Though I love a great bargain as much as the next person does, even I have to admit that sometimes knock-offs aren’t as good as the original. Such is the case with the two satchels below. The one at the top, Kate Spade’s Essex Scout Satchel, is made with 100% smooth soft cowhide, is trimmed in 14-karat light gold plated hardware and costs a whopping $395.00. Its knock-off, the Upwardly Mobile Satchel, is made by the U.K. Satchel Company and is made of leather composition. Though a bargain at only $134.00, it cannot compare in beauty or quality to its more expensive contemporary. So, for this edition of chic vs. cheap, I’m gonna have to go with CHIC.