2021 Resolution: Shopping my own bag and SLG collection. Any one else?

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COLOR WEEK BAG SHOWCASE!

• New color weeks start each Sunday
• Don’t jump ahead but, if you miss a week, please do show your bags “late”.
• Show bags individually or in a group
• You do NOT have to wear the bags that week
• For added fun, show pictures from previous years (2016-2020) or even just one photo from when you started your collection to demonstrate how you have curated it over time.
• This is completely voluntary. There is no pressure to post at any time.

COLOR WEEKS
Feb. 7: Red (including burgundy)
Feb. 14: Orange & Yellow
Feb. 21: Green
Feb. 28: Blue & Indigo (including turquoise & teal)
Mar. 7: Violet (including purple & pink)
Mar. 14: Black
Mar. 21: Gray
Mar 28: White & Cream
Mar. 31: Brown & Tan
Apr. 4: Metallic (gold, silver, bronze and more!)
Apr. 11: Jeweled and all other embellished
Apr. 18: Multicolored

If you have posted in previous years, you can search the previous threads to find old photos of your bags to share the journey of your curation.
 

BowieFan1971

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Popping in but not at all caught up. I hope to read the 10+ pages that I've missed out on and get caught up in the next few days. Hope everyone is keeping well! :flowers:

Question for the group on whether this would be morally wrong. A friend of mine found a pre-loved Halston bag in a thrift store, that is practically brand new. She asked me if I would like it, given how fond I am of my clutches from the brand.
I was shocked to see that the bag looks very similar to the Givenchy Pandora. I mean, eerily similar, bar the different brand name and the fact that it's triangular rather than a box shape. Looking at the bag from the front, it could be mistaken for a Pandora. From the side, when carried, it looks like a slouchy pandora- you don't notice the slight difference in the overall shape.

I have always wanted to purchase a mini pandora but was not sure if the shape would work on me because I've never carried anything like it, and it is currently not a bag I can afford (nor would necessarily think to save up towards if I'm not certain whether the style is functional for me).

Would it be wrong to test out the style with the cheaper 'inspired' version? It's not a replica or direct copy. Halston is its own brand but this bag is very close to the real thing. I'll try to find a picture online to attach.
I'm actually torn because, to my simple mind, it looks so close to the real deal. Then again, I've never seen a pandora in real life, so maybe it doesn't look that similar to anyone else? :hrmm:

Where do you guys stand on using a cheaper version to test out a style, with the intention of upgrading to the real deal if the style works for you and becomes attainable at a later stage in life when finances permit? :hrmm:

Edit: found a picture...
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Good to see you back!
It’s not a fake, just inspired, so go for it! If you like the Givenchy but are unsure it is practical, this sounds like the perfect way to see! Go for it!
 

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msd_bags

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Popping in but not at all caught up. I hope to read the 10+ pages that I've missed out on and get caught up in the next few days. Hope everyone is keeping well! :flowers:

Question for the group on whether this would be morally wrong. A friend of mine found a pre-loved Halston bag in a thrift store, that is practically brand new. She asked me if I would like it, given how fond I am of my clutches from the brand.
I was shocked to see that the bag looks very similar to the Givenchy Pandora. I mean, eerily similar, bar the different brand name and the fact that it's triangular rather than a box shape. Looking at the bag from the front, it could be mistaken for a Pandora. From the side, when carried, it looks like a slouchy pandora- you don't notice the slight difference in the overall shape.

I have always wanted to purchase a mini pandora but was not sure if the shape would work on me because I've never carried anything like it, and it is currently not a bag I can afford (nor would necessarily think to save up towards if I'm not certain whether the style is functional for me).

Would it be wrong to test out the style with the cheaper 'inspired' version? It's not a replica or direct copy. Halston is its own brand but this bag is very close to the real thing. I'll try to find a picture online to attach.
I'm actually torn because, to my simple mind, it looks so close to the real deal. Then again, I've never seen a pandora in real life, so maybe it doesn't look that similar to anyone else? :hrmm:

Where do you guys stand on using a cheaper version to test out a style, with the intention of upgrading to the real deal if the style works for you and becomes attainable at a later stage in life when finances permit? :hrmm:

Edit: found a picture...
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I also have just popped in.

I say go for it so you can test out the style. It’s not a replica!
 

baghabitz34

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Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Honestly there are only so many bag shapes, it isn't surprising that they get repeated by different brands. That isn't something they can copyright, which is why brands rely on logos for copyrightable items.

I bought a Issy Miyake bao bao lookalike in a thrift store because I wanted to see if I liked the idea before I spent a bundle on the real thing.
I agree with @whateve and @Hazzelnut - absolutely nothing wrong with that. Makes sense to try the cheaper version version first before dropping lots of money on the real thing & realizing you don’t like it/it doesn’t work for you.
FWIW, I did the same with a flap bag that was a dupe for the Chanel jumbo. Made me realize that although I like the bag, I don’t love it enough to spend $$$$ on the Chanel.
 

jblended

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Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Honestly there are only so many bag shapes, it isn't surprising that they get repeated by different brands. That isn't something they can copyright, which is why brands rely on logos for copyrightable items.

I bought a Issy Miyake bao bao lookalike in a thrift store because I wanted to see if I liked the idea before I spent a bundle on the real thing.
Definitely try it out! I see nothing wrong with it as it isn’t pretending to be Givenchy!
Good to see you back!
It’s not a fake, just inspired, so go for it! If you like the Givenchy but are unsure it is practical, this sounds like the perfect way to see! Go for it!
I also have just popped in.

I say go for it so you can test out the style. It’s not a replica!
I agree with @whateve and @Hazzelnut - absolutely nothing wrong with that. Makes sense to try the cheaper version version first before dropping lots of money on the real thing & realizing you don’t like it/it doesn’t work for you.
FWIW, I did the same with a flap bag that was a dupe for the Chanel jumbo. Made me realize that although I like the bag, I don’t love it enough to spend $$$$ on the Chanel.
Thank you all for your thoughts! It's such a fine line with these things that I doubted my judgement.
I will ask my friend to pick it up for me when she goes back into the store (she lives next to it). :smile:
 

JenJBS

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Popping in but not at all caught up. I hope to read the 10+ pages that I've missed out on and get caught up in the next few days. Hope everyone is keeping well! :flowers:

Question for the group on whether this would be morally wrong. A friend of mine found a pre-loved Halston bag in a thrift store, that is practically brand new. She asked me if I would like it, given how fond I am of my clutches from the brand.
I was shocked to see that the bag looks very similar to the Givenchy Pandora. I mean, eerily similar, bar the different brand name and the fact that it's triangular rather than a box shape. Looking at the bag from the front, it could be mistaken for a Pandora. From the side, when carried, it looks like a slouchy pandora- you don't notice the slight difference in the overall shape.

I have always wanted to purchase a mini pandora but was not sure if the shape would work on me because I've never carried anything like it, and it is currently not a bag I can afford (nor would necessarily think to save up towards if I'm not certain whether the style is functional for me).

Would it be wrong to test out the style with the cheaper 'inspired' version? It's not a replica or direct copy. Halston is its own brand but this bag is very close to the real thing. I'll try to find a picture online to attach.
I'm actually torn because, to my simple mind, it looks so close to the real deal. Then again, I've never seen a pandora in real life, so maybe it doesn't look that similar to anyone else? :hrmm:

Where do you guys stand on using a cheaper version to test out a style, with the intention of upgrading to the real deal if the style works for you and becomes attainable at a later stage in life when finances permit? :hrmm:

Edit: found a picture...
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I don't see any problem with it. It's an authentic Halston, and you aren't trying to pass it off as a Givenchy. It seems like a smart idea.
 

cowgirlsboots

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Popping in but not at all caught up. I hope to read the 10+ pages that I've missed out on and get caught up in the next few days. Hope everyone is keeping well! :flowers:

Question for the group on whether this would be morally wrong. A friend of mine found a pre-loved Halston bag in a thrift store, that is practically brand new. She asked me if I would like it, given how fond I am of my clutches from the brand.
I was shocked to see that the bag looks very similar to the Givenchy Pandora. I mean, eerily similar, bar the different brand name and the fact that it's triangular rather than a box shape. Looking at the bag from the front, it could be mistaken for a Pandora. From the side, when carried, it looks like a slouchy pandora- you don't notice the slight difference in the overall shape.

I have always wanted to purchase a mini pandora but was not sure if the shape would work on me because I've never carried anything like it, and it is currently not a bag I can afford (nor would necessarily think to save up towards if I'm not certain whether the style is functional for me).

Would it be wrong to test out the style with the cheaper 'inspired' version? It's not a replica or direct copy. Halston is its own brand but this bag is very close to the real thing. I'll try to find a picture online to attach.
I'm actually torn because, to my simple mind, it looks so close to the real deal. Then again, I've never seen a pandora in real life, so maybe it doesn't look that similar to anyone else? :hrmm:

Where do you guys stand on using a cheaper version to test out a style, with the intention of upgrading to the real deal if the style works for you and becomes attainable at a later stage in life when finances permit? :hrmm:

Edit: found a picture...
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A style that quotes the style of another bag does not make it a replica and I would happily go for the Halston bag. You love Halston!

Let´s for example take Rebecca Minkoff- she quotes a lot, but still her designs are her designs. So there isn´t anything wrong with wearing a "Love" or an "Edie"... and going for them could be a good option for anybody who wants to try on a certain style premier designers do before spending premier money.

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R.M. Love R.M. Edie

Maybe once you start wearing the "test" bag you will realize it already makes you happy and there isn´t even theed to "upgrade".
 

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Popping in but not at all caught up. I hope to read the 10+ pages that I've missed out on and get caught up in the next few days. Hope everyone is keeping well! :flowers:

Question for the group on whether this would be morally wrong. A friend of mine found a pre-loved Halston bag in a thrift store, that is practically brand new. She asked me if I would like it, given how fond I am of my clutches from the brand.
I was shocked to see that the bag looks very similar to the Givenchy Pandora. I mean, eerily similar, bar the different brand name and the fact that it's triangular rather than a box shape. Looking at the bag from the front, it could be mistaken for a Pandora. From the side, when carried, it looks like a slouchy pandora- you don't notice the slight difference in the overall shape.

I have always wanted to purchase a mini pandora but was not sure if the shape would work on me because I've never carried anything like it, and it is currently not a bag I can afford (nor would necessarily think to save up towards if I'm not certain whether the style is functional for me).

Would it be wrong to test out the style with the cheaper 'inspired' version? It's not a replica or direct copy. Halston is its own brand but this bag is very close to the real thing. I'll try to find a picture online to attach.
I'm actually torn because, to my simple mind, it looks so close to the real deal. Then again, I've never seen a pandora in real life, so maybe it doesn't look that similar to anyone else? :hrmm:

Where do you guys stand on using a cheaper version to test out a style, with the intention of upgrading to the real deal if the style works for you and becomes attainable at a later stage in life when finances permit? :hrmm:

Edit: found a picture...
View attachment 4999300
I think it is a great idea and sounds financially wise!
 
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Finally getting around to posting my orange Henri Bendel Waldorf satchel. I had some fun today pairing it with a few outfits and other accessories -- a camel hair blazer, vintage earrings, also a string of coral beads, and a cream colored sweater to mention a few things. It's already dark and I missed capturing this one earlier when the sun was out so not sure if I got the exact color of the bag.
 
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