This is so disgusting, I will go check the charles and keith here and see if they are carrying them too. Whats more disgusting is that we spend so much more on our real bags, and everyone will be carrying these so called inspired bags around and just going to spoil it for all of us here. Already hardly anyone know RM here they will jsut think that I am carriyng a stupid inspired bag.
This is frustrating!
I dont think the leather can ever compare. Plus the new hardware has RMs to really make it difficult for counterfeitters. Plus those are not even luxurious looking. This wont stop me from buying on eBay at all. What it will stop me from is just buying with out asking questions and reading feedback. Also, its a great idea to have the bag authenticated here on the forum as well.
The knock-offs are made of PVC, not real leather, and the quality is obvious when you examine the bag up close. Anyway they've stopped selling them in stores here for whatever reason - but I still see bags "inspired" by Marc Jacobs, Anna Corinna, Kooba etc. Meh.
This may have already been talked about but I just saw this for the first time.. I was walking through Macy's and out of the corner of my eye I see what looks like a bad Nikki nock-off.. To my surprise it is a hobo made by B Makowski that looks just like the Nikki!! Obviously the quality is horrible but it looks as though they were staring at a Nikki when they designed (copied) the bag.
I'd have to say that if I were asked to pick a least favorite handbag designer I would pick KathyVan Zealand & B Makowski hands down, so when I saw this bad I almost fell over.
Here's a link to pic if you have not seen it before: