So I started wondering if maybe this could be a cheaper alternative, and then that became the obstacle as well: what if this is JUST a cheaper alternative?
And I started looking more closely at Michael Kors. He is, after all, a reputable designer. My image of him is this always smiling and solar guy, clean cut and with a great tan. His trademark are his golden colors, his golden totes, his golden clothes. So what is he up to now?
Looking closely, maybe he's up to no good. Or a lot of good. It's all relative, and depends on your opinion. But let me show you:
This is his Jet Set Medium Travel Tote, which looks just like the Louis Vuitton Neverfull. Even the inside is the same, with barely one pocket. The good news is that it costs $248.
This is his East West Zip Top Tote:
It totally looks like the Louis Vuitton Totally! But it costs $228 and I have to say that it's a nice bag.
I almost appreciate what Michael Kors is doing, which is providing a cheaper alternative to Louis Vuitton while still buying a "designer" brand (we're not buying a knock-off!).
The Michael Kors Miranda looks a lot like the new W bag from Louis Vuitton:
But here I will cut Michael some slack because EVERY designer is copying this bag right now. Just look around you.
But Michael Kors doesn't only dabble in Louis Vuitton territory: he goes down to the very popular Longchamp:
And then all the way up to HERMES!
What are your thoughts on designers copying so much from each other?
ps: I just found this old post I did about Michael Kors Handbags in 2008. How time flies!
pps: I bought my bag! Stay tuned to find out which one...