Oh, Celine Luggage tote… how I love you. You’re classic, beautiful, and every single fashion girl on the planet wants you. I’d even give up my dreams of a PS1 to have you. However, even in mini-form you cost more than one month’s rent on an average 1 bedroom apartment!
I’ve posted before about knockoffs, and the creative in me gets really crazy every time I see a knockoff handbag manufactured by big-name brands. It’s one thing to see a cheap made-in-China bag in a mall boutique, but when you start seeing copycats in major retailers, it’s time to worry.
You can only imagine my surprise when I came across this bag from J.Crew this morning. Sure, it’s not an exact replica, but the tote handles, pointed-leaf shaped attachments, over exaggerated stitching really echo the Celine Luggage tote, in my opinion. And the culprit is J.Crew! I usually revere and respect the classical-chic retailer, but this latest handbag offering has really got me upset. Do the similarities make your skin crawl, too?