Ostrich-Stamped Patent Bag

Greetings Fashion Divas,

Oh damn these economic times. Recession, financial disasters, blah, blah, blah! This mess, and the sensible person I am deep inside, is keeping me from my usual shopping habits. Take this gorgeous, chic, "I'm thinking about robbing someone" purse to the right. I mean.....what a superb statement piece. It reminds me of a Looney Tunes episode where Bugs Bunny takes off his glove and slaps the heck out of Elmer Fudd. That's what this purse would do to everyone you walk by. LOL!

Well, let's focus on the silver lining my friends. Although this Versace Venus Ostrich-Stamped Patent Bag costs $2880.00 at Eluxury, we all know that we can undoubtedly find something similar and more affordable right around the corner. My finds are below.

Angie and Lola Textured Dot Tote

The likeness is uncanny. The price difference is ridiculous!

Via Nova Dominica Tote $90.00 http://www.ebags.com/

The two-toned color is pretty close to the Versace bag.

Via Nova Paolo Tote $80.00 http://www.ebags.com/

Luana Hares Croco Black

Stamped Patent Leather Tote

Obviously ostrich and croc are not the same but the textures are pretty similar on handbags.

Patent Faux Croc Purse $21.80 http://www.forever21.com/

Yeah, this is where my budget is falling these days. LOL! Wait......that's not really funny.