Meghin Markle’s Leather Tote Bag for Less

The leather tote bag hack every girl needs to know

I will be the first to admit that I have a bit of a leather tote bag shopping addiction, and that doesn’t make me a bad person! My husband may have to tell me a few times that I need to ease up on adding yet another bag to my collection, but that just makes me better at hiding them around the house. Which is why my antennas shot sky high when social media and every fashion blog introduced Meghan Markle’s new congac bag!

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Everlane Day Market Tote

I am sure we all know where we were when news broke, I for one was at home watching E! News. If you follow the Duchess’ fashion style (and you should be, religiously) then you know that everyone wants to know what shes wearing. I, for one, fell in love with her simple yet versatile leather tote bag. As soon as I found the retailer (Everlane, by the way), I headed right over to scout that bag.

The Everlane Day Market Tote comes in 6 colors, almost 5 star reviews, and seen on one of the most famous celebs on the plant. But wait…$175, huh?!? My shoulders dropped to the floor as soon as I saw the price tag.

BP. Stitched Tote from Nordstrom

Let me clear my name right here. I am a shopper and I don’t mind charging my purchases to the AmEx, but within reason! I simply could not justify spending $175 on a single item, unless I did some soul searching and negotiating with my husband. So, as I started to daydream of this dreamy leather tote bag that will never be on my arm, BP. came out with a pretty good look-a-like tote!

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BP., Stitched Tote

If you’re unfamiliar with BP. it’s a popular Nordstrom brand with a decent price point and fashionable assortment. I have purchased several items from this brand (my black and white top is from BP.) and the quality is very good! A blush pair of leather mules from BP. live in my closet, see the related post below. I would really recommend this brand because they are conscious of your wallet and know you still appreciate your appearance. The stitched faux leather tote mimicked Meghan’s leather tote bag so well that it was worthy of a hack product feature. The BP. leather tote comes in cognac (or minimalist black), simple exterior, no closure, and even more simple interior.

Related post: Leather mules fitted with a bow

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BP., Side Slit Tee | Madewell, Scallop Shorts, Similar | BP., Tote

I purchased my tote during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale for $25! The beauty of this tote is it’s a fantastic accessory as a Summer/Fall transition. Women who work, moms, and ladies who carry their lives in their bags will find SO MUCH USE in this bag!

Related post: My Tops and Sweater Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale

Here are a few images of the BP. leather tote bag in brown.

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BP., Side Slit Tee | Madewell, Scallop Shorts, Similar | BP., Tote

Tell me what you think about this bag and Meghan’s bag in the comments!

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