One is from Gucci and will set you back $1,100. The other is from everyone’s favorite fast fashion store Topshop, and is only $40. Can you tell which is which??
Okay, the logos are a dead giveaway–but can you believe how similar these bags look?
Let’s really break it down. To start, Gucci has been making the blogger-loved Marmont bag for a couple seasons now. Style bloggers adore it (see social media, below), purse bloggers adore it… who knew that basically a fanny pack could garner this much respect and adoration? Here it is on Instagram in full Gucci goodness:
See how flawlessly it belts over power suits? It’s New York Fashion Week-worthy. Just ask bloggers like Caroline Daur (pictured above, in said power suit). Convinced that you need one in your life yet?
We hope you’ve been saving! GUCCI GG Marmont matelassé belt bag ($1,100)
So then you have this delicious discovery: a site called Her alerted us to the fact that now Topshop has jumped aboard the fanny pack bandwagon, with a wonderful Marmont bag lookalike. But this one is a very very small fraction of the Gucci price.
Their Queenie bag stirs up the same emotions (and is roughly the same size, shape, quilting, etc.) as the Marmont. Except this one has velvet (ooooh! ahhhhh!) and costs $40. SO TEMPTING!
Guilt-free: Topshop Queenie Quilted Velvet Bum Bag ($40)
So, tell us what you think–is the Topshop Queenie a perfect Gucci Marmont knock-off… or are we dreaming? Which would you rather own? Are you likely to buy either?