Welcome to day 4 of 5 in our weeklong HandbagHeaven.com Steal the Real series. So in yesterday’s post, I pointed out that almost every celebrity has been spotted carrying the Hermes Birkin Bag. In this Steal the Real, I’m pretty sure ALL celebs carry the Balenciaga Giant City tote including Vanessa Hudgens (on several occasions), Nicole Richie, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, Ashley Tisdale, Amanda Bynes, Lauren Conrad, Stephanie Pratt, Dakota Fanning, Mary-Kate Olsen, Christina Aguilera, Fergie and many many more! This handbag comes in a variety of colors for both the material and hardware.
I honestly can’t find a difference at all between the Steal and the Real, with the exception of a drastic difference in price! The Real is from Barneys New York and has a price tag of $1,795. The Steal is the Broad Ripple Satchel and retails for only $53.95, for a difference of $1,741 from the Real. This satchel has gold hardware and is available in pewter, black, navy, brown, or white. If you prefer silver hardware, check out the Perforated Broad Ripple Satchel for $49.95, available in pewter, black, or blue. You have to view the side profile on these handbags – the shape and size of the hardware is unreal!