe at Express is a perfect lookalike for less!
Express has an amazing Chloe 'Drew' bag lookalike for us babes on a budget, and it's on sale! Now through Monday, October 10, it's buy one, get one half-off, plus get $25 off every $100 with promo code 1688 at! If that isn't reason enough to shop I don't know what is. I came across the bag after spotting my friend Alyson in her cold-shoulder Express top, which of course sent me down the Express rabbit hole (to borrow an expression from fashion blogger Shira), which led me to the Chloe knockoff. #incaseyouwerewondering What do you think, would you carry the Express version?

SPLURGE: Chloe 'Drew' Bag, $1,650 at

STEAL: Turnlock Crossbody Bag, $39.90 (BOGO until October 10) at

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