Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thrifty Tuesday-Price Comparison

Welcome back to our normally programmed show post! I'm so excited to be getting back to the normal Thrifty Tuesday post. Heaven knows how much I love to shop, and doing these posts helps me because it lets me exercise my inner-shopper : )

This week's Thrifty Tuesday post is all about comparing. I always, always, always compare prices before I purchase. Unless it's seriously on sale or clearance priced, then I'm definitely whipping my phone out to price compare.

Today I'm comparing prices on a few popular purse trends. As I've mentioned before, I usually don't spend tons of money on trends because they're just that, trends. They change all the time and I am usually over them pretty quickly. Because I know that I'm like that, it makes it easy for me to spend less money and opt for a cheaper version of the trend. Also, I usually get tired of purses pretty quickly (other than my few good quality, classic ones), so I would hate to spend lots of money on an item that I would give or put away after only a few months.

So, here are a few popular options [splurge and deal versions] for you to drool over ; )
Left: Michael Kors Large Hamilton Frosted Jelly Tote [$268] vs.
Right: JosephM Ladies Nude Padlock Frame Bag [$44]

Top: Miu Miu Suede and leather shoulder bag [$865] vs.
Bottom: H&M Matt Bag [$47]

 Left: Marc Jacobs Paradise Bag [$835] vs. Right: Warehouse Stud Trim Slouch Bag [$36]

Left: Fossil Vintage Reissue Crossbody Bag [$166] vs.
Right: Cesca 'Divine' Faux Leather Crossbody Bag [$38]

Top: Dorthy Perkins Oversized Quilted Clutch [$35] vs.
Bottom: Marc Jacobs Ginger Quilted Bag  [$440]

 Left: H&M Envelope Clutch [$23] vs. Right: Marni Envelope Clutch [$278]

Top: Lulu Turnlock Wristlet [$6.90] vs. Bottom: Tory Burch Wristlet [$155]

What purse trends are you loving lately? Do you opt to buy cheaper versions of the newest trends, or do you buy the more expensive purse and carry it until it's worn out? I'd love to hear what your shopping habits are!

See other Thrifty Tuesday posts here!


lucia m said...

love it!!!


Hollie Ann said...

LOVE THIS! Keep this post up!!!

Susan said...

Oh goodness too many lovely things! I'm a purse gal through and through! I love a good one that lasts so I try to get styles that are timeless, though I have been picking up cheaper options lately. I like either! Those cross body bags I love!

Ashley @ The Sweet Life said...

Thanks ladies!

Susan-I'm glad I'm not the only one that shops for purses like that :)