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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Latest Kardashian scandal: Kardashian Kollection bags look a lot like knockoffs


Balenciaga bag vs. Kardashian Kollection purse: knockoff or coincidence?

Balenciaga bag vs. Kardashian Kollection purse: knockoff or coincidence?

If you suspect Kim Kardashian’s marriage was fake, wait until you see her new collection of handbags, which Fashionista says look very familiar. Kim and Khloe went down to Australia for the launch interviews (see below), where Khloe said “these are our designs, we design everything” while Kim insisted that “we're extremely involved in every last process." Hmm. We perused the full line, and we think the Kardashians should give a little credit to Balenciaga, Hermes, Chanel, Alexander Wang, YSL, and many other designers. The sisters have admittedly knocked off logos, dresses, and now their entire line of handbags raises similar questions. True, the Kollection bags are a good deal cheaper than their lookalikes. From obvious similarities to very close shapes and colors, we’ve rounded up 11 Kardashian Kollection bags that look like knockoffs of other designs. Do you you see the resemblance?

First up: a riff on Balenciaga. On the left we have their Arena Classic Part Time bag, $1,545. On the right, Kardashian Kollection Zip Feature Bag, $59.95. Kim Kardashian wears her Balenciaga bag everywhere so we feel there's no feigning ignorance about this blatant replica.
Kim Kardashian wearing her Balenciaga bag

Kim Kardashian wearing her Balenciaga bag

Busted! Kim clearly liked the design and tried to replicate it for her own line. Betcha she'll only wear the real thing, while her fans will use the more affordable imitation.
Chloe vs. Kardashian Kollection

Chloe vs. Kardashian Kollection

On the left: Chloe Marcia Medium Leather Tote, $1,650. On the right: Kardashian Kollection Tote Bag, $99.95. Same shape, same handles, same curved front flap. Coincidence? You decide.

Alexander Wang vs. Kardashian Kollection

Alexander Wang vs. Kardashian Kollection

On the left: Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag, $825. Kardashian Kollection Drawstring Bag, $89.95. The shape, size, straps, and are pretty close, and the unusual color makes this copy even more suspicious.
Photo by: Alexander Wang and bagsac.com.au
Foley + Corinna vs. Kardashian Kollection

Foley + Corinna vs. Kardashian Kollection

On the left: Foley + Corinna Mid City Convertible Tote, $395. On the right: Kardashian Kollection Multi Grip Handle Bag, $89.95. To handbag connoisseurs there's no mistaking this dual-purpose F+C design that lets you use a longer strap to fold the bag in half.
Photo by: Foley + Corinna and bagsac.com.a


Hermes vs. Kardashian Kollection

Hermes vs. Kardashian Kollection

On the left: Hermes Birkin bag, estimated at $30,000 or more. On the right: Kardashian Kollection Leopard Tote, $99.95. The Kardashians have taken some liberties, but that top gold clasp is patented by Hermes and they've come after copycats before.
Photo by: Hermes and bagsac.com.au
Yves Saint Laurent vs. Kardashian Kollection

Yves Saint Laurent vs. Kardashian Kollection

On the left: Kardashian Kollection Stud Bowling Bag, $89.95. On the right: YSL Muse bag, $1,550. Identical shape and handle placement, similar gold hardware and "Y" center detail make this an easy comparison to make.
Photo by: YSL and bagsac.com.au

Balmain vs. Kardashian Kollection

On the left: Balmain Safety Pin Chain-Strap Bag, $2,420. On the right: Kardashian Kollection Metal Safety Pin Clutch, $56.40. Kim is a big fan of Balmain and we think she copied this punky safety pin detailing for her own purse.
Photo by: Balmain and Sears.com
Reed Krakoff vs. Kardashian Kollection

Reed Krakoff vs. Kardashian Kollection

On the left: Reed Krakoff Mini shoulder bag, $535. On the right: Kardashian Kollection Sparkle Sling, 69.95. There are some different details but the size, shape, and colors look alike.
Photo by: Reed Krakoff and bagsac.com.au

Chanel vs. Kardashian Kollection

On the left: Chanel vintage quilted bag, we'd estimate at $2,500 or more. On the right: Kardashian Kollection Quilt Bag, $59.95. Other designers have used quilting, but the tassel and chain straps make this very Chanel-esque.
Photo by: Chanel and bagsac.com.au

Proenza Schouler vs. Kardashian Kollection

On the left: Proenza Schouler PS1 bag, $1,925. On the right: Kardashian Kollection PP Straw Satchel, $59.95. The black and white pattern is very different but those leather satchel straps are known in the industry as a Proenza specialty.
Photo by: Proenza Schouler and bag
Botkier vs. Kardashian Kollection

Botkier vs. Kardashian Kollection

On the left: Botkier Trigger Clyde, $650. On the right: A Kardashian Kollection bag that was pulled from Sears a few months ago after Monica Botkier sent them a cease and desist letter.
Photo by: Botkier and Sears.com

1 comment:

  1. HAHAHAAH! These girls are crazy!!! So knockofffff! Sad story, always -Bianca http://cactusfashion.blogspot.com

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