I have a kind of sick, deep throbbing heart pang obsession over a handbag. Like, if I don't get it I may go kabonkers and need to be sent to a padded cell. It's the Lanvin Happy Bag, priced at $1,980! But I just love the way it looks. It's similar in feeling to a classic Chanel bag, but then it has a kind of twist. It's quirky. The chain strap has little grosgrain bows, a nice lock at the flap...it's generally very chic. After buying so many crazy things over the years, it's nice to buy something somewhat elegant and almost regal.
The Happy Bag -- owned by Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba and Reese Witherspoon -- makes me bananas enough that I decided to go web surfing and I found a very close replica to this bag on Dillards.com. The Kate Landry-designed purse is only $69, and comes in purple and the insane brown leopard PVC.
To be ultra creative, add a few DIY features like some black grosgrain ribbon. Tie the chains, maybe add a few gold coin charms (if you can find something like that) or a keychain and hello? You’re set and your heart will go on!
Pick up the Dillard's version at Dillards.com.
This stylish shoulder bag features:
- turn-lock closure
- double chain straps with double tassel detail on one strap
- one zippered outside pocket
- goldtone hardware
- cotton lining
- two zippered and two slip inside pockets
Want to splurge on the original? Find it at bergdorfgoodman.com.
A cheerful bow speaks to signature Lanvin style.
- Noir (black) metallic lambskin.
- Tonal topstitching.
- Brass hardware.
- Chain-inset shoulder straps with bow and logo medallion.
- Flap top with turn-lock closure.
- Inside zip pocket.
- Made in Italy.