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J.Crew's $1,500 Handbag: We Love You, But You're Not Gucci

December 31, 2012 by Justine Schwartz
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Who doesn’t love J.Crew? Their Italian-made knits are bar-none, they’ve got the coziest vintage pajamas and collabs with brands we love like Lulu Frost and Soludos. But does your favorite mall store have any business selling a $1,500 alligator bag? Jenna Lyons seems to think so. The Americana staple is now selling an exotic-skin version of their Edie bag for the price of one month’s rent. Jenna admitted that her latest pick, which she wore to Derek Lam’s spring 2013 show, is a bit “over-the-top” on J.Crew’s Tumblr earlier this month, but the real question is – will anybody drop that much for it?

Sold at their upscale J.Crew Collection store on Madison Avenue in New York, the bag is described a perfect “I was very good this year” gift. So, in theory, you could grab one for yourself if Santa didn’t bring you what you wanted. Assuming you have a few thousand extra dollars lying around.

So, what do you think: would you buy a $1,500 bag from J.Crew, or would you save the big bucks for brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci?

For more handbag news, check out the 10 most popular accessory brands of 2012, shop the fur clutch trend, or get Hilary Duff’s YSL bag.

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Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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