A Birkin bag, an exclusive purse handmade by the company Hermes, ranges in price from $1000 to over $100,000.
A canvas bag with the image of the Birkin bag, called the Together Bag, is made by the company "Thursday Friday." It costs $35.
Said Olena Sholomytska, one of the Together Bag designers:
"…we ended up with a surreal design that references luxury but is ultimately an anti-status status symbol."
Obviously the Together Bag, unlike a counterfeit bag, is not trying to fool anyone. It comments by imitating, but in an obvious way.
Ironically, both bags have become exclusive items.
Ceci N’est Pas un Birkin, Women’s Fashion, New York Times>>