I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, fashion is a trickle down business. You wait for the best, coolest pieces to be copied (knocked-off is such an ugly phrase) two or three or four times until a version of what you want enters your price range. But in the case of some items, it can take years, and even then, you may not find a piece in the intern price point.
(Bergdorf Goodman, Kirna Zabete et al., depending on the size and seller, $2,000-$3,000, but be prepared to get on a waiting list and pre-pay for the privilege. Celine is the new Birkin.)
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