you cant fake fashion

Reminder to Get Creative and Win a $500 eBay Gift Card

We’re loving the entries so far for our contest to celebrate You Can’t Fake Fashion. The bag auction ended on Monday, but luckily there’s more time for the graphic competition, where we challenge our readers to alter a bag digitally. It’s easy. Just download the tote image and use your imagination (and Photoshop, or whatever software you like). The winner gets $500 worth of eBay goodies. All artwork must be submitted by 12 p.m. EST on April 5th. Enter the contest here

(Photo: Rodarte Bag for YCFF. GIF by FashGif. Text by Jauretsi)


You CAN’T fake fashion.

Nothing turns me off more than a knock off hand bag, piece of jewelry or shoes. It is purely mind boggling that some people think its ok to strut their stuff with a knock off Gucci bag on their shoulder or fake Tiffany bracelet around their wrist. 

Now I know that designer clothes are expensive and the idea of having a designer peice for a more affordable price is so tempting. But at the end of the day, when you are purchasing a bag with G’s all over it, you are purchasing a bag with G’s to represent Gucci, but how are you representing when the item is a conterfiet. You are not representing the brand but you are actually defaming their image.

I am extremely into fashion, but there are many things I don’t own or purchase because I cant afford those items. In turn, I opt for more affordable accessories or clothing, something that does not rip off a designers hard work and save for an item i really need/ want. 

Every year the CFDA and Ebay teams up with designers to create a “You Cant Fake Fashion” line in advocacy of counterfeit fashion. This line is created by 75 designers, including, Diane Von Furstenburg, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, to name a few.

The line (some images pictured above) Is on sale as of March 20th on E-Bay. The prices range from $45-$200 and all proceeds go to support the CFDA. I suggest you should all support this line and stand up for our designers!! Be sure to snag yours fast, with designers and prices like this, these will sell out fast!!

Are we with me on this, who else hates knock offs!?!? Which one is your favorite bag?

Last Day to Submit for You Can’t Fake FashionTotes Graphic Contest

Earlier in March, we celebrated a bag auction with 90 top designers for You Can’t Fake Fashion. We also launched a contest asking readers to submit their best virtual bag by altering a raw tote digitally. Tomorrow, Friday, April 5th at 12 p.m. is the last moment to submit your graphic design. Just download the tote image and use your imagination. Enter the contest here. The winner gets $500 worth of eBay goodies. Who couldn’t use a shopping spree on eBay?

(Photo: Mara Hoffman for YCFF. GIF by FashGif. Text by Jauretsi)

Enter Our You Can’t Fake Fashion Graphic Contest and Win a $500 eBay Gift Certificate

Have you checked out all the bags in our You Can’t Fake Fashion campaign yet? The fabulous auction ends at 12 p.m. today so make your final bids. If you think you can alter a bag just as creatively as Diane Von Furstenberg or Zac Posen, then show us your design chops! The Inside Source is hosting a graphic contest to “flip” a bag digitally. All you have to do is download the tote image and logo and then tinker away at making your own virtual bag. All artwork must be submitted by 12 p.m. EST on April 5th.

So what’s in it for you? Aside from bragging rights and a feature on The Inside Source, you’ll also receive a $500 eBay gift card and your very own You Can’t Fake Fashion tote signed by some of the campaign’s participating CFDA designers. Enter the contest here



  1. You must follow The Inside Source on Tumblr.
  2. All submissions must be produced using the “YOU CAN’T FAKE FASHION” tote image.
  3. All submissions must include the “YOU CAN’T FAKE FASHION” logo on the tote.
  4. All submissions should be an image or GIF creation.
  5. Submit as many images or GIFS as you want, but not send duplicate submissions (don’t submit same image/GIF twice).   
  6. By submitting your image or GIF, you agree to the default Tumblr Terms of Submission and additionally agree to provide Tumblr and eBay a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right and license to use, host, store, cache, reproduce, publish, display (publicly or otherwise), perform (publicly or otherwise), distribute, transmit, modify, adapt (including, without limitation, in order to conform it to the requirements of any networks, devices, services, or media through which the Services are available), and create derivative works of your submitted image or GIF for the purposes of on any of eBay’s owned or social properties.
  7. Your submission must be your own creation, and by submitting to The Inside Source, you are confirming that you have all of the necessary rights and permissions necessary to submit your image or GIF and grant the above licenses.
  8. All submissions must be suitable for General Audience and Public Display.


  • Originality and creativity – 70%
  • Creativity of written response – 20%
  • Adherence to guidelines – 10%

(Photo: Bag by Luiz Fernandez. GIF by FashGif. Text by Jauretsi)