Everything's Coming Up Roses

With Valentino's longtime accessories duo Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paulo Piccioli heading up the fashion house, it's no surprise that handbag designs are blossoming -- or that copyists are reaching in to pluck the best of the bunch. 

Just take a look at the Valentino Petale sachel (left), with some colors so new that they're only available for pre-order, and the version from Big Buddha (right).  It's trade show winds that are apparently shaking down Valentino's darling buds, as Big Buddha's pink polyurethane posy was recently featured the in the WWDMAGIC preview publication


Valentino_Petale_and_Big_Buddha.jpgSo, in knockoff handbag terms, what's the karmic equivalent of Japanese beetles?