Supermodels Are Making This $65 Bag From Amazon Look So Expensive

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Irina Shayk
Irina Shayk. Photo: Jason Merritt/Radarpics/Shutterstock

Bottega Veneta better be dusting off its defense, because an under-the-radar brand is coming swiftly for its It-bag title.

On a walk through New York City this past weekend, Irina Shayk's outfit was largely what one would expect from a supermodel ensemble: $200 designer Ksubi jeans, an unreleased Vivienne Westwood coat, ultra-costly Chrome Hearts sunglasses that require an advance appointment to even consider buying. The parade of affluence and access showcased in her look was, however, interrupted by a simple black leather bag. Not because the scrunchy-strapped purse was any less stylish and trend-forward, but because it costs just $65 and can be found on Amazon.

JW Pei, the brand behind the teeny tote, is well-loved by bag sleuths for its affordable designs that stand up in quality and style to much more expensive labels. Other JW Pei purses start at just $29 on Amazon, which can't be said for high-end leather goods from By Far or Staud, even though similarities have been drawn between their designs. Plus, JW Pei exclusively works with vegan leather.

Shayk's A-list outfit featured another attainable element — one with the cosign from an even more prominent celebrity. Her Sorel sneakers were named one of Oprah's "Favorite Things" for 2020, and they're just $136 on Amazon.

Her whole look begs the question: Is it even an It item if it doesn't come with two-day shipping? Your move, Bottega.

Get the look:

JW Pei Gabbi Bag
Shop now: $65; amazon.com

JW Pei '90s Shoulder Bag
Shop now: $31 (Originally $37); amazon.com

JW Pei Crocodile Crossbody
Shop now: $59; amazon.com

JW Pei Small Wallet
Shop now: $22; amazon.com

Sorel Women's Kinetic Impact Lace Sneaker
Shop now: $136; amazon.com

Sorel Women's Kinetic Impact Strap Sneaker
Shop now: $140; amazon.com

Sorel Women's Kinetic Impact Lace Sneaker
Shop now: $140; amazon.com

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