Sunday, October 3, 2010

Flattery or piracy?

I blogged about this Prada textured leather satchel a while ago.

At $US2250, it's just a tad outside my price range ;-)

Well, it didn't take long for the style to move down the fashion "food chain".

The Coach gathered leather Sophia satchel has a much more consumer friendly price tag of $US498.

Here's a closer look.

There's no mistaking the similarities with the Prada bag.

Now, the path from designer to high street is a well trodded one.  In a way it's similar to technologies that started their life in high end vehicles making their way to everyday cars.  However, there is a fine line between "inspired by" and copying.

This one is probably just on the right side of inspiration IMO.  What do you think?


  1. I think it's different enough that anyone familiar with the Prada bag would know it isn't one. To be honest I like the Coach version better, price having a lot to do with it!

  2. Well Prada were copying in the first place - It's a similar kind of pleating that Miu Miu often have on their bags. And I know Miu Miu is Prada's little sister and all but it's still copying ;)

    Reality is that there isn't really much in the way of original thought when it comes to these things anymore.


Thank you for your lovely message <3


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