To me, winter is all amount sumptuous luxury. Bundle up in faux fur vests, layer on a cape, you name it. Maybe I watched the animated Anastasia movie one too many times, but I’m all about pretending I’m basically a tsarina in Imperial Russia with the amount of excessive glamour that winter brings out in me. Which brings me to today’s look for less. Nothing says excess and luxury like a velvet Chanel bag. *cue choir of angels singing*
Since I don’t have the funds of an Imperial Russian tsarina at my disposal, I’ve found a few dupes to satiate your velvet bag cravings. No Chanel aura, alas, but that also means no Chanel $2500 price tag. Plus, I wanted to keep the Sunday scaries at bay this afternoon by doing some online shopping for my internet friends.
While many fast fashion brands like Boohoo, Forever 21 and even Betsey Johnson make some very affordable looks for less, my favorite hands down has to be this Rebecca Minkoff number. It’s still a little pricey at $200, but how gorgeous is that sapphire velvet? That rich jewel tone and the details make it look much more expensive and Chanel-esque and have shot it to the top of my lust list.
I’ve included lots of affordable options below, so you can get your velvet fill until you save up for that Chanel investment piece.