Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Designer look-a-like - Mulberry Alexa

When I was shopping in Oasis yesterday, I had to double take when I spotted this gorgeous inky blue sachel, which is a dead ringer for the Mulberry Alexa. I know high-street copies are very popular, who can forget the hordes of padlocked Chloe Paddingtons look-a-likes which flooded the high-street years ago?! But I don't think I could ever buy one. To me, they're almost as bad as designer rip-offs that you find on holiday. They might look like the real thing, but the bottom line is it's not. It's a cheap imitation. If I had a Mulberry Alexa, I would treasure it and probably stroke it a lot. If I had a copy, I would probably look at it and think 'you're cute, pretty close to the real thing're not'. This isn't to say that buying a look-a-like bag is wrong, the industry expects the high-street to copy clothes and accessories, it's just a personal choice. Would you buy a look-a-like bag?
Mulberry Alexa

Oasis Sasha Satchel



  1. Ah the Oasis one is quite lovely...but you're right, even though I can't imagine being able to afford the Alexa, if the copy is THAT similar, I wouldn't buy it either!

  2. I've bought fakes in the past but have totally gone off them, and would rather invest in the real thing than buying high street copies. Of course I don't have this kinda budget, so I tend to go for vintage purely as they're not really based on anything yet still look lovely. I think the high street should stick to unique, quality designs that would actually make me want to buy them.

    Kb from I Want You To Know

  3. I adore Mulberry, but the alternative is such a beautiful color!

  4. Hey! I did actually buy the Oasis satchel but only because I could never part with that much money for a bag despite loving the look of it...

    Caz x

  5. Love Mulberry, but I only have a look-a-alike from Primark.

  6. I would buy this satchel as a) affording an Alexa is probably quite a way off for me and b) this one is such a delicious colour! But I have recently bought a Topshop satchel that I adore and stroke continuously... I don't think that I NEED to spend a lot of money to love something.

  7. I would buy the oasis one on the basis it is a nice satchel in its own right.
    I doubt i would have the problem of anyone thinking I was trying to pretend it was a mulberry, I doubt anyone round here even knows what a mulberry is!

    Nikki x

  8. I <3 the Mulberry!


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