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Get The Ultimate It-Bag Without Breaking The Bank

A purse fit for the fashion Gods.

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Image: via @allisonoverseas on Instagram

Gucci’s popularity has been greater than ever since Alessandro Michele took over as creative director in 2015 and reinvigorated the Italian label with an off-beat ‘70s flare. Fur-lined Princeton loaferslogo belts and vintage, branded tees from the house have been all over the blogosphere for months, but there’s another accessory that has always been at the forefront of Gucci’s appeal: its handbags. 

From the iconic Dionysus, with its tiger head, D-ring closure (a reference to the Greek god after which it is named), to the new Sylvie collection that features a chunky, gold-chain fastening and a top handle, a Gucci handbag is the mark of a true fashionista. 

But not everyone can afford to spend half a years’ wages on a handbag, dreamy as it may be. When we saw Dubai-based blogger, Allison Everett, rocking a red, embroidered Dionysus with a pair of breezy summer culottes and a pussybow blouse, it gave us the incentive to seek out the perfect alternative. 

Once we started looking, we found that we’re not the only ones with a hankering for designer handbag dupes: Skinny Dip, Topshop, River Island and our new favorite online store, Uterqüe, have all got a Gucci homage among their accessories. 

Check out our favorite Gucci handbags and the best affordable alternatives below:

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Gucci Dionysus Embroidered Shoulder Bag - $ 4,200
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Gucci Padlock Python Shoulder Bag - $3,800
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Gucci Dionysus Bamboo Large Appliquéd Leather Tote - $5,200
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Gucci Sylvie Embroidered Top Handle Bag $3,500
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Gucci Dionysus Small Embellished Coated-Canvas and Suede Shoulder Bag - $3,800
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Skinny Dip Denim City Cross Body Bag - $50
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Uterqüe Leather Clutch With Snakeskin Embossing - £145
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Mango Chain Patched Bag - $80
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Skinny Dip Green Snake Town Midi Bag - $50
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& Other Stories Patched Mini Leather Bag - $135
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Topshop Crystal Floral Clutch - $48
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Uterqüe Buckled Leather Cross Body Bag - £145
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River Island Grey Floral Embroidery Lock Front Satchel - $53
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Topshop Rosie Study Floral Crossbody Bag - $48
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Skinny Dip Brown Snake Town Midi Bag - $50
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