7 Bags Egyptian Women Should STOP Wearing!

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7 Bags Egyptian Women Should STOP Wearing! In Egypt, Fashion forces itself every period in the form of waves. Unlike many parts of the world, most Egyptian women do not have access to attending fashion shows or even reading some of the internationally-acclaimed lifestyle magazines. They usually get their style dose through TV by spotting movie stars or even brands’ commercials, some local and regional magazines which are not updated with the latest trends and fashion news, or through connections who have the chance to roam around the world, go on thrifty shopping sprees and then come back to their homeland flashing around with their newest goodies.

Of course those style trends have changed in recent years with the advent of Instagram and other outlets where most Egyptian women get to know what’s going on in Fashion capitals. However, the connections factor still reigns supreme as the biggest source of inspiration for many ladies and young girls. Naturally, such a phenomenon has influenced how many women view Fashion. A piece of jewelry or clothing transcends, on many occasions, its aesthetic use to become a symbol of well-being and luxury. Now, if a young lady wants to belong to a certain social circle, she would try as much as she can to get her hands on what’s known as the “It” pieces.

Such pieces have stopped being exclusive to certain circles. Thanks to China, high-copies and fake pieces are now available around Egypt so that any wannabe fashionista would feel fashionably fulfilled. By time, Chinese manufacturers have become so savvy to the extent that you might find a big difficulty trying to tell the difference between an original piece and its high copy, which might cost hundreds if not thousands of pounds. Such conveniences that act as a major challenge to the Fashion industry appeal to so many women who seek affordable yet chic pieces that would set them apart from others, or so that’s what they think. This is simply because there are certain fashion items that have strongly conquered the Egyptian market and have positioned themselves as the “It” pieces to the extent that a girl could walk down the street and find dozens of other women who rock the same design or a similar one.

So, are the “It” pieces a means to becoming a fashion guru or victim?

Guess you know the answer by now!

That is why we have gathered a group of “It” handbags that any Egyptian woman should AVOID wearing by any means;

1. Medium Jet Set Travel Tote by Michael Kors

MICHAEL KORS Jet Set Travel Medium Travel Tote 3

MICHAEL KORS Jet Set Travel Medium Travel Tote 3

2. Monogrammed Jet Set Multifunction Logo Travel Tote by Michael Kors

Monogrammed Jet Set Multifunction Logo Travel Tote by Michael Kors

Monogrammed Jet Set Multifunction Logo Travel Tote by Michael Kors

3. Hamilton Saffiano Satchel by Michael Kors

Hamilton Saffiano Satchel by Michael Kors

Hamilton Saffiano Satchel by Michael Kors

4. Luggage Handbag in Bright Blue Multicolour Nubuck Calfskin by Celine

Luggage Handbag in Bright Blue Multicolour Nubuck Calfskin by Celine

Luggage Handbag in Bright Blue Multicolour Nubuck Calfskin by Celine

5. Monogram Icon Tote Bag by Louis Vuitton

Monogram Icon Tote Bag by Louis Vuitton

Monogram Icon Tote Bag by Louis Vuitton

6. Bleecker Sullivan Hobo Bag In Signature Fabric by Coach

Bleecker Sullivan Hobo Bag In Signature Fabric by Coach

Bleecker Sullivan Hobo Bag In Signature Fabric by Coach

7. Le Pliage Tote Bag by Longchamps

Le Pliage Tote Bag by Longchamps

Le Pliage Tote Bag by Longchamps

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9 Comments

  1. Mai Maged

    September 6, 2014 at 2:38 am

    You didn’t tell us why those bags specially!!
    I mean there are a lot of other styles everywhere and copied as well so why those?

    • Noha Rahhal

      Noha Rahhal

      September 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Hello there! 😀

      Well, because those bags are soooooo popular. They look chic, but at some point you’d get bored with them as you see them almost everywhere. My advice would be stay away from those widely popular bags. Visit shopping websites such as Stylebop and Modaoperandi and get a high dose of style. You will be dazzled to know that there are so many wonderful pieces by designers (such as Michael Kors) and which are not so common.

      BTW, if you want to get original pieces, buy them from the official stores. In Cairo, you will find original pieces in Beymen, MK, Ted Baker, Burberry…, etc. Most of the pieces found on those FB pages and groups are replicas, and if they are the original pieces, you’ll pay double the prices.

      One more thing, of course you can still wear your MK bag, but when you make your next purchase, look for something unique that would speak out for you 🙂

      Let me know if you have any more questions!

      xoxox

      • Mai Maged

        September 12, 2014 at 4:08 am

        Noha 🙂 thank u so much for ur reply just seen it
        I really appreciate everything u adviced me 🙂

        • Mai Maged

          September 12, 2014 at 4:09 am

          Thank u so much 🙂

      • fatma atef

        July 2, 2016 at 1:14 am

        can u tell me the address of michael kors store in cairo ?? or any original store ?? thanxs

        • Noha

          July 2, 2016 at 11:46 am

          Yes, there’s a branch in City Stars Cairo.

  2. Mai Maged

    September 6, 2014 at 2:40 am

    I like the first one (MICHAEL KORS Jet Set Travel Medium Travel Tote) and I have it original so should I stop wearing it?
    Also, how could the person tell the difference between the original and the copy?
    Thx 🙂

  3. Sharon

    January 30, 2017 at 6:03 am

    CN you tell me where we can buy the best copies?

  4. Nancy Breen

    April 22, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I just came across this article. Whoever wrote this narcissistic egotistical snobbish article need to stop ranting and posting their rants. Its a positive thing that people try and wear the affordable version of their beloved brands. Im speechless to this hideous article and lost for words!

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