This vs That is a comparison of goodies you could buy at a chain retail store versus the handmade counterpart. This edition is doing the comparison up against my Military Circle of Friends (MCF) gang.
|Hovering Agate necklace by Anthropologie $38|
|Amethyst Amulet by Winddancer Designs $39|
|Black and Creme Zebra Pouch from A Stones Throw $10|
|Pyramid Stud Clutch from The Gap $29.95|
The above is a clutch from the Gap. Not only is the wristlet from A Stones Throw 20 bucks less expensive, but the fabric instead of PU (yuck, is right) makes it washable, for those times when your lipstick cap fall off, or if you have an isue with a pen getting loose.
Echo Newsboy Cap from Nordstrom's $35
White Buckle Newsgirl from Two Seaside Babes $37
Not only is the Two Seaside Babes hat made by a handcrafting artisan, but it is also 100% cotton (the Echo hat is an acrylic/nylon/spandex blend). And if you ask me the design looks sturdier and more complex than the Echo hat from Nordstrom's.