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    February 12, 2008

    Forever21 Bags
    Why am I not surprised? In this day in age it is not a shocker when you hear about a lower label replicating or inspiring their designs after a high-end designer’s work, especially when you are talking about Forever21.


    There are other companies guilty as well, but by far Forever21 is up there as one of the top (popular) chains that mass produces cheaply made items that are highly similar if not identical, minus the designers logo, to that made by a designer. Clothes, jewelry, handbags, you name it. F21 copies it all.


    F21 is recognized for their huge selection of inspired-by handbags and even been hit with a few lawsuits for copyright infringement. But is that slowing them down? No. Odd isn't it? You would think that with all the lawsuits against the forever21 chain they would resist from copying other designers works. You would think. I wonder who buys these bags anyway. Is quality over quantity not in everyones best interest anymore? The plastic F21's just seem like a waste of money and probably wont last more than 2 weeks of wear.


    Anyway, here's the latest inspired-by versions:

    F21 does the Fendi Spy Satchel
    This is no big surprise.. Ever since the Fendi Spy bag was declared an "IT bag" years ago, F21 added it to their interpretation to their product stock.


    The F21 faux leather (plastic) hobo retails for $29.80. Which is still a waste of money. Right now you can find a couple Fendi Spy Satchel on sale over at bluefly.

    F21 does the Marni Balloon Bag
    Even the Balloon bag by designer Marni isn't safe.


    The F21 plastic sack retails for $31.80, while the Marni purse carries a retail price of $1,317 over at net-a-porter.

    F21 does the Botkier Bianca Bag
    On the right is a tacky plastic version of Botkier's hit piece, the Bianca satchel.


    The plastic F21 purse can be found for just under $20, while the Bianca over at Shopbop retails for $595.

    F21 does the Tod's Nylon Messenger Media Bag
    Nooooo. Not my beloved Tod's Media bag! I love the fashion brand Tod's. Classic, been around for years and have never had a problem with knockoffs, well not nearly as bad as other designers.


    The satin F21 version retails for $17.80. The real deal retails for $775. Find at eluxury.

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    Default Re: Forever21 Bags

    ^UGH. My sister has a Forever21 bag, it's VERY bad quality. The lining is ripping also.

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    I was so repulsed by their past Anna Sui and DVF replicas. It seems no designer, high end, indie or contemporary, is safe from Forever 21. You'd think they have enough lawsuits to make them rethink their copying...yet now they're moving on to bags?

    I never liked the Forever 21 corporation because of the sweatshop debacle. It took 3 years to finally resolve all the litigation between several parties. For more info: CorpWatch. Also, PBS filmed a documentary about the story. More info at P.O.V.

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    Woah those are pretty ugly. They may be cheap, but I definitely wouldn't want those.

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    It's sad that Forever21 does stuff like that. I mean, their clothes are so cute and cheap and I think a lot of girls really like to shop their if they are on a "Walmart Budget". But why do they have to copy everyone all the time? Its not like the bags are simply inspired... they are almost exact copies!

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    ^ Because it sells? Especially to people who want to look like they wear designer stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudkipz View Post
    ^ Because it sells? Especially to people who want to look like they wear designer stuff?
    I suppose... that's what makes it even worse though.

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    Wow, those aren't even close to being good quality. Crazy. Fortunately, we don't have that store here in Canada (at least not that I know of) so I can easily avoid their rip-offs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    February 12, 2008

    Forever21 Bags
    Why am I not surprised? In this day in age it is not a shocker when you hear about a lower label replicating or inspiring their designs after a high-end designer’s work, especially when you are talking about Forever21.


    There are other companies guilty as well, but by far Forever21 is up there as one of the top (popular) chains that mass produces cheaply made items that are highly similar if not identical, minus the designers logo, to that made by a designer. Clothes, jewelry, handbags, you name it. F21 copies it all.


    F21 is recognized for their huge selection of inspired-by handbags and even been hit with a few lawsuits for copyright infringement. But is that slowing them down? No. Odd isn't it? You would think that with all the lawsuits against the forever21 chain they would resist from copying other designers works. You would think. I wonder who buys these bags anyway. Is quality over quantity not in everyones best interest anymore? The plastic F21's just seem like a waste of money and probably wont last more than 2 weeks of wear.


    Anyway, here's the latest inspired-by versions:

    F21 does the Fendi Spy Satchel
    This is no big surprise.. Ever since the Fendi Spy bag was declared an "IT bag" years ago, F21 added it to their interpretation to their product stock.


    The F21 faux leather (plastic) hobo retails for $29.80. Which is still a waste of money. Right now you can find a couple Fendi Spy Satchel on sale over at bluefly.

    F21 does the Marni Balloon Bag
    Even the Balloon bag by designer Marni isn't safe.


    The F21 plastic sack retails for $31.80, while the Marni purse carries a retail price of $1,317 over at net-a-porter.

    F21 does the Botkier Bianca Bag
    On the right is a tacky plastic version of Botkier's hit piece, the Bianca satchel.


    The plastic F21 purse can be found for just under $20, while the Bianca over at Shopbop retails for $595.

    F21 does the Tod's Nylon Messenger Media Bag
    Nooooo. Not my beloved Tod's Media bag! I love the fashion brand Tod's. Classic, been around for years and have never had a problem with knockoffs, well not nearly as bad as other designers.


    The satin F21 version retails for $17.80. The real deal retails for $775. Find at eluxury.
    I think they are all ugly, personally.
    I love Forever21 for clothes though. Cheap, trendy and easily disposed of at the end of the season.

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