I don’t intend to cast aspersions, but to me, this bag looks an awful lot like the Botkier James Hobo. The James has been around for over a year, whereas I think that this is a new design for the folks at CC Skye, so the numerous similarities are making me feel a little weird.
The shape, the proportion, the handle size, the inverted pleats, the presence of very simple tassels…there are a lot of things that appear in both bags. When I first saw this bag pop up on ShopBop a few days ago, I thought that perhaps Botkier had just issued a new color that I had somehow missed in their Spring/Summer catalog, but that wasn’t the case. I’m sure that this bag is perfectly lovely, and CC Skye usually does quite a good job, but I have to side with the original. It’s even the same price. Buy through ShopBop for $595.
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