$240 – johnlewis.com
$99 – black.co.uk
The Hermès name is synonymous with good taste. From coveted leather goods like Birkin and Kelly bags, to lust-worthy baubles, to traditional silk 90” scarves, a Hermès is the definition of “investment piece.”
So, what do you do if you love the look, but not the price tag? I suggest you try an imposter. No… not “faux” designer handbags sold on city street corners by shady looking fellows with possible criminal records. I mean high-quality pieces from designers you already love, who also appreciate the undeniable mystique that is Hermès.
Above, I’ve highlighted some must-have looks – not just for fall, but forever. These are classic pieces that you will bequeath to your daughters (and maybe even to their daughters).
If you can splurge, by all means, go for the Hermès (these pieces appear on the left). If you can’t, at least adopt the look. Similar, and infinitely more affordable versions, are shown on the right.
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Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winningYou’ve been Sentenced! word game.