With Stitch & Strut aimed at mixing high and low fashion and finding affordable alternatives to more costly couture, I am pleased to announce a weekly series, The Stitch for Less. Each week, I'll find you budget-friendly accessories and clothing that bear a striking resemblance to designer goods.
This week, we have the Louboutin Pigalle clutch vs. the Kate Landry pearl swirl flap clutch.
The Louboutin Pigalle clutch is sleek and sexy with the silhouette of Christian Louboutin's famous Pigalle pump embossed on the flap, showing a hint of the designer's signature red sole. The clutch has come in a variety of colors, leathers and styles, all of which resemble the shoe that bears the same name.
The Kate Landry pearl swirl flap clutch in ivory satin features the same construction as the Pigalle clutch, including the same embossed silhouette, this time featured in pearls. The Kate Landry clutch is much more of a special occasion bag than the Pigalle clutch, which has a little more wearability. Although not nearly the same quality as the Pigalle, the Kate Landry version is a great alternative for those seeking the unique flap design of the Louboutin bag, which retails for $795 vs. the Kate Landry bag's more modest price point at $55.
You can find the Kate Landry pearl swirl flap clutch at Dillard's and Dillards.com. Want to splurge? The nude patent Pigalle clutch is sold out on ChristianLouboutin.com but is available in black, purple and red patent.