Aaack! I can’t believe I missed this… 😦
Last July, the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) and eBay launched, YOU CAN’T FAKE FASHION, a campaign to raise awareness against counterfeit goods. eBay and CFDA collaborated to create a collection of unique canvas bags, designed by 50 designers such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Phillip Lim, Reed Krakoff, and Tory Burch, to name a few.
The collection was sold exclusively at eBay Fashion Vault. The Standard Tote sold for $35, while the customized totes retailed for $150. Not bad for a designer bag 🙂
This kind of reminds me of the time when Anya Hindmarch collaborated with Whole Foods and came out with the I Am Not A Plastic Bag tote. Just like the CFDA bags, these totes were sold only in Whole Foods stores. Women went crazy for these bags–it was the must-have of that (summer) season! The lines to get inside the store, however, were blocks and blocks and blocks long! I heard that some people even lined up as early as 5am just to get a bag!
Luckily, my very generous friend S gifted me with the very-much coveted bag for my birthday 🙂 She totally saved me the trouble of having to line up, or having to stalk the bag on eBay and pay some ridiculously high price for it :o.
Anyway, back to the bags…Here are the ones that I liked the most. Since the likelihood of owning one now is practically nil, I guess I’ll just have to content myself with these pictures (sniff :().
Hope you have a great weekend, Chicas! 🙂