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Style Kmart is selling a $6 bag IDENTICAL to an iconic $2,270 designer style

21:41  20 october  2020
21:41  20 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

This bag is a dupe for a designer one more than 100 TIMES the price

  This bag is a dupe for a designer one more than 100 TIMES the price The Australian discount store accessory bears all the hallmarks of the 'Bamboo Handle Tote Bag' from Gucci, which costs $2,524 to buy secondhand from consignment resellers online. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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Budget-conscious fashionistas can buy a trendy bag at Kmart that looks almost identical to an iconic designer style a staggering 370 times the price.

The Australian discount store's $6 'Mini Ring Crossbody' is a near-perfect dupe of the iconic 'Nile' bag from French luxury fashion house Chloé, which is crafted in Italy from leather and suede and costs an eye-watering $2,220.

Both bags have a gold 'bracelet' that can be looped over the wrist or used as a handle and a detachable shoulder strap for hands-free carrying, along with similar fold-over flaps that clip closed at the front.

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Differences emerge where Chloé's couture design is marked with intricate stitching and a stamp of the brand's eponymous logo, while Kmart's is bare and without detail.

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And it's not the first time the affordable retailer has released a brilliant bargain dupe of a designer bag.

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Shoppers have been stripping the shelves of a $20 wicker tote that bears striking similarity to the best-selling 'Basket Bag' from Spanish heritage label Loewe, which is handwoven from palm and calf leather and costs $855 for the equivalent size.

Both bags have tan handles and a large patch emblazoned across the front, though Loewe's design is stamped with the brand's logo while Kmart's is bare.

Demand for the budget-friendly imitation has soared since Sydney fashion blogger Dani slung it over her shoulder in an Instagram photo uploaded on Wednesday.

'The $20 tote you didn't know you needed from Kmart Australia,' the influencer, who posts as 'Luxe and Lemonade', wrote in the caption.

a person wearing a costume: Can you believe it's Kmart? This $20 tote has just hit the shelves at the Australian discount store, and fashionistas are raving about its similarity to a designer style 43 times the price © Provided by Daily Mail Can you believe it's Kmart? This $20 tote has just hit the shelves at the Australian discount store, and fashionistas are raving about its similarity to a designer style 43 times the price a woman standing in front of a window: The luxury alternative is this iconic 'Basket Bag' from Spanish fashion house Loewe, which is handwoven from palm and premium calf leather and costs an eye-watering $855 © Provided by Daily Mail The luxury alternative is this iconic 'Basket Bag' from Spanish fashion house Loewe, which is handwoven from palm and premium calf leather and costs an eye-watering $855

Followers were quick to note the striking similarity to Loewe's luxury accessory, which comes in three sizes - small, medium and large - and is described as 'the perfect summer staple' in a product overview online.

Can you pick the $20 tote from the $855 designer version?

  Can you pick the $20 tote from the $855 designer version? The Australian discount store's $20 wicker tote is a near perfect dupe of the iconic $855 'Basket Bag' from Spanish luxury fashion house, Loewe.The discount store's $20 accessory is a near-perfect dupe of the iconic 'Basket Bag' from Spanish luxury fashion house Loewe, which is handwoven from palm and premium calf leather and costs $855 for the equivalent size.

'I need to get my hands on this,' Gold Coast stylist Amanda Shannon replied.

'Love this, a gorgeous Loewe dupe! Might just tempt me back to Kmart,' another woman said.

'Must. Have,' added a third, to which Dani responded: 'It's giving me serious J Crew [a US designer label] and Loewe vibes!'

Kmart previously released an imitation of the iconic Bottega Veneta 'Pouch', which has been widely hailed as the 'It' bag of 2020.

a woman wearing sunglasses posing for the camera: Shoppers went wild for this $15 Kmart clutch bag which is a perfect dupe of a $3,700 designer style © Provided by Daily Mail Shoppers went wild for this $15 Kmart clutch bag which is a perfect dupe of a $3,700 designer style a woman wearing a costume: The original design is Bottega Veneta's iconic 'Pouch' (pictured), widely hailed as the 'It' bag of 2020 © Provided by Daily Mail The original design is Bottega Veneta's iconic 'Pouch' (pictured), widely hailed as the 'It' bag of 2020

The 'Large Clutch' from the Australian discount store costs just $15 and comes in tan, khaki and black, while the Italian fashion house's luxury design will set you back a staggering $3,730 in an array of shades including tan, mustard and red.

The bag hit the shelves as part of Kmart's autumn/winter range the first week of June.

It is still available on the website and is currently reduced to just $8.

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