PSA: Anthropologie’s Designer-Looking Bags Just Landed in the Black Friday Sale


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When it comes to shopping for accessories, and bags in particular, there are a few things that we always look for whether we're investing in a designer purchase or a savvy high-street find. Firstly, quality–we have to know that the craftsmanship will go the distance. Secondly, price–does the cost per wear make the purchase worthwhile? And last but not least, style–will it look just as good in a year's time as it does now? Well, as someone who spends an awful lot of time scrolling through new-in styles, there is one bag in particular that ticks a lot of these boxes, and has recently garnered a lot of attention—first from thousands on TikTok, and then subsequently from our editors once we'd discovered it (and tested it for ourselves). But it might surprise you to find out that, no, it doesn't come from a luxury design house. In fact, you can shop this designer-looking bag at premium high-street store, Anthropologie. And right now, you can get it for less in the Black Friday sales. 


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A sizeable shape, crafted from vegan leather, and in a style that references one of the most iconic designer bags in recent years (and in very well-executed style I might add). Enter the Melie Bianco Brigitte Satchel. Now available in a plethora of colours, sizes and finishes, it's the perfect option for those who love Bottega Veneta's Jodie bag (but not the price tag). The brand is one to watch in the area of affordable luxury accessories: All of their bags are made from premium vegan leather in a cruelty-free, animal-friendly environment, with Fairtrade principles, so what's not to love?

The TikTok-viral woven shoulder bag has become so popular, that it's had a pretty consistent waitlist since its launch—with buyers having to wait months before their order arrived. The good news? They're currently fully back in stock (hooray!), and there's the new Drew, a mid-sized version available in chic pastels. 


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Should you be looking for a new, affordable yet luxurious handbag that will go with just about everything you already own, Melie Bianco's bags at Anthropologie are seriously strong contenders. And right now, it features na added discount of 25% off for Black Friday. Keep scrolling to see and shop the bags we're convinced are fashion's best kept secret.




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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.

In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.

Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.