Many of us have “splurge” items; things that no matter how tight finances get we just need. For me, it’s Dior mascara, gourmet tea and scented candles. If comes between these little luxuries and my gas payment being late, I’m going to have to call the gas company. (Or get creative with the microwave!)
Trendy purses or “it bags” are one thing I usually look for a bargain on. And though it’s dubbed a “classic” – the Balenciaga envelope clutch is not exactly an heirloom I foresee passing on to my grandchildren. Plus, at a whopping $945 (that’s rent AND a spa day) it’s a tad out of reach. Harwin’s version, albeit not leather, is a super cute alternative that will hold up long enough until I’m obsessed with the next handbag du jour.
SPLURGE: Balenciaga Arena Classic Envelope Clutch, $945, Barney’s New York
STEAL: Black Vinyl Envelope Clutch, $17, Harwin Outlets