I can’t call this bag a “look for less,” even though I guess some would easily deem it as that. I get a weird uncomfortable feeling when a bag as well-known as the Hermes Kelly is clearly styled after in a very cheap manner. I typically love Free People, in fact I buy their clothing often but I’ve never checked out their bag selection much. Yet somehow I ended up there and found what is a very bad copy for the Hermes Kelly, finished in neon faux leather. Yes, neon faux leather. It is easy to imagine the bag crinkling and making awkward noises as you carry it by your side while you walk.
‘We don’t normally take requests however, since you are local, I can keep an eye out for you,’ he says. ‘ I am able to choose your number and call you to let you know when a tote comes in. I cannot really believe it. Surprisingly, he’s lifting the velvet rope and allowing me inside this heavenly world. Dazzled in the new VIP mepersonally, I can’t think what color to choose. ‘The etoupe is a good choice,’ he says. ‘It goes with everything. Palladium or gold fittings? ‘He takes my particulars, I thank him profusely and spill out onto the road, back among the normal people with their economical single-stitched handbags. Momentarily, I have been seduced into feeling that I’m extraordinarily blessed indeed to be given the opportunity to invest #7,000 to a handbag.For all of the stories of waiting lists along with the $10,000 price tag, is that the Hermes Kelly 7w Replica Birkin nevertheless the mother lode of handbags when every.other woman at lunch is armed with you? That is true in Asia, particularly in Hong Kong and Singapore, in which Birkin bags are as ubiquitous as Coach bags are in the US. They’re everywhere and in every form–in entry level Birkins to special colours, from croc and ostrich variations to those adorned with crystals. As someone who’s worked with all the socialite crowd, I’ve also seen cabinets dedicated entirely to Birkins.If Birkins are so costly and so hard to get, then why do so many women–and men–take them? Perhaps they are not all that particular if everybody has them?
So where do we go from here?
There is such a slippery slope of calling something “inspired by” versus “copied from,” and that will easily be a discussion that happens in the comments section below. The word knock-off will be thrown in as well, but a knock-off is selling something as an item that it is not, and using the brand name when it is not that. This bag has no name brand, just cheap super neon plastic. And priced at $49.95, I’m sure Free People will sell many of these Hermes Kelly “inspired” bags.