Save vs Splurge
I have been thinking/writing this post in my head for awhile now. I am a big bargain shopper. I love nice looking things but I hate paying a lot of money for them, especially since I cycle through things. I don’t want to put a ton of money into something that I will end up getting rid of or selling in a few years. That is where save vs. splurge comes in. I try really hard to find dupes for products that I love so that I don’t end up paying a ton of money for something. I am probably best at thing when it comes to purses but I have gotten pretty good at it with other items too.
Today, I want to show you some of my favorite things that I have done comparisons for and which item I ended up with, because sometimes the more expensive item is better!
These shoes are so on trend right now. They came out last Winter and I fell in love with them right away. I actually bought the Sam Edelman pair last year when I was trying to find cute, comfy shoes I could wear in the Winter. I wasn’t able to wear my boots when I was pregnant because they destroyed my feet! Anyway, Target came out with a similar pair for their Fall line this year. They are super cute, and less than half the price.
I did try a pair of the Target ones on in the store and I have to say I live the Same Edelman ones better! They look better and I feel like they are better materials and will last longer. The winner here are the Sam Edelman shoes.
Who doesn’t want a Burberry Trench? I think I have wanted one since middle school. But who can afford a Burberry Trench? Definitely not me! There are a lot of dupes out there for this classic look but my favorite by far is the one from Banana Republic.
I have this exact trench from Banana Republic in black and I love it! It has the classic cut you look for in a trench coat, without the price tag of the Burberry version. The winner is the Banana Republic trench.
This has to be one of my favorite save vs splurge comparisons. I have been eyeing this Celine bag for years. It is such a classic bag and I love the neutral color. I know that there are a lot of bloggers that have this bag, but I just couldn’t (still can’t) afford to buy a bag for almost $3,000! So I did a lot of searching. I wanted something that was very similar to the Celine bag but I didn’t want it to look like a rip off. This Spring, I found the Henri Bendel Rivington Convertible tote. I love that you get 2 bags out of this one. It is also BIGGER than the Celine bag. I ended up purchasing it in the Chipmunk color (which is now out of stock) and I LOVE it. The leather is amazing and the size is perfect. I do want to mention that I did NOT pay $450 for my bag. I always wait for a sale. I was able to combine a sale and a coupon code and purchased my bag for less than half of the retail price! It is just what I wanted out of the Celine bag, but at a much better price point. The winner here is the Henri Bendel bag.
I do have a disclaimer on this one. I do not own either one of these bags. I do like them both, however. Surprisingly these bags are very similar in size. The Chloe bag is a little deeper than the Rebecca Minkoff bag, but considering how tall and wide the Rebecca Minkoff bag is, I don’t see how that would make too much of a difference. I love that the Rebecca Minkoff bag is a great alternative to the Chloe bag, while still maintaining the classic Rebecca Minkoff look. The winner here is the Rebecca Minkoff bag.