Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Does This Remind You Of A Certain J.Crew Bag?

I came across this handbag at Target recently, and I have to say it reminds me of the J.Crew Editor Tote. ..granted, it's not leather, but the overall shape and design is very similar. This is the Mossimo Black Triple Handle Tote in Salmon. It retails for $22.99 and also comes in Black, Bone, and Teal (which is a softer color IRL than the picture on the Target website).

The Target website description is:
*Oversized Tote
*PVC Plastic, Nylon Lining
*Deep Dark Pink
*Features Interior Zip Pocket, 2 Main Compartments
*Snap Closure, Removable Strap, Double Handles
*Wipe Clean with Damp Cloth
*Dimensions: 16.0 X 5 X 13 "

Here is the J.Crew Editor Tote...

The J.Crew website description:

$395.00 item 13633

"We love the casual-chic look of this bag. The leather has been intentionally distressed for a worn-in, worldly appearance and will continue to soften and fade gradually over time. Removable resin chain. Resin hardware. Top interior hidden magnetic closure. Front-wall split patch pocket, back-wall shiny brass zip pocket. Cotton twill lining. Part of the J.Crew Collection. Import. Comes with dust bag. 36" resin chain. 7" handle drop. 16"H x 12 3/8"W x 5 1/4"D."

The Mossimo bag has a similar look, but for a significantly less amount of money...what are your thoughts?


  1. Wow, I actually like the Target bag better.

  2. This is really cute. Gosh, I love Target. I'm really sad I moved to a town that doesn't have one :(

    This is OT, but I was posted a pic of a new graphic tee last week that was beige with smaller white flowers on it. Do you know if that tee is a store-only item? I'm sad that it didn't show up online today...I was really looking forward to it! Just seem to have the inside scoop often :)

  3. Good morning Anon @8:32 and AppGal!

    AppGal: I'm not sure if the Cherry Blossom tee is store only, or not. It's very cute, and it would really be a shame if they didn't offer it online. I think it fits TTS. I would get it in a Small if I were to purchase it. You could try calling the Orlando store to have it shipped to you if you're interested. Someone should be there now. 407-226-9732

  4. Wow! Thanks for cluing me in on the Target versions of bag and the shoes in the post below. I'm buried under snow and ice, so I ordered them both. I already have rossette t's on the way.

    Again, thanks so much!!!!

  5. Thanks, FFM! You're so helpful. I took a chance and called my nearest store, which is in Asheville, NC, and they had plenty in stock as well. I went ahead and snagged one...I was afraid that if it was a retail-only item, it would go fast! Thanks again!

  6. This looks a lot like the Editor bag! Another thing to check out on my Target run tonight. Thanks for this great find, and also for the shoe find! I can't wait to see them in person.

  7. The Target version doesn't look half bad. I'm thinking of going to check this bag out! Please, if anyone has already bought it, let us know how it's holding up. Thanks again FFM!

  8. I will be checking the bag and shoes out as well. Thanks FFM!

  9. so cute!!! thanks for sharing!

  10. I went to target and got it this morning, again, thanks so much!! Ps - there was someone else there who gunned it for the bag too, wonder if it was a fellow JCA/FFM follower!

  11. After seeing these pictures, I just went and got this...I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It is gorgeous and even more beautiful in person. I know I'll definitely get my $23 worth out of it! :)

  12. The Target bag is lovely- and the price is great too! I can't get over how much the two bags look alike!!! Great catch FFM! :)

  13. Thanks for sharing! I've already ordered this bag and can't wait to get it :) I know if I see anyone else with it, they have to be a JCA!

  14. And I am on my way to Target right now to hopefully get this bag and perhaps some of the pearl necklaces that also look suspiciously like JCrew! Thanks for posting about this!

  15. I just bought it in the Salmon color! I love it! It's almost a perfect cross between the Editor tote and the Large Gallery Hobo. It's a great bag! Thank you for posting about this lovely bag that I can actually afford :)