The newest Marni bag is delicious, but this Marni Balloon Bag ($1,360) has been tempting me for months. I gaze at it longingly at least once a day. I can't refuse the shiny leather, functional strap, and rich brown and black . . . but my wallet makes me refuse the price. Tear(s).
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It's no Marni, but this Ann Taylor Embossed Croco Handbag ($49) is as close as I'm going to get without spending a fortune. It has the same oval handles, brown color, and balloon shape. I don't love the stud detail, but for that price, I can't complain.