One of the most-coveted bags this year, Kenzo’s Kalifornia bag isn’t even all that crazy a purchase prospect: at about €700, it’s in reach of many. But Kenzo’s resuscitated status of the kings of cool ensures its desirability at any price and it was only going to be a matter of time before we started seeing copies of its distinctive hardware and shape – as predicted before Christmas.

French Connection’s one of the first out of the traps with the Zoe bag, at £245stg. Not a cheap spend by any manner of means, it’s a clever take.

Kenzo Kaliforina bag

Kenzo Kalifornia, €695, Matches Fashion

Here’s Kenzo’s bag so you can see like-for-like. Shape and zips aside, French Connection has been careful to add its own take with embossed flap and they’ve switched around the little flap as well. 

What do you think? Worth it to get something that looks similar at a few hundred quid less, or is FU’s offering still too expensive?