|Pictured: You Cant’ Fake Fashion Totes still left, for $45.00|
Once again the eBay Fashion Vault has partnered with the CFDA and haute hot designers Diane von Furstenberg, David Meister and BCBG to make a collection of uniquely styled canvas bags to fight counterfeiting. Truly a worthy goal. I mean I wouldn’t want all those faux Louis Vuittons and Birkins to keep running around NY and Santee Alley in Downtown LA. Let’s put an end to this needless struggle to keep up with the Jones and maintain the exclusivity of that 10k + Birkin bag. But seriously, ok counterfeiting is bad because it funds drugs and even terrorist activities.
|Pictured: The Designer Sell Outs.|
So what’s the answer when you have these women who not just want, but are convinced they truly need the latest bag trend? Well, eBay thought the answer would be to raise money via selling some cool looking canvas bags, made by famous designers that had a cheeky “You Can’t Fake Fashion Bags” tagline. It’s a great idea and yesterday the bags went on sale. Most of the designer labeled ones (priced at $200) sold out quick. If you blinked you may have missed them–like yours truly. I have to be honest, I’m not grief stricken to have missed the designer bags. Sure they were cute, but they were $200.00. For that money, I could own an upscale leather bag with good hardware on it. Something that might last more than one season.
If you still feel like fighting fakes by buying from eBay, there are a some of the $45.00 non -designer designed plain canvas totes still available. If several thousand of those could be sold, that might actually help make some kind of contribution to stopping counterfeits.