Get Katie Holmes’ Lanvin Look for Less!

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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 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

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

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.

By Sasha Charnin Morrison for To read more of the Recessionista blog, click here.

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