With its sexy curves and stitching, there are certainly shades of Chloe's Marcie bag in this affordable Dakota purse from Melie Bianco.
If you can afford the original, I can't imagine the Dakota would tempt you. But as a designer substitute, this one does a pretty good job. What I like most about it though is that it doesn't completely mimic the Chloe bag; it simply takes inspiration from it. The Marcie's braided handles are traded for a more practical cross-body strap, and Melie Bianco's polka dot lining is much more fun than Chloe's drab green-gray material.
Of course, for a mere $85 we don't expect the sort of luxury materials Chloe uses. The synthetic material is great quality though, and its pebbled texture helps it pass for genuine leather.
The Dakota's practical cross-body strap is paired with a spacious interior. That satiny spotted lining instantly won me over, but it's also got the right amount of pockets and space.
For me the biggest disappointment is the choice of colors. The Dakota has a real Western vibe, so the selection of poppy turquoise blue or hot fuchsia pink seems really strange. Some more sedate options, including tan or chocolate brown, would have worked much better with this style.
More Features of This Melie Bianco Cross-Body Saddle Bag
- Zip top closure
- An adjustable cross-body strap with an 18.75 to 21.75 inch drop
- Measures 9.5 x 11 x 4 inches
- Made in China
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