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« on: March 10, 2007 10:04:29 PM »

I laughed hysterically at Craft magazine's article on crocheting imitation designer handbags.  Crafting your own version of super price inflated brand really comments on and subverts the value people place on branding.

Anyway, enough theory, I had to make my own!
I was going to make something really gaudy, but I had a wedding to go to and no evening purse, so I decide to make one to go with my black 50's style dress.
This is based on an actual Chanel bag, though I can't find the picture right now.
You can't tell from the pic but the light yarn is a shiny metalic silver and the black yarn has a nice sheen which really dresses the purse up. It also has metalic silver edging along the seam that doesn't show in the pic.

I did indeed wear it at the wedding and it looked fabulous.


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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2007 10:13:45 PM »

that is adorable!! you can barely tell it's a "knockoff" =P
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2007 10:38:49 PM »

Oooh, I like it...I hope you got tons of compliments!
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2007 06:07:45 PM »

Wow!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2007 09:54:38 PM »

That is so cool. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2007 09:34:22 PM »

you could sell these on the streets in New York as knockoffs. tourists will believe anything Smiley
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