In one of those pics on Shopbop it looks as if there's some kind of magnetic flap closure that would come over the top and zip of the bag? Although they never show it flapped over? I could be wrong!
But I cannot believe how similar they are though!
Whoa, that is a dead-ringer for the Hug Me! Just a tad smaller, and the depth is 4.5" compared to the 7" in HM. I almost wonder if it wasn't made by the same Italian atelier. Except that it doesn't have the two outside pockets on the HM, and I don't know what that flap thing is on the picture when the purse is unzipped.
Makes you kinda wonder if the leather is just as soft, doesn't it?
I wonder if this is just the style of the season because the one below is very similar and I found one last week in a black crash type leather that I meant to post here but I forgot. It was over $1000 and it looked just like Contessa's bag. I could have sworn it was D & G at Saks but the site is down so I'm not sure.
The Hug Me is also very similar in design to the Cole Haan Village Roll bag that I have. It doesn't have the longer detachable strap though. It also has the two slit pockets like the Hug Me. Here's a pic of my Cole Haan bag.
OMG - I just noticed they have a larger size in black (that looks very similar to black glossy).
This one measures 15" across as opposed to 13.5".
Anyway, I do see similar looking bags all the time - since it is very rare that a bag's shape is truly original. I had to post this one because it is virtually identical - and because both of them to appeared on the market at the same time (when one is introduced a season or two later - its not nearly as weird because one could just assume that the bag was inspired by or a copy of the earlier version).
I just thought it was the strangest coincidence that someone else out there was on the exact same brainwave as Jackie.