Haute vs. Hot – Gucci or Perlina?


Have you met our new BFFs over at What’s Haute? We love popping over there to do some “window shopping” of all the designer bags and accessories that we would have to work for life and beyond to afford. Still, we can’t stop. Well, our friends know how we feel and now they are bringing us some cheaper (yet still beautiful) alternatives, right here on CollegeCandy. To see more couture goodness, visit What’s Haute.

The new Gucci Large Jockey Python Hobo Bag is sure to be a hit amongst fashionistas. Celebs love Gucci, python, and typically anything expensive and exclusive! The hobo is made of genuine python in a cool black color. Sturdy leather trim and signature brass Gucci horsebit studs complete the sleek look. Sure it’s an amazing bag but don’t we all have a better way to spend $3,295? So what’s a recessionista to do?

Shop just-as-haute alternatives.

Perlina offers up a fab Snake Embossed Pleated Satchel which rivals the Gucci hobo in looks, function and overall style. Pearlescent snake-textured leather shines up this ruched and pleated hobo. And at $168, you can snap up all four colors (black, purple, off white and yellow) and major style points, and still have money to spare for more important things.

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