Ashley Olsen could wear anything and we’d think it was chic, and for good reason. It usually is. One half of the design duo behind The Row, Olsen is a walking ad campaign for the brand that everyone in fashion, no matter their personal style or taste, adores. So of course, when she steps out for even the most mundane of errands, her look inspires.
This time around, when she was spotted checking off to-dos in NYC in a black, tailored maxi coat, puddle pants, and a colorful scarf, it was her bag—a $3,000+ rectangular shoulder bag from The Row—that reeled me in. Simple, black, and bowler-like, the bag in question is utterly timeless and thus selling out like crazy. As much as I’d love to be one of those people snatching up one of the last few available styles, though, Olsen’s bag is just slightly (read significantly) out of my budget at the moment. Luckily, after a great deal of scrolling through Amazon, I discovered an alt that called out to me just as much—and it’s $80.
Shop my $80 alternative to Olsen’s gorgeous $3,000+ The Row bag below.