Not Made in Maine

This isn't exactly a copyright infringement situation, but what's up with designers copying mass market stuff? For example, you have to love the L.L.
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This isn't exactly a copyright infringement situation, but what's up with designers copying mass market stuff? For example, you have to love the L.L.

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This isn't exactly a copyright infringement situation, but what's up with designers copying mass market stuff? For example, you have to love the L.L. Bean "Mom" tote. OK, it's not officially called the "Mom" tote, but you know what we're talking about - the canvas haul-all with the double handles and optional monogram? This is the problem - we LOVE this "Oversized Campus Shoulder Tote" from the fall 3.1 Philip Lim accessories line. It's a linen/cotton blend with black leather. And it costs $593. But we all know that the LL Bean tote came first! According to the website, it's "the toughest tote since 1944." Even the extra-large version of the bag (" Still made by us here in Maine from practically indestructible 24 oz. cotton canvas") is only $37. We know L.L.Bean hasn't taken home a CFDA award in recent memory, but how do you justify buying the Phillip Lim's L.L. Bean knock-off for an extra $556? --ALISON COOL

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