7.29.2010

Thrifty Thursday: J.W. Hulme Co. Legacy Mini Bag on a Budget

Kitty cats, to your left you’ll find J.W. Hulme Co’s luscious Legacy Mini Bag; to the right it’s impossible to miss Cooperative’s Foldover Satchel.

It’s true my loves, the chic Cooperative carryall is constructed out of canvas with a faux leather trim, as opposed to the nubuck body and real leather trim of the J.W. Hulme Co. pretty; but for just $48.00, in comparison to the $286.00 price tag of its high-end distant relative, it is every bit as fabulous – and available in four irresistible shades (tan; teal/brown; black; and red) that will see you through each and every season in style!

Will J.W. Hulme Co. tempt you into being a big spender, or will Cooperative inspire you to save?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and Urban Outfitters for the pictures.


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Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

You always find such great matches it would impossible not to opt for the cheaper version!

briannelee said...

Usually I go for cheaper alternatives to items, but I think the expensive version is a bit more stylish here and a classic bag gets lots of wear therefore the price per wear is worth it.

Paislea Elyse said...

i just love your finds!

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Leia said...

What a great find, Erika! :)

Leia

nookie said...

actually the cooperative one looks better

The Favour Shoppe said...

How did you know I was a purse fanatic!! LOVE them both ! but alas the cheaper of the two is more in my price range :) Great find !

Dancing Branflake said...

I want! They cheaper one is exactly the same! And this would go with everything I have to wear. Yay!

Maddy said...

WoW! I'mm definitely going to "cooperate" on this one! $48 seems like a solid figure to me!

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing find, darling!
Really cute purse!

xoxox,
CC

FASHION SNAG said...

This is such a great find. I like them both because they are so similar. It is a super cute purse!

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style'n said...

Cooperate today!

S.Elisabeth said...

Ooh lovely find. Though I think I'd have to go with the more expensive one here!

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Erika you always find the best deals and the cutest stuff!! I love them both, so I will save the money and get the cheaper one!

Have a lovely Thursday. :)

Rachel

Jen said...

i think i'd definitely go with the cheaper one this time! although the material doesn't look as high quality, i'm loving the shape of the bag more :)

Jamie said...

Are you kidding me?? The Cooperative bag is almost identical!! Definitely saving on this one!!!

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johanna said...

The bag is AMAZING

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Cute- not really my style, but I like the equestrian vibe! :)

nicole said...

Erikaaaa! I love your blog but it's really not going to do wonders for my shopping ban because I really want to buy this bag! I love the J.W. Hulme Co. bag and love the replica you found even more because it has that double flap at the front! Your Thrify Thursday posts rock xo

(I have to go cut up my credit cards now before I am tempted to buy this lol)

Grace said...

I'd seen that Cooperative bag on College Fashion, recently, actually! It's cute and a good deal!

Sarah said...

A great find, Erika!

Cat said...

I am absolutely inspired to save. You are right! This bag can travel easily through all the season...it would be a great investment :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I hate to do it, but I'd have to go with the designer. It just looks much cleaner.

Rachel said...

I'm always willing to splurge a bit on a good handbag. So, I'll go with the J.W. Hulme Co. bag. Although, both bags look great!

ellie said...

oh, I have to say I think Cooperative's is neater and maybe it brings out the vegetarian in me to ....or I'd find more to spend on other things. Really I like what Coopertive has done.

Tights Lover said...

These really are very close to identical. I think I'd opt to save myself the $240 in this case and go for the Cooperative!

Thanks for the nice comment! I'm glad you're enjoying my Q&A posts!!

Style Eyes said...

I think I like the more expensive best but as it would probably get dirty so quick I would opt for the cheaper version.

Sherin said...

*gasps*. Why have I never seen this bag before? It is pure perfection. The J.W. Hulme Co one is amazing! It is absolutely screaming my name.

AH said...

not really my style, so i'll save my money for next time :P

ediot said...

hi darling. youre so good at finding looks for less! i love these posts! i would love an look for less on the balenciaga belt mk&a and a lot more celebrities have worn.. that buckle belt.. its so brilliant. and i want it. or something like it.
hope youre having a wonderful summer and a great week sweetie

xxx

Oana Roxana said...

I can't stand faux leather,but I like the design.

Shop N' Chomp said...

I'd splurge a bit and get the J.W. Hulme Co.!

The F Word Online said...

Erika! how are you girl? i havent been on the blogosphere for quite some time now. i hope everythings going well? slash thats a great find !

xx lue

Midtown Girl said...

What a great find - love the equestrian look doll!

Maria at Bachman's Sparrow said...

Very pretty, and what a steal!

xoxo Maria

Krystal said...

the hulme one i say :)

this free bird said...

you are the QUEEN OF THE FIND!!!

i want the expensive one this time.

oh no not again!

xoxo,
carrie

Midnight Cowgirl said...

They're both great, but who can resist saving a little money? What a great find!

Mimi said...

i would most definitely go for the cheaper version! :)

<3, Mimi
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Clare said...

This is the perfect day bag. I am currently envisioning different ways to style it. SO cute!

ak said...

love love the bag..ive been craving something that color!

xx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Admittedly love the curves of the JW Hulme bag - bag shape is so important!

Emily said...

I'd take the real deal this time :) I can't resist!

Melissa said...

Wow, these are amazingly similar!

Jessica said...

You are so good at finding these! I think the splurge is worthwhile in this case. There's something to be said about quality.

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Crazy as hell for the cheaper one! I'd love to use it as a crossbody bag soooooo freaking much because I loooove the colour!! :)

Devs said...

Hmmm, I am leaning towards the more expensive one just because I like the shape a teeny bit more but they are both very darling!

Josie said...

I absolutely LOVE the J.W. Hulme one! So pretty...
xo Josie
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B a la Moda said...

WHat a cute little bags!

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Miss Caitlin S. said...

That purse would be really cute for my sister.. but not my style so I'm going to go with neither! :) Great match up though!

beckyxoxo said...

Cooperative for sure ! It's just lovely !

Purses Pastries Etc... said...

Oh, I fell in love with the JW Hulme bag when I first saw it on Shopbop so I'm so excited to see you feature it!! And your choice of a counterpart is, once again, spot on! I have a leather saddlebag which is similar just larger that I bought ages ago from a leather artisan in Ancient Olympia in Greece and I love it -- such a classic shape!

OneCraftyFox said...

You find the best items to compare!

Happy weekend :)

Meream said...

I am liking the double flap of the cheap version :)

WeShop said...

I would def go for the cheaper option. Have a great w/end. xx
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Cindy Whitehead said...

in this case perhaps the more expensive one....

fashion junkie said...

WOW! That's a fabulous find! $48? That is amazing!!!

Lovely!!

MelRod

Susu Paris Chic said...

Funny... my mind has also been on small purses lately... just see what I wrote;)

I love the coffee colors in these!

la petite fashionista said...

very cute! looks a lot like the bag I got from Duluth Pack a couple months ago! Check out their site if you like similar looking bags!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I'd be the spendthrift on this one for sure!

Audrey Allure said...

Love the JW Hulme one!

J. said...

I'm breaking the bank this week and going for the JW Hulme...the nubuck sucks me in everytime!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I LOVE this post. These bags are amazing =) and yes, I'll have the cheaper one please.

janettaylor said...

I have a similar one by Gucci. THis is vintage...:D

Winnie said...

Oh no, this time round I prefer the more expensive version! I always feel so triumphant when I like the cheaper versions!

Also, yay for short girls! Haha.x

Leah said...

Funny that you posted this Erika... I've been looking at two-toned brown bags lately. I love them both. xoxo

The Owl's Closet said...

these are cute, erika! i actually like the cooperative version better and such a great price, too!:) have a great weekend!

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Cynthia said...

Oh wow, the two bags look really similar! I don't even know which one I would prefer...

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