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Do You Think This Gap Tote Looks "Inspired" By LA's Clare Vivier?

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Photo via FabSugar/<a href="">Instagram</a>
Photo via FabSugar/Instagram

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Do the bags above, especially the one at center, look familiar to you? They're part of Gap's Spring 2013 line, and were captured on Instagram this morning by FabSugar at what we're assuming was an NYC press preview. If it seems like you've seen this style before, that's because the leather tote at center bears a striking resemblance to one designed by Echo Park-based accessories maven Clare Vivier.

Image via Clare Vivier

The Vivier carryall is made of Italian leather and retails for $160; as FabSugar Instagrammed, the Gap version is also leather (of indeterminate origin) and, based upon the retail pricing of their currently-available leather totes, will cost a bit less than the Vivier one when it goes to market. What do you think about this lookalike bag?
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· Colorful Bags Litter Clare Vivier's Airy Silver Lake Flagship [Racked]
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