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    Ebelle5 Does Some Comparing
    Date Added: January 21, 2006
    Not all bags are created equal. I was on a mission today to find inexpensive bags that aren't considered too "cheap" looking and resemble or share similar characteristics in someway to a more expensive designer bag. Trying to filter out the cheap bags from the quality bags takes some in-depth reading on reviews, posts and descriptions. So these few bags pictured below are ones that I came across, now it's up to you guys to decide which ones you like more. Quality vs. quantity, which would you choose?

    Fendi Leather Spy Bag vs. Braided Trim Hobo


    Fendi Leather Spy Bag
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    The super fabulous Fendi Spy Bag is made with rich leather topped off with double woven top handles and topped off with a wristlet accent. I think that every purse fashionista / bagista has or wants to get their hands on a Fendi Spy bag. I have seen so many copied / replicated / knockoff Fendi bags it kind of sucks the excitement out of getting one of these. Basically let me just say this to those who want an authentic Fendi Spy bag. . . If you find what appears to be an authentic Fendi Spy bag on eBay, or any other site and it's selling for under $500 then its fake. Fendi does not sell on street corners, street vendors, in the back of someone's trunk, at purse parties, or on sites were the bags are advertised as "similar to the Fendi", "looks like a Fendi", and of coarse "replica, fake, not authentic, copied, knockoff".

    If you want a bag that looks like a Fendi Spy bag but don't want to dish out all that money, then check out the Braided Trim Hobo.

    Braided Trim Hobo
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    No waiting lists or getting electronically hit with the "no longer in stock" message. Not a counterfeit and equally beautiful this hobo is a perfect example of quantity vs quality. This bag retails for only $40 while the Fendi Spy (the one pictured first) retails for $2,075. You can buy 52 of the Braided Trim Hobo for the price of Spy Bag. I don't know about you, but those numbers stun me.

    See for yourself this Braided Trim Hobo

    Kooba Sienna Bag vs. Vieta Fashion Handbag


    Kooba Sienna Bag
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    Named after the Brit beauty Sienna miller this Kooba line is Bohemian inspired. This roomy structured bag has measurements of 14" length x 9" height x 6" width with 11" drop whipstitch leather handles. Additional features of this leather Sienna bag are the antique brass hardware, suede interior, and the two exterior easy access pockets.

    This bag is selling at eLUXURY for $595.

    Vieta Fashion Handbag
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    I'm pretty sure you all see the resemblance here. What I instantly spotted was the overall shape and boho style are very similar and both of these bags come in pretty much the size. Additional glossy features of this Vieta Fashion bag that in my opinion remind me of the Kooba Sienna are the whipstitch handles, the two side pouch pockets with draw-string closure, the leather structure, hardware / accents and the magnetic snap closure.

    This bag is retailing for only $38.99 at Overstock

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    Default Re: Ebelle5 Does Some Comparing!

    Very annoying when designers copy

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    Default Re: Ebelle5 Does Some Comparing!

    You can just look at them and see the leather is WAY better on the 100% authentic ones. The other ones look plastic looking to me.

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    Default Re: Ebelle5 Does Some Comparing!

    the other ones are not made of leather, which is the reason why they are so cheap

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