If you want to make a point about the obsession with pricey designer bags then now's your chance. American brand Slow and Steady Wins the Race takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to the bag phenomena with a range of affordable bags modelled on today's iconic 'it' styles such as the Hermes Birkin or the Chanel 2.55. Instead of using luxe croc or python, the bags are made from simple fabrics such as cotton muslin and canvas twill, and come with basic hardware such as a gold chain strap or trim. Choose from styles including the Dior Saddle, Balenciaga Motorcycle (already spotted on Sarah Jessica Parker) or As Four, which combines details from the best of four icons. For next season there's a four-sided Birkin to fawn over. Prices range from HK$900 to HK$2,500. Slow and Steady Wins the Race is available at On Pedder, Wheelock House, Central, tel: 2118 3489.