I was surfing around on Overstocks and found this: Chinese Laundry. Original huh?
WHY OH WHY! Although I do understand how many cannot afford to buy the original design, so they, knowingly or not, go for brands that are inspired.
I'll go pat by Talia now
I struggle with "inspired by" bags as well. On the one hand they're better than outright fakes, but on the other hand it's such a blatant copy. But some people like the price point ("inspired by" are usually cheaper) and the design and don't know/care that it's "inspired by" something else, so more power to them.