I’ve seen some strange bags popping up lately on group deal sites and also for sale on some blogs or online stores. These are your run of the mill canvas totes, with the picture of a popular IT bag – started with the Hermes Birkin – printed on it. I think it started out as a tongue in cheek way of poking fun at these otherwise astronomically priced bags that many of us could never own.
But it soon developed into a bit of hysteria of its own. There were allegations of fakes and copycats and even a lawsuit by Hermes against Banane Taipei – the maker of these bags. Gotta admit, the use of the Hermes design wholesale and a copy of their logo may not have been a very smart move. I’m not sure what’s happened to that suit but they seem to be still selling the stuff.
I haven’t seen these in person myself, but I wonder what you think of these.