ALDO quilted tote bag
Classy details like this goldtone chain and
leather shoulder strap add lux
I have expensive, top tier brand bags, including Chanel, that I carry to events and business meetings, but I always have a couple of more moderately priced bags I use as "everyday bags" that I use when I run errands or run out for a quick bite with friends. And they have to have an open top and lots of pockets so I can easily access my phone, wallet, shopping list, etc. This bag had all of that: an open top with two top zippered side pockets and inside pockets for smaller items. The only thing mine doesn't have is the double C Chanel logo on the front. But, the minute I walked into the hair salon with mine, my stylist said "nice bag!"
I wasn't looking for a copy of a Chanel bag and I'm not going to pretend it's Chanel (obviously I'm sharing this with thousands of people!), but I wanted to share this, because it looks just like Chanel's Grand Shopping Tote in quilted caviar leather for a fraction of the price: $60 vs about $3000. It comes in black as well. Believe me I would love the Chanel one, but a $3000 bag is not in my bag budget for Spring. If my ALDO lasts through the Fall I'll be thrilled!
And, just for comparison here's the Chanel original version from a resale site and a blog: