I Just Found the Perfect $80 Alt for Ashley Olsen's Gorgeous $3000 Handbag


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Ashley Olsen could wear anything, and I'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, she was spotted checking off to-dos in NYC in a black tailored maxi coat, puddle pants, and a colorful scarf, but it was her bag—a $3000+ rectangular shoulder bag from The Row—that reeled me in. Simple, black, and bowler-like, the bag in question is utterly timeless and selling out like crazy. As much as I'd love to be one of those people snatching up 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 alternative that called out to me just as much, and it's $80. 

Shop my $80 alternative to Olsen's gorgeous $3000+ The Row bag below.


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On Ashley Olsen: The Row Leather Tote ($3150)

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.