When it comes to lovely, luscious handbags, it's hard to beat the leather masterpieces by Chloe. Lately, I've particularly been loving this Chloe Metallic Paddington Tote, available for a cool $2,080 here. Made from slightly plum-tinted dark leather, the maze of silver buckles and padlock detail make this doctor-style bag irresistible. Unless, of course, you can't afford to plunk down two grand for a piece of arm candy. If that's the case with you (as it is with most of the U.S. shopping population), I've found a stylish approximation that slashes more than $2,000 from the price tag. To see what it is,
It's the Urban Outfitters Doctor Bag With Buckle, available for a crazily low $68 here. This slouchy doctor-style tote is also adorned with big, bold buckles and features a similar double-handed design and muted brass hardware. As a must-have bag, it's a far cry from the Chloe, but as an affordable and stylish accessory, this bag is hard to beat.