This Fiona Beaded Bag Is Staud’s Long-Lost Twin (and It’s a Fraction of the Price)

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Fiona Beaded Bag Staud beaded bag lookalike

OK, it’s no secret that we are suckers for a luxe designer bag, so when we find one that’s high-quality and reasonably priced...we’re sold. After securing the Melie Bianco Brigitte Satchel that was making our Bottega Veneta dreams a reality, our heads were quickly turned by none other than Anthropologie’s Fiona. What can’t this PureWow editor-favorite store do?

When TikToker Rima brought these eye-catching beaded purses to the forefront of our minds in her viral video, we knew we had to share it ASAP. “It’s giving STAUD,” she captioned as she perused through the array of designs on display.

From the strap shoulder and beaded detailing to the magnetic closure (more on that in a minute), we break down all the similarities and differences below. (Like how it’s slightly smaller in stature, coming in around 5 inches to STAUD’s 5.5 inches and measuring at 8 inches wide to the designer’s 10.25 inches.) It’s safe to say that either option is a win in our eyes.

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TBH, we’re in awe that this STAUD lookalike even exists. (And at such an affordable price of $88, too.) To put it into perspective, that’s less than a third of the total price tag for the eccentric Tommy shoulder bag from the designer’s collection.

With a cotton lining in the interior, the Fiona is adorned with colorful beads that sit atop a polyester fabric which makes for more of a relaxed structure than its counterpart. Not to mention, the brand includes paper raffia—a sustainable, biodegradable and recyclable material derived from a native tree, also known as a Palmyra palm, found in Madagascar—in some of their designs like this tan woven one that we can’t wait to bring on our next vacay.

The best part? Anthropologie offers three special editions that give you various color and design options to choose from for any occasion and style your heart desires. We’re eyeing the pink and white floral design that’s totally Barbiecore-chic and the playful orange option that’ll undoubtedly add some sweetness to our wardrobe. Psst, if you’re into more of a simple and understated palette, they’ve got an option for you, too.

Come on...just look at that uncanny resemblance. One major difference between (what we deem) the twins, though, is that the STAUD Beaded Bag has a stiffened, structured hold compared to the relaxed build of the Fiona. Beloved by Kendall Jenner, this bold and whimsical STAUD favorite is impeccably hand-beaded with glass beads, emphasizing the brand’s special attention to detail when it comes to production of the unique designs.

Every purse is made with a small zip-pocket closure located in the interior and a slip pocket on the back of the handbag to store any small items like keys, receipts or your Fenty powder (for your own Rihanna halftime moment). Additionally, the bags are piped with vegan leather and come equipped with a magnetic strap closure on the inside flap to safeguard your valuables so you can breathe a bit easier when you’re at the bar or grabbing dinner. (Plus, you don’t have any latch closures to take away from the intricate designs.)

With 13 options to choose from, there’s a style for just about every aesthetic. Our suggestion: Try a baby blue and cream Zebra pattern for the ultimate show-stopping accessory or opt for the “groundbreaking” florals for spring shoulder bag that will have Miranda Priestly eating her words.

So tell us, which one caught your eye?

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Stephanie Meraz is PureWow’s Associate Fashion Commerce Editor. Stephanie is a natural savant in the fashion, beauty, and dating & relationships beats. She has over 22+ years...