Pinpointing the beginning of any trend can be a little tricky because most of them have some sort of organic, street-level origin before they were adopted by fashion at large, but I don’t think it’s too difficult to place most of the credit for the current wave of leopard-love squarely on the shoulders of Louis Vuitton’s Stephen Sprouse collection from several seasons ago.

Since then, nearly every brand has created something in leopard print, including the See by Chloe Tieta Carryall that we see here. This particular handbag is more notable, though, because it seems to take its inspiration so squarely from the Sprouse work that Louis Vuitton has made so much money plastering on all manner of leather goods and accessories.

It’s more than a passing resemblance, isn’t it? I don’t think that Sprouse for Vuitton ever did a navy, purple and orange version of the now-infamous leopard print, but it’s hard to imagine such a color combination looking anything but exactly like this. Sprouse’s pop art aesthetic turned leopard print into something graphic and modern, and See by Chloe clearly wants a piece of that pie for itself. Buy through ShopBop for $175.

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  • Mochababe73

    I am not a fan of anything See by Chloe. I find that it’s overpriced for what they sell-printed canvas. On the model on ShopBop, she actually looks like she’s carrying a school bag.

  • 19yearslater

    Some of them almost look like flowers, but others just look like splotches that are inexplicably touching. If SbC was trying to evoke Sprouse they missed the mark, this is nowhere near as beautiful as the LV Sprouse collab accessories.

  • Vitta

    Leopard print and Stephen Sprouse? That’s quite a stretch…

  • Jennifer

    I like it, especially the color choices! I was never a See by Chloe fan until I owned one, and now I understand the appeal. Yes, the pricepoint is higher compared to most nylon or cotton totes, but SBC bags also last a lot longer than most, and they’re far more stylish. I got my money’s worth and then some.

    • Jennifer

      ps. This design actually reminds me of an M by MJ nylon tote from Spring 2010–which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

  • thecounselormom.com

    I like it, but agree it is overpriced! Looks like something free you get for buying makeup.

  • Karin bag4bag

    The colors are in no way appealing…

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