The Nightingale is perhaps the most famous and well recognized handbag ever produced by Givenchy. It has been spotted on the arms of countless celebrities including Ashley Olsen, Heidi Klum, Reese Witherspoon, Kim Kardashian, Ashley Tisdale, and Nicole Richie. Even President Obama’s senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, snatched one of these babies up! Talk about carrying your work around with you in style!
It certainly has become an iconic piece. So you can probably imagine my horror when I stumbled across this bag made by BCBGeneration (the diffusion line of BCBGMAXAZRIA). It is called the Lulu Satchel. Doesn’t it bear an odd resemblance to the Givenchy Nightingale?
The general shape, the handles, the placement of the seams… the only difference I see is that the upper corners on the BCBGeneration bag appear to be stiffer than those on the Nightingale. Coincidence? I seriously doubt it. But even Marc Jacobs said that being copied by someone else is the highest form of flattery. So I guess, Givenchy, you should be flattered! You will find, however, that the BCBGeneration bag lands at a much lower price point than the average Nightingale. The copycat is made of PVC and it retails for only $118.
You can find the Givenchy Nightingale at Stylebop.com! It is currently available there in Pale Pink.
And check out the BCBGeneration Lulu Satchel at Dillards! There you will find it in Charcoal Gray.
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