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    Default Balenciaga CGH City vs Bebe Perforated Trimmed Satchel


    In the world of retail and fashion, I imagine there’s nothing more annoying than having your hard-set ideas and work get snubbed by a poor excuse of a replica. This not only affects the person behind the work, but the consumer who willingly spends on the factual item, expecting to carry a one of a kind piece. I was picking up some beauty items at my local mall yesterday and I spotted this handbag resting on the arm of a mannequin at a nearby store. I was in awe and quick to note the strong comparisons to a couture designer I am much familiar with.


    Bebe calls this handbag the Perforated Trimmed Satchel; Bagista’s know this style as Balenciaga’s Covered Giant City.

    The most obvious comparisons by far is the identical satchel shape with the top handle design, the leather covered studs, and the detachable flat shoulder strap. Also note the overall presentation of details such as the zipper pocket up front, reinforced stitching, and if you pay close attention, this satchel is perforated throughout its edges as well. We expected a poor inspiration from Forever 21, not you Bebe!


    Besides the fact that you can’t ever compare the leathers of Balenciaga and Bebe, another major difference is definitely the price tag. You can splurge on Balenciaga for $1,795 or get Bebe’s reproduction of the Covered Giant City for $98 at bebe

    For some great deals, shop Balenciaga at Authentic Balenciaga on eBay

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    Default Re: Balenciaga CGH City vs Bebe Perforated Trimmed Satchel

    OMG BEBE is so bad this season!!!!!


    B&D - inspired:


    Coach - inspired:


    Cole Haan - inspired:



    They even have replica Rebecca Minkoff Devote Tote Bags!!!!!

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    Default Re: Balenciaga CGH City vs Bebe Perforated Trimmed Satchel

    Oh WOW!! They did knock off all the "IT" bags this season! I do have to admit that I like the "Coach" version better than the actual Coach bag. The studs are great!


    That giant covered HW Balenciaga is GORGEOUS!!
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    Default Re: Balenciaga CGH City vs Bebe Perforated Trimmed Satchel

    You're right about that one Z.

    That would be pretty awesome if Coach sees this thread, and they are inspired to copy the studded inspired-by bag. hehe.

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    Default Re: Balenciaga CGH City vs Bebe Perforated Trimmed Satchel

    LOL!! That would be funny!
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    Default Re: Balenciaga CGH City vs Bebe Perforated Trimmed Satchel

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    You're right about that one Z.

    That would be pretty awesome if Coach sees this thread, and they are inspired to copy the studded inspired-by bag. hehe.
    ha ... and then imagine Bebe trying to put a lawsuit against Coach for that. lol

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    Default Re: Balenciaga CGH City vs Bebe Perforated Trimmed Satchel

    Wow.. I can't believe how many bags they've copied this season.

    ..I agree, I do like the studded "Coach" myself.

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    Default Re: Balenciaga CGH City vs Bebe Perforated Trimmed Satchel

    It's one thing when less expensive brands are "inspired", but this is just crazy! Why did they copy so many bags this season?

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    Default Re: Balenciaga CGH City vs Bebe Perforated Trimmed Satchel

    The recession probably fueled the increase as most companies are trying to maximise return on their investment while consumers are tightening their belts and prefer to buy inspired designer bags at cheaper price rather than buy the real thing
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    Default Re: Balenciaga CGH City vs Bebe Perforated Trimmed Satchel

    Ahh I saw that Bebe bag in the window of our local store- actually my boyfriend spotted it and we had a good chuckle.

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