Kate Spade Dupe

~The Cat’s Meow – Barbie TM Movie~

I think I’ve mentioned before that I really like wacky handbags. Some time ago, I saw a very similar mouse handbag from Kate Spade.  See the Kate Spade Cat’s Meow Mouse Bag here.

The one that I have here is from Charming Charlie (see the link below). 

There are some differences between this satchel and the Kate Spade bag.  The Kate Spade bag is made from crosshatched leather with a textured suede trim. The bag measures 5.1″h x 8.9″w.

In the Kate Spade bag, the mouse’s whiskers are black.  There’s a block of cheese dangle that comes with it and the ears are a bit more rounded.  Of course, there’s also the Kate Spade logo on the side. Original price of the Cat’s Meow handbag – $278.

The Charming Charlie Mischievous Mouse Satchel is made from vegan leather. This one is a little bigger at roughly 7″h x 11″w.  Original price – $29.

In both bags, there are two pockets on the inside – a small zippered pocket and a flap pocket (though in the Mischievous Mouse, it has a bit of velcro to keep it closed).

The Charming Charlie satchel doesn’t hold a lot, so I’m guessing the same is true for the Kate Spade bag as well.  This one is definitely not meant to be an everyday carry, but it is cute.  It is definitely a point of conversation anytime you run into other women.  They all want to know where I got it.  A few women that I met didn’t like that there was one so similar to Kate Spade.  I’m not sure how the folks at Kate Spade feel about it either, but I like that there is a cheaper, alternative option. 

How about you?  Real? Or the dupe?

Hope all of you are about to rock those Black Friday Sales!  Be careful out there!

~PJ

Top – Cato (similar here and here); Leggings – Lularoe; Shoes – Rocketdog; Pocketbook – Charming Charlie

*About the jewelry:  I got the earrings at Charming Charlie over the summer.  There was also an earclip that was very similar to the hoop design, which I often wear with just one of the earrings.  The necklace came from Walmart in their “Olive It” collection.  Necklace was $5 as is all their jewelry in this line.  I couldn’t find links to these pieces online.

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