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eBay x CFDA You Can't Fake Fashion 2012 Collection

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 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, they won't last long. Which bag is your favorite?

Bucket Tote

Satchel Tote

Vivienne Tam

Tommy Hilfiger

The Row

Robert Geller

Rag & Bone

Ralph Lauren

Narciso Rodriguez

Monique Botkier for Botkier

Joy Gryson

Herve Leger by Max Azria

Francisco Costa / Calvin Klein Collection

Diane Von Fursteneberg

Deborah Lloyd for Kate Spade New York

Charlotte Ronson

Billy Reid

Betsey Johnson

Gear Tote

Duffle Tote

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Fake you you faking fake. That one's my pick :-)
#1 Shubana (Homepage) on 2012-02-12 01:17 (Reply)
I totally agree. its a great saying lol no matter what words are put in..
#1.1 donna k on 2012-02-13 15:32 (Reply)
I like the looks of several but think the Botkier is my favorite.
#2 Purse Pixie (Homepage) on 2012-02-12 13:05 (Reply)
love these, i want one!
#3 Megan, The Frugalista Diaries (Homepage) on 2012-02-12 14:11 (Reply)
Botkier. I will have it for my handbag collection! So striking and summery with the pink and red trim. Come here my pretty! :-) Second choice: Betsy, so girly and pretty and special Third choice: Faking fake. Yes!
#4 shoppingirl on 2012-02-12 18:08 (Reply)
The CDFA is the RIAA of the fashion world. These dopes even want price fixing and to control retail sales so you'll never get a deal on Rue La La again.

I agree blatant fakes are tacky, but if they didn't charge so much for their "must-have" bags, nobody would buy the Chinatown crap.
#5 StrawberryGirl on 2012-02-12 22:25 (Reply)
#6 Madison J Monroe (Homepage) on 2012-02-17 02:09 (Reply)
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