I've gotten a few messages about my YSL chyc bag as it seems like quite a few of you are thinking about getting it too. I've been carrying it nonstop since I've gotten it and it's quickly becoming my favorite bag. I like that when you have stuff in it, it keeps the shape well. That's a pet peeve of mine when bags get droopy or change shapes after you've put stuff in it. Even for the mini size, it's pretty roomy and I can fit quite a bit in there. I love that it has the shoulder strap option too. I debated getting this larger size and am glad that I ended up with the mini but I am loving the Chyc in this purple. It's gorgeous!
Since I can't afford something too pricey right now, I went looking for a "look for less" and I love love these bags and are all in the right price range for me.
Michael Kors Hamilton - similar to the YSL Chyc in color and size, this one is even better as it has a shoulder strap!
Rebecca Minkoff Ostrich Embossed Beau Clutch - the color is super similar to the Marc Jacobs but the price is much better and it's even on sale for 30% off.
Salvatore Ferragamo Miss Vara Bow - while it's still a tad expensive, it's actually a great price for a Ferragamo and still way less than the mini Chloe.
Ann Taylor Animal Print crossbody Bag - I really like the gray animal print and the mix of the suede and leather. And the price is right!