Ebay and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) are teaming up once again to introduce a new collection of original totes to raise awareness against counterfeit goods and celebrate original design. Following a sold-out summer collection, more than 75 designers are participating in the 2012 You Can't Fake Fashion campaign, each customizing a tote as a one-of-a-kind. The designer totes, as well as four styles of standard totes, will be available starting March 20 exclusively on eBay.com. Available at Buy It Now prices, the customized totes will retail at $200 and the standard totes at $45 (up from $35 last time); all proceeds benefit the CFDA Foundation to support this important cause.
Last time, I was lucky enough to snag one of the basic totes and it became my favorite bag of the summer, it was just the perfect size and shape and people always commented on the clever phrase "You Can't Fake Fashion" (see me carrying mine here). I was able to snap these photos in the event lobby at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, where the bags are on display from 2/9 – 2/16. Judging by the enthusiasm from bystanders for the "Fake you you faking fake" bag by Robert Geller, I'd say that will be among the first styles to sell out. My favorites are The Row, Rag & Bone and Botkier. And DVF and Kate Spade. Ah, I love them all! Hard to pick just one. Act fast if you want a bag when they go on sale March 20 on eBay.com, they won't last long. Which bag is your favorite?