Dear Charles & Keith

Why?

Exhibit A:
Proenza-Schouler PS1 Keepall

Charles & Keith

Exhibit B:

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Charles & Keith

I know we can't help but be "inspired by" higher end brands, but lately, a visit to a Charles & Keith store is literally an exercise in "name that designer bag" - in particular you would find quite a number of Prada and Celine designs.

There's a fine line between being inspired (Birkin-esque) and being a copycat (Birkin knockoff) and lately Charles & Keith seems to be have crossed over into the latter. And to think I had such high hopes for this brand after LVMH acquisition. Sigh.

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