If you’re a frugal fashion enthusiast like me, you probably understand the thrill of discovering the perfect accessory that complements your style. On a recent shopping excursion, I found myself in Anthropologie, surprised to find their Woven Clutch, priced at a not-so-budget-friendly $80. It was a gorgeous leather clutch, available in five stunning colors. However, my thrifty side led me to a surprising revelation – I already had a strikingly similar woven purse on me, but for only $30 from Amazon. Today, I’m excited to share this story with you and reveal how you can get your hands on the affordable look-a-like that looks nearly identical to the Anthropologie Woven Clutch.
On a very special weekend, four of my five kids were out of town with my husband. My one remaining child and I decided to create a girls weekend and this included hitting Georgetown and going shopping – a mother and daughter’s dream. Of course, for my purse that day I grabbed a sensible hobo bag for walking downtown DC.
As I entered Anthropologie, my eyes were immediately drawn to a display featuring the Woven Clutch. It looked exactly like the bag I was carrying. I had no idea that the bag I purchased off Amazon was a look-a-like bag.
Side by Side: A Surprising Comparison
With both clutches in hand, I decided to put them to the test side by side. I couldn’t believe my eyes; the similarities between the Amazon find and the Anthropologie Woven Clutch were striking. The woven pattern, the size, and even the texture of the leather were remarkably alike. I had unknowingly stumbled upon a budget-friendly gem that would save me a significant amount while keeping me on-trend.
Getting Your Hands on the Affordable Clutch:
Now, you might be wondering how to find this amazing look-a-like. The good news is that it’s easy! You can get your hands on a purse that looks almost exactly like the Anthropologie Woven Clutch for just $30. Here’s how:
- Visit Amazon: I picked up this size clutch. However, I do wish I had picked up this size as it is a little bit bigger and only $1 more.
- Check Reviews: When shopping, check out the customer reviews and ratings to ensure you’re selecting a quality product. Look for reviews that mention the purse’s quality, size, and design to find the best match. I gave you my review, but you might want to hear from others.
- Compare and Contrast: Take your time to compare the purse options available on Amazon to the Anthropologie Woven Clutch. Look for those that closely resemble your preferred color and design. The purse on Amazon comes in 4 to 6 colors (depending on the size. The purse at Anthro comes in five colors.) Decide if you want the same color as the designer store or something that looks different. I picked up the Brown1 color. I have the B-Brown color (large clutch) in my cart to order later because I like the smaller bag so much.
- Unique Strap: These leather woven clutches come with a strap. However, I picked up this pink leopard pattern strap. I plan to grab this red and green strap for the winter season.
- Place Your Order: Once you’ve found the perfect hobo purse, add it to your cart and complete your purchase. You’ll have a stylish woven clutch that’s practically indistinguishable from the Anthropologie version, and you’ll save a significant amount in the process.
In the world of fashion, it’s not always necessary to splurge to achieve a high-end look. The “save vs. splurge” mentality can lead to exciting discoveries that allow you to express your style while staying within your budget. I never expected to find a purse that looked almost identical to the Anthropologie Woven Clutch for a fraction of the price. This experience reminded me that there are countless hidden gems out there just waiting to be discovered. In fact, while shopping with my daughter we found items we loved in the store, Then we jumped on Amazon and found something almost identical online.
So, the next time you’re out shopping, keep an open mind and be on the lookout for those items you love and then search online for budget-friendly finds that might just surprise you!
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Last Updated on November 6, 2023 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living