Do these bags look familiar? - Ur thoughts on 'Designer-inspired' Bags?

JJ_magic

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Hi!

I'm not well-versed in luxury designer bags... :sweatdrop:
and I'm not fussy about the brands as long as I like the design and it's of good quality material / workmanship :yes:

(Although, there're brands / designs I avoid simply coz too many people ard me carries them, or hav seen too many imitations :cursing:)

Found this online website - http://www.tuscanyleather.it/en/main.html
And I'm interested in a couple of their bag designs. :P

Had posted it in the 'Authenticate This' thread as well to check reliability as couldn't find web reviews on this brand. :shrugs:

Received feedback that the online website seems genuine and bags are not counterfeits, but designs are probably designer-inspired.......


:faint: ........ Here lies my dilemma ........ :faint:

What do you classify as 'designer-inspired' vs 'imitation/counterfeit'??? :confused1:
--- Is it just a matter of whether it has a fake branding/logo on the bag???

I'm actually ok if a bag is slightly 'designer-inspired', because think that there are some design elements that are quite basic / generic...
and the design elements are not linked to just 1 particular designer brand.

But I don't want to carry bags that are easily recognisible as a particular designer brand's model, in case it gets mistaken as an imitation/counterfeit...

Where do you "draw the line" when it comes to 'designer-inspired' bags..??
 

JJ_magic

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The following posts are pics of bags that I'm interested in from the online website.

Can please help to advise on:
1) Do you find these designs familiar? If yes, which brand's bag model?
2) Will you classify them as 'desginer-inspired' or 'imitation'? and why?

I don't recognise these bag designs from any designer brands.. but then...... haha... my knowledge of designer bags are quite limited... :sweatdrop::P:sweatdrop:
 

JJ_magic

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Name: Tania
Desciption: Lady briefcase style bag? (website says material is "Hand padden polished calf-skin leather")
Size: 12.6 x 4.33 x 9.06 inch
Weight: 0.9 KG
Price: USD $142.32

NOTE: Website says "Inside natural", meaning there is NO INNER LINING...
-Is it common / acceptable for briefcase-style bags to have NO Inner lining?
- I've never had any bags that are without inner lining... any idea if no inner lining means the quality/workmanship of the bag is not of good quality???
 

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I'm certainly not versed in all the designers,
but IMO these do not look like an exact copy
of any other bag.

I really love the Mona Lisa bag!

Thanks for posting, that's a bag in my price range that looks like it's worth considering.
 

hanana

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Mona Lisa bag is very eye catching! It doesn't look like a copy of any particular bag. I don't think 1.2kg is that bad, but it depends on what you plan on carrying in there. I have a bag that weighs more than that, and it does get heavy at times if I carry more than a wallet, phone and keys.
 

fettfleck

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Name: Tania
Desciption: Lady briefcase style bag? (website says material is "Hand padden polished calf-skin leather")
Size: 12.6 x 4.33 x 9.06 inch
Weight: 0.9 KG
Price: USD $142.32

NOTE: Website says "Inside natural", meaning there is NO INNER LINING...
-Is it common / acceptable for briefcase-style bags to have NO Inner lining?
- I've never had any bags that are without inner lining... any idea if no inner lining means the quality/workmanship of the bag is not of good quality???
This is inspired by a very popular leather brand called "The Bridge". These are popular in Europe. Very expensive bags. I don't now whether this is popular in the US?

The bags from "The Bridge" are very quality. They have a few bags which have no inner lining. This modell is very popular under business people.
 

JJ_magic

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Hi All!

Thanks for all the feedback!! :yes:

Think I'm leaning towards the mona lisa as well, just still a little concerned about the weight b'coz I'll be using it for work and will 'stuff' it full with my agenda, documents, etc... :shrugs::sweatdrop:

Although... haa... still interested in the red colour Tania too...:P coz it loks really functional and think the red colour + smaller size (vs a normal briefcase) helps it look more like a ladies bag than an actual man's briefcase......





Hi fettfleck!

Thanks for your info. on The Bridge bags! :yes:

May I just clarify with you if this design is specific to The Bridge, or its just a common briefcase design among Europe's business bags' brands?

Just did a search online for "The Bridge" and men's leather briefcases brands from Europe, and found another high-end europe brand - "Chiarugi", which has this exact same design... :confused1::confused1::confused1:

And their pricings are about the same too (they only hav men's briefcase version):

1) "The Bridge" Version @ 541 Euro
http://www.swedbags.com/en/art/the bridge large briefcase.php

2) "Chiarugi" Version @ 424 Pounds
http://www.uk.forzieri.com/usa/prod...&id_valore3=&id_valore4=&id_valore5=&search=1



btw, i'm in asia, and had never heard of either of these 2 brands... hee... but then, i've also never paid attention to men's briefcase brands...
 
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penelope tree

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i've seen a lot of high street bags that are birkin-style at the mo. its unavoidable that some bags look similar, you see it between designers too.