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Louis Vuitton's new "Raindrop Besace" bag costs $1,960 and looks exactly like a Hefty cinch sak. Is this a response to Chanel's plastic-looking "Coco Cocoon" bags? A comment on the meaninglessness of materialism? A way to cash in on homelessness chic? Or it it just Marc being Marc? [HuffPo]