Why Does This Bag Cost Only $34.99?

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

OH, KNOCK IT OFF!

When is a fake not a fake? When it's made by the same designer — with the best intentions. "Target let me offer a collection anyone can afford," says Devi Kroell of her collaboration with the store on a nicely priced replica of her python hobo that catapulted her to cult status. We didn't even have to put the squeeze on her to tell us how they did it.

STITCH JOB

Machine-stitched, not hand-sewn like the original.

Most Popular

LINING UP

Got silk? The original does; this is polysatin, a synthetic.

ZIP TEASE

This zipper is nylon; the original is brass.

STRAP ARTIST

A flat handle is fastened with a satin brass-finish rivet, while the original sports a round handle with a PVC tube inside.

GET CLOSURE

The satin brass-finish magnetic snaps look almost as high-end as real brass.

VINYL EXAM

The vinyl "scales" are debossed and dipped in metallic dye for a 3-D look — cheaper than python from Asia.

THE ORIGINAL

Devi Kroell's signature python hobo bag-in several sexy colors-retails for $2,590; 631-329-2700.

Fashion
Share
Boombox Bags, Zendaya, and More Major Moments from the Louis Vuitton Cruise Show
Fashion
Share
Rihanna Has the Perfect Solution for Dressing in the NYC Heat
Fashion
Share
Beyoncé Wore a 'Lemonade'-Themed Outfit on Date Night with Jay Z
Fashion
Share
13 Just-Right-Sized Bags Because Who Wants to Carry That Much Stuff in the Summer?
Fashion
Share
Only Kim Kardashian Would Show Up to Scott Disick's Birthday Party Wearing *This*
GIF
Fashion
Share
9 Clothing Items That Will Shake You Out of Your Fashion Funk
Fashion
Share
This Roland Mouret Alumna Wants You to Wear Athleisure—to Work
Fashion
Share
15 Celebrities Who Made Epic Fashion Comebacks
Fashion
Share
6 Styling Tricks to Play Up Your Absolute Favorite Parts
Created for Nordstrom
Street Style
Share
We're Never Working Out Again Unless It's in Taylor Swift's Latest Athleisure Look