|Replicated from The Fairy Bagmother|
Many of us sneer at designer knockoffs and loudly proclaim that we only want the original or nothing. I myself did it just a few posts ago on Fairy Bagmother. But let's face it. If designer bags cost hundreds upwards to thousands of dollars, how many of us really can own more than a few authentics at a time?
I know I can't. I also know that my handbag-lusting, shoe-loving heart will not be content with just having one or two pairs of shoes or bags a season. So my strategy has always been: have a few exquisite and expensive originals, plus numerous "lesser-name" and even "no-name" items.
Exquisite workmanship and design, combined with the best materials, and that je ne sais quoi that all great designers possess, mark Devi Kroell's bags and footwear. With handbag price tags in the thousands, shoes above $500, the non-independently-wealthy yet fashion-conscious and fashion-desirous woman would have to think long and hard.
The quality difference is obvious, as is the fact that the original slouches and shines the way only real python can — no nylon today can fool the eye enough.