I'm not trying to start a war.

  1. But does this Coach bag from their "classic" collection, or does it not, look an AWFUL lot like a Kelly?

    Pictures courtesy of eBay, Coach and TaraLindsey.

    Original retail, $348.


    Don't get me wrong; I used to work for Coach and I like some of their bags. But to me this really borders on design theft. Maybe it's just me.... :confused1:
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  2. rbb, the one in the middle really screams Kelly-esque to me.
  3. Now if it had the two straps in front with a turnkey- that would border on design theft. IMO its just another Kelly look-alike:heart:
  4. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
  5. ^^ :roflmfao: :roflmfao:
  6. alot of designers have copied Hermes for decades because of Hermes's exquisite eternal style, at this point it is flattery!
  7. This reminds me of an LV Malesherbes more than a Kelly.

    Photo property of eBay Seller panpan606.
  8. AUGH! See, I think the whole silhouette should be copyrighted :graucho:
  9. Ahh I almost bought a Malsherbes. I think they BOTH look like Kelly bags.
  10. Took the words right out of my mouth.

    Coach also has a new logo--which looks suspiciously like the Hermes Caleche :rolleyes: but that at least is a coach, so I can't really fault them all that much.
    BTW this whole phenomenon gets on my nerves too; you aren't the only one. But it's been going on for years and years.
    There's the Gucci Jackie O bag, so named because Jackie Kennedy Onassis often carried Hermes Trim bags--and the Jackie O is a direct ripoff of a Trim. Coach also did a ripoff of a Trim, now that I'm thinking about it. Then there's the LV Alma, which is a direct ripoff of the Bolide. And of course we can't forget about the Chloe Paddington, which while it isn't a direct copy of a JPG Birkin, definitely "refers" to it.
  11. Yeah it really is getting on my nerves too. But some Gucci fans swear that Hermes ripped off the Gucci classic. :rolleyes:

    P.S. Avandome, your avatar is...:lol:
  12. it may look like a kelly, but it will never BE a kelly
  13. My boyfriend was looking over my shoulder and saw Avandome's avatar and said "Is that a GUY? Holy--"


    Hear hear, Agart!
  14. That was my reaction too.:roflmfao:
  15. i can't stand coach i think their designs are so tacky and im not suprised they are trying to copy H. They are just trying to achieve a timeless classic like the kelly but it will never happen