Canvas Birkin Bag: Luxury at a Discount

Lately while walking around, I have seen a few stylish moms carrying what, at first glance, appears to be the classic Hermès Birkin Bag. Upon closer inspection you see that it is actually a canvas bag with a picture of the multi-thousand dollar status symbol printed onto it.

I actually love this. Its sort of a commentary on fake bags everywhere. It’s not trying to trick anyone into thinking that it’s a real Birkin, so what’s the harm!

If Hermès made these themselves they could charge hundreds of dollars, but a Taiwanese company Banane Taipei beat them to the punch.

They come in a plethora of bright colors, but also more muted tones:

It’s the perfect knock-around bag for school stuff or groceries. I fancy the bright orange one myself, but it would also be cool to have a beige or black one. You know it’s cool because The Sartorialist (who only takes pictures of the über cool,) has photographed many stylish ladies carrying this tote.

It appears that the easiest place to buy one is eBay, where they cost around $40-50 bucks.

Bonus Use: CAT BAG

Do you think it’s okay to use a brand’s image if it is clearly fake? Should I get one ?