June 27, 2008

Juicy Couture: Something Looks Familiar

Whenever I go shopping, I can't help but say things like, 'This Zara top looks very Prada,' or 'Hmm, this shop is filled with Marni-esque stuff.' (Although I have been trying to voice it out loud less.) This year, while browsing through Juicy Couture accessories online, I can't help but see the similarities between the Juicy bags and bags by other designers. Now I'm not saying Juicy copied other designers. There are just elements of the bags that remind me of other bags.
The first thing I thought was, this looks like a Goyard bag. But after staring at the bag closely for awhile, it occured to me the print is of little puppies. And after staring at it for even longer, it starts to remind me of LAMB bags, which I didn't think was totally original either. What a web! (Or maybe just a triangle.)
The Gucci one is too cutesy for me and the Juicy one is too preppy and seems to be made of terry cloth (-says it all.) While the two technically have very different designs, they superficially look similar to me.
Reminds me of a Gucci F/W07 bag. I think it may even have been featured in an ad. Does anyone remember it and think so, or did I just imagine it?

It doesn't look exactly like a Gucci bag but that gold, circle metal piece in the middle is like the metal piece on a lot of the Gucci 08 bags.

Again, it's the metal plate on this Juicy bag that reminds me of another designer's bags. Can anyone guess?
I love this type of gold hardware that looks like a lock on handbags. The designer bag that has a lot of gold fake locks is by... it starts with the same letter as the one above.
This one is sort of obvious. One is by Dior and one is by Juicy. One is super expensive and one is relatively affordable. To be fair, both are equally cute, though not exactly my style.

Note that I am not saying Juicy copied the other designers. Nowadays with so many choices and designers out there, designers just seem to be inspired by other designers' designs or elements of the designs a lot. It reminds me of Derek Lam saying "There's no such thing as original design...... In a way, that's what fashion's about." Afterall, it's why certain designers are held higher than others, and why some designer collections are considered 'directional' in terms of trend. Anyway, it was fun just to look at the bunch of Juicy accessories together like this, wasn't it?

Image Credit: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/, http://www.shopbop.com/, http://www.eluxury.com/


Blogger Nicola Pedley said...

I've never been a Juicy fan (though I liked the last purse you showed) - maybe I'll like them more now they're copying, I mean inspired by, others

6/28/2008 1:02 AM  
Blogger alex said...

Maybe copying,the sales will increased. Obviously the copies have to be good and cute.

6/28/2008 1:20 AM  
Anonymous Haute Concept said...

The top bag from Juicy looks like the illegitimate love child of a Goyard and Gucci's 'I Love NY' bag. Guccyard?

6/28/2008 1:53 AM  
Blogger lucy_in_the_sky said...

The purplish bag reminds me of Marc Jacobs (I hope that's who you were thinking off as well).

This copying may increase sales, but it's quite a travesty. I like Juicy, but I think this is pretty trashy of them. They are cute copies, but copies nonetheless.

6/28/2008 2:41 AM  
Anonymous savvy mode said...

the ring on the left is Dior and it is more 3-D compared to Juicy. But, I am not into custom designer jewelry. It's great for gals who can afford designer pieces but it is great sometimes to find steal pieces. Animals, insects and flowers seen to be mode du jour in jewelry this season. Check out Chaumet, very cute but very high end.

6/28/2008 4:15 AM  
Blogger Kira Fashion said...


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6/28/2008 6:02 AM  
Blogger stephanie said...

the purple tote with the metal plate reminds me of marc by marc

6/28/2008 12:22 PM  
Blogger Tina :) said...

the purple bag definitely looks very marc to me.
i've never really liked juicy - i've always thought the brand was overrated, and juicy also tries to be high-fashion (dior, prada, etc. equivalent) by making their shoes, sunglasses, and bags way overpriced. however, juicy couture is never going to be of the same high-fashion level as chanel and such.
...perhaps the bags will be more opular since they're "inspired" by other designers.

6/28/2008 1:53 PM  
Blogger Costume Fashionista said...

New reader of your blog. Gotta say I'm thrilled with the variety of fashion items and topics you cover. :)

6/29/2008 4:35 AM  
Blogger Shirley's Place said...

Well, it's pretty sad that they're copying others designs; nevertheless, I still like Juicy Couture.

6/29/2008 9:40 AM  
Blogger Krista said...

o0o0o0o0o I think the rings are very cute... and being a new reader of your blog i would like to say I'm impressed by the quality of your bg

6/29/2008 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love all of these. I'm a personal Louis girl myself....

Odio's fashionista's
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6/29/2008 10:54 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Really interesting post. The Juicy bag also reminds me of the Kate Spade Classic Noel Flat Serena for some reason.


6/29/2008 11:06 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I am no longer a juicy fan.
great post! check out my fashion blog.

6/29/2008 10:09 PM  
Blogger thompsonboy said...

There's nothing couture nor original about Juicy and it's sad to see little girls all over States thinking that they are. Juicy is nothing but a copycat and selling things at expensive price.

6/30/2008 1:32 PM  
Blogger Mica said...

I think a lots of cheaper brands are influenced in some way by the high-end designers. I personally don't mind it, it allows people who like the sytle but can't afford it to have some similar, more affordable options. Better then buying outright counterfeits!

6/30/2008 4:58 PM  
Blogger embrace said...

Nice collection of purses.

Yours Stylishly

7/01/2008 5:12 AM  
Blogger carolyn said...

the purple bag looks a lot like marc by marc jacobs, but the metal plate does remind me of kate spade.

7/03/2008 3:07 AM  
Blogger sb. said...

I've never been overly fond of Juicy Couture, the bags always have looked a little cheap and nasty but I must say I'm loving these. I don't think I'd splurge for one though; I'd rather have the real Gucci as opposed to a JC copy!

7/05/2008 2:02 AM  
Blogger shauntele W. said...

Personally I don't mind some of the Juicy bags (I own a couple myself). I think they're starting to look a little more classy even if they are made of velour and Terry cloth (atleast they feel nice to the touch). Even if they do look very similar to their more expensive counterparts, they aren't completely hideous and being $100's less than the premier designers is obviously something girls who don't make 6 figure salaries would be more keen on buying.
I wholly agree with Mica.

7/05/2008 5:01 AM  
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7/15/2008 7:43 PM  
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7/18/2008 11:49 AM  
Blogger Tina Lee said...

^UGH to above poster. I HATE spammers who comment on blogs. Like we don't get enough useless crap everywhere we go!!!

Sorry about that. Juicy seems like tacky trashy non-couture stuff that is priced just high enough to make it desirable. When I think Juicy, I think Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian, who both = fugly trashy tacky wh-res.

When I was in Kuala Lumpur, though, I saw Kim Kardashian in a Dior ad and was horrified that such a nice and classy label would use her. Oh well.

8/02/2008 2:57 AM  
Anonymous sallyho said...

They should not copy styles if they want to keep a loyal following. If they are doing it to increase sales, it will be a short term fix.

8/09/2008 4:10 AM  
Blogger popular.style said...

Snuggling looks absolutely glamorous in Juicy Couture ever-forward fashion.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the only trend they really started was the juicy couture tracksuit...

11/04/2009 3:34 AM  
Anonymous discount juicy couture said...

Have you noticed that most stores are copying some other, higher, fashion? It starts at the top with Chanel, Versace, Dior, and works its way all the way down to Forever 21 and Target.

11/18/2009 2:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Juicy copies nobody and it is brilliant so different from others. They are now copying Juicy. Oh Juicy is not good enough, what alot of trot, bunch of pretend snobs.

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