First off, everyone doesnot have ‘money to blow’. But apparently, the fashion house of Givenchy could care less. The Givenchy brand filed a federal lawsuit against BCBG Max Azria Group in California on allegations that they infringed on the design and copyrights of the Nightingale bag (see pic below).
The Nightingale handbag sells for $2,175. But, BCBG’s Generation Rembrandt collection sold a similiar bag for $118. Although, BCBG is no longer selling the bag, Givenchy is seeking punitive damages and demands the company to stop selling their bags completely. Copyright infringement cases in the fashion industry have risen in the last decade. Knockoffs have become big business. Just go to any local flea market, swap meet, or the infamous Canal Street in NY. You can buy any designer handbag! From Chanel and Gucci to Louis Vuitton to Prada, ladies who have bag fetishes can buy whatever. And shopping online is no different. the bottom line is…most women can NOT afford a $2,000 bag. So fashion houses go ahead and sue major retailers. Those are the only people you can sick your wolves on. The street hustler aka bootleg man will always be right around the corner with the latest Givenchy bag. LOL
But to many other fashionistas, if a bag is real or fake, really matters. So what do you think? Readers, does the price of the bag really matter?