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Bag a Deal

Posted on 27 January 2017

Given the sky high prices of branded bags, each and every one of us is on the lookout for an avenue to get the same for cheaper. Here are 5 ways to get a bag for cheaper. Intrigued? Then read on…

  • The first method is pricey, but you do get a good quality bag for a fraction of the cost. There are a number of manufacturers based in Italy and China who produce bags that are exact replicas of designer handbags. You will get an imitation leather bag that looks like the real deal. The branding will either be custom to the factory or non-existent. However, the finishing will never ever get close to the real deal. These bags may be only a tenth of the price, but they won’t last beyond a couple of trips to the shops. If you do decide to go down this route, then ensure that there is no mention of the actual designer anywhere as there is a very thin line between a fake and an exact replica.

                                                           Guilia Massari bag                                           Pia Sassi bag

  • The second route is a similar looking design from another design house or a high street retailer. There are reputed brands like Hush Puppies where you will find a Celine look alike for a fraction of the price. Zara’s highest selling bag is one that looks like a Prada Saffiano Luxe tote. Forever 21 has carried multiple iterations of the popular Michael Kors Selma bags. These bags can be found at every nook andcranny and you are safe in the knowledge that the retailers are reputable. However, there is absolutely nothing unique to these bags. And a very high chance that you will bump into someone carrying the very same bag.


            Hush Puppy bag                                              Mini office city bag

  • Then there are online portals like eBay doing a brisk business in handbags and for a reason. You can find good branded bags for competitive prices. But I know what you’re thinking! Yes, there is always the risk of fakes. And this is where some specialist knowledge will come in useful. You need to be aware of the differences in leather, hardware and stitching to be able to identify a fake. So there is always a risk factor attached, but if you do manage to overcome this, you could land up with a good one.  
  • These last two routes guarantee authenticity. The first requires patience. You could, of course, wait for department store products to go on sale. There is the advantage that you will not be paying full price for an authentic product. However, because of their very high operating costs, even sale prices in department stores may stay comparatively high. Then there is convenience to consider: how far is the closest store to you and are you willing to wait for the sales or do you want a well-priced branded bag NOW? Depending on how good the sales are, you may even need to camp outside the store or get there at 3am!

                                                                                                                                     Crowds outside Harrods     

  •  And that’s where we come in! Chic Cult sources products from actual brands at the lowest possible prices. Not only do we sell discounted products all year round, but also have regular offers and final reductions. We have excellent relationships with our verified and curated suppliers and work closely with them to bring you the best of designer accessories at the best possible prices. We guarantee that all our products are authentic and come with the relevant warranty cards. And what’s EVEN better? Our prices include taxes, duties and shipping. What you see is what you get.

Versace Jeans, red textured handbag  Cavalli Class Handbag

          Michael Kors                         Versace jeans                              Cavalli Class

So the next time you wonder where to look for a great deal on designer goods, you know where to go!

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