In the TME FB Insiders group, several Insiders were lamenting about how quickly their favorite products had sold out at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. We’re not sure if that’s due to longer shopping times for each access level, stock issues, or if people are just ordering a ton and planning to do some major returning.
It’ll be interesting.
So Those Clare V. & COACH Bags In The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Are Sold Out? We Have Cool Options.
Anyway, one brainstorm we had (during our FB live call — thanks for the help, gang) is that it might be useful to try and round-up similar products to our sold-out favorites. And when we asked which products everyone was the most sad to see go?
Sold Out: The COACH Trail Leather Crossbody Bag
Coach Trail Bag (NSale – sold out) | Coach Trail Bag (full price at Coach.com)
So this bag really is something special. It has a timeless vintage vibe and is *almost* quirky. I found it paired best with other fancy-ish (or ladylike) shoes. Lug-sole boots and sneakers looked a bit off, but sleek heeled booties, ballet flats and heels were perfect. This bag is an outfit-maker for sure.
Left Outfit: Coat | Sweater | Jeans | Bag (full price) | Booties
Right Outfit: Coat | Sweater | Jeans | Bag (full price) | Flats
Where to Find The Black COACH Crossbody Bag (Or Close Alternatives)
Push The Envelope A Little….
These picks have a similar vibe to the Coach bag, but they’re not, at first blush, obvious alternatives. That said, the spirit of these bags is similar to the Coach one, and isn’t it the spirit of the thing the exciting part? Also, in the spirit of ‘on sale’…most of these bags are sale section finds.
Sold Out: The Simple Leopard Print Suede Clare V. Tote
Clare V. Tote (NSale) – sold out | Clare V. Tote (full price on ClareV.com)
I adore all Clare V. I have several bags by this brand and, consistently, they are the bags I wear every day, the bags I pack for travel, the bags I rely on to make my outfit. Also, I’ve been wearing Clare V. bags for years, and have never felt like one has gone out of style. The brand manages to walk that fine line between classic and interesting, turning out truly timeless styles with an under-the-radar cool.
Left Outfit: Sweater | Jeans (in the NSale) | Jeans (not on sale) | Bag (full price) | Boots
Right Outfit: Dress | Bag (full price) | Mules
Where to Find Close Alternatives To The Clare V. Animal Print Tote
Think Out of The Box
There’s lots to love in the Clare V. tote. Personally, I’m drawn to the slouchy, luxe leather and roomy shape…Linzi loved the pattern and bright pop of color. So keeping those things in mind, here are few other alternatives (again, most are on sale):
The Clare V. Midi Cheetah Print Leather Crossbody Bag
Clare V. Crossbody (NSale – sold out) | Clare V. Crossbody (full price at ClareV.com)
Left Outfit: Tee | Jeans | 501s (not in sale) | Bag (full price) | Mules
Right Outfit: Sweater | Jeans | Bag (full price) | Sneaker Boots
Other Clare V. Crossbody Bags
You’ll never go wrong with any Clare V.
Quirky-Cool Crossbody Bags
I searched the internets for something…different. Something that was still that sort of wear-everyday, not-too-big crossbody, but something a bit unique. Again, many are on sale.
Hope this helped!! And here’s to keeping shopping fun, not stressful.
This was so helpful! Love this article – would love to see more articles like this! (ie can’t get this beautiful thing (due to out of stock, too expensive, etc) so try this other fun beautiful thing instead – i particularly like that you had things that didn’t look like the original item but still have the same vibe. I can’t always translate in that way myself)
Link below for a bag on sale at J. Crew that is a leopard print, but might satisfy someone else’s desire for the Clare V. cheetah crossbody. You can also order a few different bag straps from J. Crew to up the fun factor.