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Jul 10, 2012, 11:50am   #16
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I think "inspired by" is not the same as "copying". No one is trying to look like they have an LV by carrying a MK bag - at most they're saying "I like LV, and I maybe even have a few, but I needed a cheaper option today for whatever reason".

I can respect that (and not just because I have a few MK bags that I love. They're comfortable to use, reliable, sturdy, and nice-looking - there's not much more you can ask for imho)
Jul 10, 2012, 12:13pm   #17
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MK is ok IMO, their bags are nice in their own right and not a blatant copy like Rioni for example.
I think a lot of people buy their bags because they like them, not because they can't afford LV... Please don't kill me but the world doesn't revolve around LV (for other people)
Jul 10, 2012, 1:59pm   #18
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No, Michael Kors do not rip off LV. Michael Kors' 'Totally lookalike' was released BEFORE LV released the Totally. Also, LV do not own the rights to basic bag shapes like the Speedy/doctor bag or a tote bag... As for the MK monogram, it's nothing like LV's monogram.
Jul 10, 2012, 2:09pm   #19
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The Speedy isn't exactly the most interesting or ground-breaking of designs - I guess Gucci and Burberry also copied LV by releasing Boston bags as well?

Nothing like beatin' a dead horse.
Jul 10, 2012, 3:50pm   #20
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I wonder if the people who hate the MK "inspired bags" also hate clothes from H&M, Zara and F21. Those clothes are clearly (and they even admit to being) "inspired" by the runways from larger, premiere fashion houses. They're basically cheap, trendy "throwaways" so that people can have a taste of the current trend. I used to have a strong dislike for LV and didn't know much about the different styles mostly because I didn't care about them. I saw all the MK bags first because they're widely available - Nordstroms, Macy's, discount stores (Ross/TJ Maxx,Marshalls) etc....and since I wasn't aware of LV designs I didn't know they were "inspired." Not all, but arguably many of the women who carry MK aren't even aware of the fact that their bag may have been inspired by LV simply because these bags may not be readily available or widely popular in their area.
Jul 10, 2012, 4:26pm   #21
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How about the never full - total rip off of the st. Louis. And mine is sitting right next to me. I wish people
Jul 10, 2012, 4:28pm   #22
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Originally Posted by clu13
How about the never full - total rip off of the st. Louis. And mine is sitting right next to me. I wish people
Knew a bit more before making ugly statements. Nothing is ugly here, but it got ugly on the previous post.
Jul 10, 2012, 4:29pm   #23
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Good post.
Jul 10, 2012, 4:33pm   #24
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Originally Posted by lenaofdc
On the flip side maybe there are people out there that like the Speedy style but can't afford it and would like another option? The MK is a good quality option and is better than resorting to fakes.
agreed. every designer has a speedy shape, gucci, fendi, etc.
Jul 10, 2012, 4:35pm   #25
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Originally Posted by Pazdzernika
I wonder if the people who hate the MK "inspired bags" also hate clothes from H&M, Zara and F21. Those clothes are clearly (and they even admit to being) "inspired" by the runways from larger, premiere fashion houses. They're basically cheap, trendy "throwaways" so that people can have a taste of the current trend. I used to have a strong dislike for LV and didn't know much about the different styles mostly because I didn't care about them. I saw all the MK bags first because they're widely available - Nordstroms, Macy's, discount stores (Ross/TJ Maxx,Marshalls) etc....and since I wasn't aware of LV designs I didn't know they were "inspired." Not all, but arguably many of the women who carry MK aren't even aware of the fact that their bag may have been inspired by LV simply because these bags may not be readily available or widely popular in their area.
i also wonder too.. i can't afford designer clothing, but i do shop at all of the stores listed above.
Jul 10, 2012, 4:37pm   #26
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Originally Posted by Couture_Girl
agreed. every designer has a speedy shape, gucci, fendi, etc.
Exactly. Why do people target Michael Kors and not Gucci, Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Prada, Versace etc? Is it because Michael Kors is a less expensive brand? Silly, really. Because a brand is less expensive than LV and dares to have a doctors bag style in their product line does not automatically mean that their clientele are buying the bags as an alternative to an LV.
Jul 10, 2012, 4:39pm   #27
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Originally Posted by boyoverboard
Exactly. Why do people target Michael Kors and not Gucci, Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Prada, Versace etc? Is it because Michael Kors is a less expensive brand? Silly, really. Because a brand is less expensive than LV and dares to have a doctors bag style in their product line does not automatically mean that their clientele are buying the bags as an alternative to an LV.
its probably because their logo is brown... heck, fendi has brown logos. im not sure why people get so uppity about Michael Kors, they arent cheap bags.. they're good quality, and if I couldn't afford LV, i would much rather buy a good quality MK than a fake crappy LV.
Jul 10, 2012, 4:40pm   #28
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Originally Posted by L.Vuitton.Freak
and also looking at the website you listed earlier, some of the bags also look like the Bolide as well... and bits of the jypsiere... and the first few bags had that weave look sort of like Bottega Veneta...

Fashion is like books, films, songs, etc. Designers and others the like feed off one another and get inspiration from one anothers works... So in the end I dont really see whats the big deal about this MK copying LV or vise versa and also looking at the price of the bags they arent that cheap either for an average consumer too, so again i dont really see whats there to judge...

Just stating my opinion...
i totally agree.
Jul 10, 2012, 4:54pm   #29
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Originally Posted by boyoverboard

Exactly. Why do people target Michael Kors and not Gucci, Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Prada, Versace etc? Is it because Michael Kors is a less expensive brand? Silly, really. Because a brand is less expensive than LV and dares to have a doctors bag style in their product line does not automatically mean that their clientele are buying the bags as an alternative to an LV.
Not sure why michael Kors is targeted. It costs way more than most LV canvas. Michael by Michael Kors is less. Moreover, for anyone who knows fashion, Mr. Kors is adored. In a recent interview with some of the models in About Face, especially the older ladies, love that he is one of the few designers who still talks to models and looks at designs after they are on the body like Yves Saint Laurent did. And we all know YSL is one of Mr. Jacobs greatest inspirations. Again, most designers consider fashion to be art. Art is expression and should come from a place of love and passion. You don't have to like everything, but I wish there was more respect for the art involved.
Jul 10, 2012, 5:37pm   #30
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Originally Posted by Luv2Shop1
This topic has been covered a few times--here are two examples:

http://forum.purseblog.com/louis-vui...ys-718081.html

http://forum.purseblog.com/louis-vui...lv-670565.html
Please continue discussions in thread posted by Luv2shop1(thanks!).
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