Monday, March 21, 2011

DUPE: Proenza Schouler PS1 Bag

I currently ordered the Mossimo Messenger bag (in white) from for $35, and afterwards I found out it is a near exact dupe for the Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium bag which retails for $1,595
First off, this bag is described as "white" and it is actually an off-white/cream shade. Which is fine with me, i like it alot, but i am afraid it will get dirty.... and im sure it will. However, if you're interested in this bag it does come in several other colors from Mossimo and Proenza Schouler as well as different sizes. It also has credit card slots, a zipper pouch on the back, a front pouch under the flap, and an inside zipper pouch as well as two small pockets, a short handle, and a long strap. The long strap is detachable and sizeable.

The bag itsself is not 'structured', meaning there are no panels for keeping your bag in form. For me, this makes it just a little hard to grab things out of in a hurry, and i found that when i was switching from my old Marco Santo bag i had to keep picking the Mossimo bag up and propping it so i could get things inside. This isnt a total dealbreaker for me, I still love the bag, but it is a pain. Overall i am already in love with the bag (as i knew i would be). I also purchased it in the color 'mushroom'.

Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Bag in White

Celebrities wearing the PS1 bags in various colors/sizes.


  1. OMG, they're like exactly the same! Except I'm sure the Proenza is a lot better quality, haha. It's annoying how the bag has no, like you said, structure, but oh well! :)

  2. Haha i know i was researching the Mossimo after i bought it and there were a few online blog posts about how its a total dupe and they look soooooo similar!!! i LOVE the grey colored one in the celebrities photo. And it is def. annoying that it has no structure.

  3. wow I can't believe how much alike they are! You got a really good deal on it! I like the short handle, it's very businesslike.

  4. I like it alot too, i was also surprised at how similar they are. This is a really good dupe. I use the short handle 99% of the time.