Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cheaper City Alternative? Linea Pelle Alex Speedy

I had to literally do a double take when I stumbled across Marissa Miller's bag.  It had a few similar characteristics compared to our beloved Balenciaga City.  Though not an exact duplicate, the Linea Pelle bag has similar whip stitched handles (facing outwards), tassels hanging from the zipper tabs, and long shoulder strap.  (I must admit I am a fan of the adjustable shoulder strap Linea Pelle has done on this; something Balenciaga should have done a long time ago.)  From afar, it bears a striking resemblance to the City bag and is price significantly cheaper than the City at only $418.  By no means am I trying push the Linea Pelle onto Bal lovers, but I thought it would be fun to point out the similarities!  

Click here for the Linea Pelle Alex Speedy

What do you think? Would this make a good throw around bag for rainy days? Is the Linea Pelle bag a bad copycat of the City? Or would you just stick to Balenciaga?

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Balenciaga modeling pics via here.