Field Report: You Can’t Fake Fashion Collection #NYFW #MBFW

Although the chic designs of Fashion Week look effortless as they glide down the runway, each garment that is showcased during the Fashion Week shows and presentations is the result of hundreds of hours of work by very talented designers. The leveraging of the time and talent of others without credit or compensation is what makes counterfeit goods such a travesty. During  Mercedes Benz Fashion Week the lobby of the tents included a display of some chic and eye-catching canvas totes all bearing the same message “You Can’t Fake Fashion!”

You Can’t Fake Fashion is the brainchild of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) who enlisted the help of designers to create a collection of original totes to raise awareness against counterfeit goods and celebrate original designs. The first collection of You Can’t Fake Fashion totes went on sale last summer and quickly sold out. This second collection, available for sale on Ebay on March 20th, features all new original designs from 75 fabulous designers as well as 4 styles of standard totes. Participating designers include: Badgley Mischka, Betsey Johnson, Diane von Furstenberg, Judith Leiber, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Nanette Lepore, Nicole Miller, Ralph Lauren, Elie Tahari, Tory Burch, Trina Turk, Yeohlee and many, many more.

Available exclusively on Ebay at “Buy it Now” prices starting March 20th, the standard totes (above) will retail for $45 and the totes customized by designers (below) will retail for $200. All proceeds from the sale of You Can’t Fake Fashion totes benefit the CFDA Foundation to support this important cause.

Betsey Johnson
Kate Spade
Diane von Furstenburg

Vivienne Tam

he You Can’t Fake Fashion Collection goes on sale March 20th exclusively on Ebay.  Last season the bags sold out quickly so mark your calendars to snag this season’s hottest accessory that looks fabulous and supports a fantastic cause.

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.