This ever-so-chic high street quilted bag looks just like a classic Chanel (and it's less than £40)

We're loving M&S for bags right now

M&S black quilted bag
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You can never have too many black handbags, so as soon as we spot a new sophisticated style on the high street, we're immediately ready to invest. It's just an added bonus that a new design from M&S looks very similar to a sought-after designer buy...

Chanel's classic handbags are some of the best designer bags money can buy, and they come with a stamp of approval from A-listers including Katie Holmes and Zoe Saldana. However, they're a pretty unattainable purchase for most of us.

That's why we were thrilled to find a sleek crossbody bag that looks very similar to the Chanel classic flap bag at M&S - for less than £40. If you've always pined after a handbag from the French fashion house but could never quite justify the cost, this is your chance to get the look for much, much less.

Although we love an affordable alternative to a premium designer buy, it's important to note that the quality of both bags will be very different. Whilst the M&S bag is made from 100% polyurethane, the Chanel original is made from black lamb leather, which will wear far better and last longer in your wardrobe.

Plus, there are visual differences in the design of both bags - the M&S has some extra padding on the handle, a statement seam down the middle, and of course lacks the handy hidden back pocket and the iconic C clasp.

However, if you're on a budget and can't stretch to the almost £9k price tag, an M&S sale or full-price version of one of the best crossbody bags can help you to achieve a similar look, or try out the style before forking out for the real thing.

This particular looklike is easily one of the best on the market right now, and you can guarantee it will get countless wears in your capsule wardrobe. For just £39.50, it's a no-brainer purchase.

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Amelia Yeomans
Senior writer

Amelia joined woman&home in 2022 after graduating with an MA in Magazine Journalism from City University and she is now a senior fashion and beauty writer. She began building her career as a lifestyle journalist after completing a fashion journalism course at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in 2019, writing for a variety of titles including OK!, New!, and Notion on topics such as sustainable fashion and entertainment.