Friday, January 11, 2008

The Matchup: Isabella Fiore vs. J-Crew

I was window shopping on ELuxury today (not buying) and I noticed that Isabella Fiore's Heidi Handheld Bag [$285 on sale from $475] is similar to the Panama Bag at J-Crew [$58]. The price is substantially different due to the fact that Isabella's bag is leather while J-Crew's is canvas. Not only is Isabella's version overpriced but it is extremely heavy.
I love, love, love this style of bag- perfect for Spring/Summer. As a matter of fact, I gave a similar version of this bag by Bluet [$40] to my bridesmaids as a thank you present for participating in my wedding.

The particulars:
Isabella Fiore's Heidi Handheld Bag, $285
*Style# Heidi Handheld Bag
*Handcrafted Italian leather with geometric seam details
*Aged brass hardware
*Logo-etched nameplate on front
*Wooden frame with leather-wrapped handles
*Magnetic closure
*Offered in Mustard
*14.25" x 9" x 5"

J-Crew's Panama Bag, $58
*Style# 89687
*Printed cotton canvas
*Wood-frame handle
*Magnetic snap-tab closure.
*Offered in Sand [fashiontary's favorite], Botanical Green & Black Dots
*10 1/4"H x 10 1/4"W x 3 5/8"D.

1 comment:

Fashiontarian said...