We were flipping through the gorgeous and excellent Barneys Holiday Mailer this morning, when we spotted the latest Lanvin bag:
A luxe blue leather with a handle, a flap, a zipper in the middle, and a cinching strap that can be flung over one's shoulder.
It was a gorgeous and practical bag, but it reminded us a little too much of Foley + Corinna's signature City Tote, especially the parts with a handle, a flap, a zipper in the middle, and a cinching strap that can be flung over one's shoulder.
It's no secret that Foley's bag's been ripped off before - at Forever 21, and of course, during the Steve + Barry's debacle where Sarah Jessica Parker's Bitten line included a copy of the tote in their line sheets as "a mistake."
But this is the first time we've seen the City Tote have such influence over a status brand like Lanvin. And in this case, it's actually more ethical to buy the cheaper version (cheaper = $444)!
Perhaps things are getting more Democratic already...