I was browsing Piperlime’s Rachel Zoe Picks today, when I came across the Big Buddha Mia, which is undoubtedly a look-for-less version of the iconic Valentino Rose Satchel. Both bags share the basic satchel cut, and are topped off with the big ol’ rose design. Now I’m not saying that Valentino owns the rights to the rose design, however their rose design has been seen repeatedly throughout their collection of bags and clutches for many seasons now.
The big difference (besides the obvious quality difference, then again this is a look-for-less sighting) is the price tag. The Valentino Rose (leather) Satchel costs around $1,500, while the Big Buddha (plastic) Mia retails for only $85.