Alright everyone, how many of you like Kate Spade bags? Now, how many of you guys can afford to drop $$$ on her designs on the regular? While I’m sure many of you can – and all the power to you if so – there’s a store out there that sells stuff with a similar vibe for a fraction of the price, and that magical store is called *drum roll, please* Charming Charlie.
They’re pretty big so I’m guessing a lot of you already know about them, but I wanted to blog about CC because I discovered them not too long ago. I shopped their store for the first time a few months back at the National Harbor, and I was totally blown away by their selection. It was like accessory heaven, and I felt like there were so many Kate Spade-esque pieces for sale.
For those of you wondering, the quality of their clothing’s comparable to Forever 21 or H&M, and they have a lot of trendy items in stock so you should definitely get your browse on if that’s your thing. I personally prefer their jewelry & bags. Note: not everything’s super high quality so definitely take your time when shopping! And remember, don’t purchase something just because it’s affordable. Make sure you can wear it – whatever “it” is – at least 3 different ways.
The last time I was there, I purchased two evening bags: a fabulous faux-velvet handbag (aka the piece I’m carrying below) and an adorable starfish clutch. Both pieces were under $20, and they looked exactly like something Kate Spade would sell: whimsical, flirty, and fun!
The designs I bought are totally sold out, but there are tons of other adorable options available on their site so definitely get your browse on! I haven’t seen anything over $50, and most of their stuff’s under $20 so it’s definitely affordable.
Photos shot by the amazing Sung Shin. For more outfit inspo, click here!