You Can’t Fake Fashion

Written By bryanboy

I know I touched the subject of canvas tote bags (oh no, not again) in my previous post but here’s something worth checking out.

To raise awareness against counterfeit goods and to celebrate original design within the fashion industry, the world’s biggest auction site, eBay and the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) produced one-of-a-kind tote bags customized by fifty CFDA designers.


Here’s the full list of fashion designers and brands participating: Adam, Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Band of Outsiders, Betsey Johnson, Billy Reid, Botkier, Brian Atwood, Calvin Klein Collection, Catherine Malandrino, Chaiken, Coach, Cynthia Rowley, Cynthia Steffe, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Donna Karan, Foley + Corinna, Helmut Lang, Jason Wu, Jill Stuart, Judith Leiber, Kenneth Cole, Libertine, Lilly Pulitzer, Loeffler Randall, Marchesa, Milly, Naeem Khan, Nanette Lepore, Narciso Rodriguez, Nicole Miller, Peter Som, Phillip Lim, Rachel Roy, Rebecca Minkoff, Rebecca Taylor, Reed Krakoff, Rodarte, Stuart Weitzman, Tahari, Theory, The Row, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Tracy Reese, Vena Cava, Vivienne Tam, Yigal Azrouel, Zero + Maria Cornejo

Someone bought the one designed by Reed Krakoff so I bought the bag made by my beloved Peter Som.

Click HERE to browse the eBay + CFDA auction before it’s too late.


  1. i am so happy you did this! it is not only about counterfeits, counterfeiting is more than that! i have seen so many designs in big stores who are absolutely inspired by big designs/brands! actually they are just copied! and i also have a problem with big brands who designs collection for high street shops! why do i pay 2500$ for a dress, if i can have the same ‘design’ for like 150$! don’t like it. and i know it is all about marketing but i still don’t like it. to me, this is fake too! i pay a lot of money for designer pieces for so many reasons: quality, shopping experience, design, because i love the complete process: every single step is worth the money

    So it is not only about the copies in turkey!

  2. Great post bryan! Thanks for informing us. buttt all of them are sold out, *sad face* except for the first one (not designed or customized).. I wanted the Foley+Corinna one. and yes, you can’t fake fashion!

  3. Great post indeed! There’s a lot of blogs out there that tread on the fine waters of getting the look of high end designs for a fraction of the cost, but some of the items being offered as an alternative, are a direct knockoff. It makes me sad knowing an Hermes cuff that took close to 30 hours to make, is being mass produced and sold for $10 at Target.

  4. Gemma de Orleans

    Im dissgusted how many Counterfiets are sold on EBAY!!!! and they really dont care as long as their commissions are paid, pure hipocresy and double morality. Shame on ebay!!

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