A Flowery Steal: Xela-D Maria Shoulder Bag vs. Amanda Seyfried’s Valentino Tote

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This Maria shoulder bag from Xela-D reminds me of Amanda Seyfried‘s super flowery leather bag. You know, the one she’s been seen carrying around a lot lately.

Amanda Seyfried was spotted leaving a gym in Los Angeles with a distinctive, flower-adorned leather bag on June 14, 2010Amanda Seyfried was spotted leaving a gym in Los Angeles with a distinctive, flower-adorned leather bag on June 14, 2010 (Credit: Michael Wright / WENN)

Anyway, back to the Xela-D Maria shoulder bag. It certainly doesn’t look like Amanda Seyfried’s handbag, but its fun vibe, summery colors, and lone flower appliqué are what reminded me of it.

The Xela-D Maria’s cute, playful, and almost childish design is not as chic as Amanda Seyfried’s bag, but there’s a good reason for it beyond aesthetics.

Xela-D Maria Fabric Shoulder BagXela-D Maria Fabric Shoulder Bag

Each Xela-D bag is laboriously made by hand. For every bag purchased, a portion of the proceeds is donated to OPNICER Colombia, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and their families suffering from cancer.

A close-up of Amanda Seyfried's elegant and floral leather bag, showcasing intricate design and craftsmanshipA close-up of Amanda Seyfried’s elegant and floral leather bag, showcasing intricate design and craftsmanship (Credit: Michael Wright / WENN)

The Xela-D Maria is not exactly cheap at nearly $100, but with the good intentions behind it – you know that buying it goes beyond just purchasing and consuming.

Here’s something else to put things in perspective: Amanda Seyfried’s bag is the Valentino ‘Summer Flowers’ tote, and its current retail value is $2,690.00.

On June 14, 2010, Amanda Seyfried was photographed leaving a gym carrying a Valentino 'Summer Flowers' tote, a bag currently valued at $2,690.00On June 14, 2010, Amanda Seyfried was photographed leaving a gym carrying a Valentino ‘Summer Flowers’ tote, a bag currently valued at $2,690.00 (Credit: INFphoto)

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