There is something to be said for a great statement piece in your closet. However, the quality and timeless look of a classic piece can be very costly on the wallet. I have been crushing on the sophisticated look of the Gucci Sylvie bag for many years. I love that Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Chanel are some of the few high-end lines that sell the same coveted bags for years, which is a testament to how classic they are.
While you have a high chance at finding runway ready bags on a luxury online consignment shop, you can also try to find look-alikes and save vs. splurge.
I found the perfect alternative to the Gucci Sylvie. I actually think I like the Tory Burch garden party option more. The spunk, structure, and symmetry of the Gemini link on this shoulder bag will be something that your great grandchildren will crawl into your closet for years from you. Vintage is in, ladies!