I have mixed feelings about knockoffs of iconic designs. I have drooled over the Issey Miyake Bao Bao bags for years but never sprung for one because they are pricey for a bag I wouldn’t carry all the time.

But I ran across this IM-inspired bag for $24 and couldn’t resist. I love the design and the color, regardless of the label. It helps me justify the purchase that the design is not an exact copy. How do you all feel about this?

Worn with my oooold quilted Zella jacket, R&B Dre jeans and Sorel boots today for some errands and hopefully squeezing in a manicure. The Missoni (a real one :-)) scarf picks up the blue of the bag.

If I ever spring for the IM version, this is one I love:


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