Thursday, 1 August 2013

New bag: Brown floral laser-cut tote

I added a photo of this beautiful bag to my instagram and many of you asked about it and ordered it already. It is such a gorgeous design. I always wanted a laser-cut leather bag in brown, so I had to have this beaut! There is one problem though. I didn't realise that it is a Ralph Lauren replica. I had no clue at all.

I was looking at the floral/swirly pattern, while taking a photo of me wearing the bag in the mirror (see photo below) and I noticed the RL letters in the middle. You can't really see it in real life, because the letters are backwards and... the website shows you the letters backwards as well. Sneaky, eh? You can only see the RL logo in the mirror! 

The original is the Ralph Lauren Vachetta Scroll Tote model and it costs a lot of money... I used to buy replicas when I was younger, but I am not a fan anymore, so I am not sure if I would have ordered it, if I knew that it's a replica of a RL bag. I am slightly disappointed. I adore the design and the finish is really good, but I should have done more research before placing an order. The bag is currently on sale and you can buy it here, but be aware that it is a copy. It is currently on sale for $45.90 (approx. £30.00).

The design features a laser-cut pattern on the faux leather basket with two handles. Inside, there is a drawstring bag with two big tassels. You also get a separate shoulder strap, so you can wear it in two ways.

What do you think about replicas?  Would you be annoyed if this happened to you?

 You can see the mirror image above and the RL logo. 

*I paid for the bag with a voucher and my own money.

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  1. Its a cute bag! ahh... I do see the RL letters on the second photo! This bag reminds me of Isabella Fiore laser cut leather bags that I've had my eyes on for a while. Had no idea Ralph Lauren made them also.

  2. The bag is gorgeous! I don't really support the idea of making a replica either, but it's all you can buy if you can't afford the original one! :s x

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  3. this is so cute! I'm totally in love with this bag! do I find it in austria too?


  4. I don't really support replicas...but if the original is ridiculously expensive, I personally would buy the cheaper knockoff :P

  5. It's happened to me and it did put me off a bit.. not so much that it had the logo on it, but that the design was a blatant rip off a bag I didn't know excisted.. It does ruin it a bit, but still the bag is really beautiful and you should enjoy it! You can barely see the logo and most people won't know about the RL bag anyway ;) xx

  6. ooh this is such a cute bag! I would never have thought it was a replica! xo

  7. Wow. WOW WOW WOW.I love this bag! It's gorgeous and well, just don't think of it as a replica? xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

  8. No way ! I dont mind owning such a gorgeous bag for a reason that, being a copy :D
    Love it <3

  9. Is it a legal replica, or an illegal replica? Might be worth contacting RL to find out and/or report an illegal seller... It is pretty, but I think it might be a bit not good if you know what I mean... :(

    You should ask for a refund if you're not happy, though!


  10. I don't mind replicas of high-end brands at all. In fact, I prefer them because bags tend to get dirty or break easily for me no matter their brand so in the end it's more practical that I don't splurge on bags that are really expensive.

  11. Im not sure where i stand on replicas either, some of them look lovely and are really well made but it still puts me off! This is such a different kind of style, i love the last cut design x

  12. I ordered this too and I had no idea until reading this post it was a replica! I have never seen the Ralph Lauren one so I would never have known1 I don't really mind though, I doubt anyone else will know!? I still love it! X

  13. Shame it is a replica, I would be very annoyed! It is still a stunning bad nevertheless!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  14. I am not a Replica Fan, cause I think it´s a waste of money honestly...although it takes time, I´d rather buy something cheaper then a Look alike that will last only a couple of months!
    XOXO...I´ve seen the real one and it´s Adorable...not to mention that When I first saw yours I thought it was the One...

  15. I like inspired designs but not replicas (where they also include the original brand's logo and name so it looks as if it's actually an original). I can't believe they put it backwards, sneaky indeed! Anyways, it's still SUCH a gorgeous bag xx


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