This Clare V. Crossbody Dupe Is $275 Less Than the Original


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If there’s anything I’ve learned while living in New York City, it’s never to underestimate the importance of a crossbody bag. This purse style slings over your body for maximum security, but it’s also the ideal size (not too big and not too small) for holding all your everyday necessities. One brand that’s made a name for itself because of its crossbody bags is Clare V. However, if you’re not ready to shell out $375, I’ve found a Clare V. crossbody dupe that costs only $100.

Clare V.’s Midi Sac is a do-it-all kind of purse that is quite literally the perfect size. Measuring 7.5 inches in width, 5.5 inches in height, and 2.5 inches in depth, the brand touts it as a day-to-night bag that can hold your phone, keys, wallet, glasses, and more. Don’t worry, there’s also room for a lippie (or three!), a pack of gum, and a mini perfume bottle, too. But besides its capacity, it’s made from handwoven leather and comes with a detachable crossbody strap that you can swap for other Clare V. straps. You can also choose from 19 (!!) different colorways—from more daring cobalt blue and army green to more neutral cream and tan.

How does the dupe at hand, Quince’s Italian Leather & Raffia Crossbody, compare? Top-quality leather? Check. Detachable crossbody strap? Check. Similar dimensions? Check. They’re basically cousins if you ask me! However, the Quince bag has one interior zip pocket over the Clare V. original, as the latter has no interior or exterior pockets. And while the Italian Leather & Raffia Crossbody only comes in two colorways, they’re both classic options you could match with almost anything.

Left: Quince; Right: Clare V. Photo: Quince; Clare V.
Quince Italian Leather & Raffia Crossbody Clare V. Midi Sac
Dimensions 6″ H x 8.5″ W x 3″ D 7.5″ W x 5.5″ H x 2.5″ D
Materials 100% top-grain Italian leather and cotton-nylon blend raffia;
Lining: 100% cotton
Handwoven leather
Strap Removable and adjustable crossbody strap with 22″-24″ drop 45.5″ detachable strap
Pocket(s) 1 interior zip pocket None
Made In Florence, Italy Bangladesh
Price $100 $375

I’m not the only one who sees the resemblance between the two purses. One reviewer wrote, “I am very impressed with this bag. Beautifully designed and executed. Very stylish. This bag is almost identical to a well-known ‘designer’ bag I own that was much, much more expensive. This was my third purchase of the crossbody style bag, each as beautiful as the next. Highly recommend.”

Another shopper raved, “I’ve been looking for a summer purse for a few months now. This is exactly what I pictured in my mind. It looks great, holds enough but not too much, I’m obsessed!”

Quince Italian Leather & Raffia Crossbody
Quince.

If the price tag on Clare V.’s crossbody bag has been holding you back from finally splurging, you know what to do. Check out with Quince’s Italian Leather & Raffia Crossbody in your cart and watch it become your go-to purse of the summer. Who knows, you might even end up like the shopper who bought three versions! For additional chic, affordable, editor-vetted options from the brand, take a peek at our team’s Quince review.



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