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    ♥'s RM Jess's Avatar
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    Angry My weekend full of knockoffs!!

    The local Fall Fest is going on this weekend...and guess what? They have fake Coach, Birkins, ect. People actually stop and look at them. The seller also has other fake goods.


    Then, a couple days ago...my bf's sister posted a bulletin on MySpace saying she was having a purse party November 1st. I'm not sure if they are going to be fakes or not...but she needs to know it's ILLEGAL!


    And today my cousin walks up with a Coach...I couldn't tell what it was from a distance then when she got up close I KNEW it was a fake. Well....my other cousin (her sister) said something about it being fake because I told her. My cousin with the fake said "I got it at a purse party for $60.00....it's a knockoff but I'm not gonna spend $200.00 for a purse. I'd rather spend that on someone more reasonable." (Yeah and a fake bag is reasonable)



    Just had to vent that out because you all are the only one's who understand. It just makes me mad that I actually pay for the real deal, while others get away with paying for a piece of crap, ya know?

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    Default Re: My weekend full of knockoffs!!

    Oh, I completely understand. I saw so many fakes yesterday. But there is this mum in my mothers group who admits to going to these "purse parties". I was complaining at one time that I found it hard to sell my Tiffany choker on ebay cause there were so many fakes and then I realised that she goes to these fake Tiffany parties. And last week, she was wearing fake Tiffany necklace, bracelet and fake Bvlgari sunglasses. I know she checks out my bags to see if they're real. I haven't said anything about her fake stuff I mean, I don't want to be confrontational in a mothers group.

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    Default Re: My weekend full of knockoffs!!

    I know how you feel. It is an absolute losing battle where I work. Anytime I talk about how awful fake bags are, my co-workers all disagree with me and think I'm being stupid. Why pay for the real thing if you can get a fake one for way less, right? Um... actually, no...
    ::sigh:: It just makes me so sad that nobody cares. But I guess it could partially have to do with where I live too. People are ridiculously cheap around here just in general. Sheesh, something is like 80% off where I work and people still think it should be even cheaper yet. :rolleyes:

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    Default Re: My weekend full of knockoffs!!

    I know...I should have said to my cousin "And supporting terrorism and criminal acts IS resonable??"

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    Default Re: My weekend full of knockoffs!!

    well, i understand how you feel. I live in LA, don't get me wrong, i don't discriminate or anything, but this is a city with bunch of illegal immigrant and cheapies. This morning i went to a dance studio and I saw an old lady carrying a LV monogram speedy 30. I knew it is a fake because the handle is ridiculously white. I wanted to tell her that she better get a new one as the stitches on the handle strap already came out and it looks so funny. I mean, if you cant afford a real one, at least throw away the fake one when they run out of shape but not carry around the city, "telling" everyone that : Hey, this is a fake and i'm proud of it.

    But in another way round, LA is also a city full with expensive bags, it's embarrassing if you don't have a designer bag, i mean, at least you should have one, even it's coach. My co-workers carry LV, coach, chanel, juicy couture....to work, so, it's no biggie for a real expensive bag.

    Jess, you don't have to get mad, each of your bag will last longer than their laughter and crap. cheer up!!!

    shh.. but let me tell you a little secret, if someone ever comes to my face and tell me i shouldn't pay for real one, i will tell that person : sorry but my mum didn't raise me to be a cheapo.

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    Default Re: My weekend full of knockoffs!!

    Yeah - I just don't get why people would want a designer bag...that is fake. Isn't buying a designer bag about the love of the designer, qualitly, and work put into it? Knockoffs are just made in sweat shops - that's not much to appreciate! LOL!

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    Default Re: My weekend full of knockoffs!!

    Plus, why would people want to send our economy even further down the crapper? Come on people, get out there and spend your money on real merchandise. Not stuff that is smuggled into the country and doesn't ever get taxed.

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    Default Re: My weekend full of knockoffs!!

    I just don't get why if it is not worth it to spend the money on a real bag, why do people even care if they are carrying a fake one to look real? If it is not important enough to pay for a real one, you must not really care about how you come across to others, so just carry a 9 west or something! I don't get it.

    I have to be honest though, and tell me if you girls agree...I am sometimes embarrased when people ask if a bag is real and I say yes and they give me that-OMG you are so shallow and stupid for spending THAT much money on a purse! Especially now that I have spent over 3000.$ on one bag!!!!

    I was at a party one night and we were getting ready to leave and I had a coach bag. Someone picked it up and handed the bag to another girl thinking it was hers. So she says "um, no, that's not mine. I am not stupid enough to spend more than 20 dollars on a purse!" I wanted to die....that was even one of the inexpensive ones! I almost wanted to say it WAS fake! Do you girls ever feel embarrased about it?

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    Default Re: My weekend full of knockoffs!!

    I don't the see the point of carrying a fake designer bag. If you want a designer bag, just get the real thing - save for one or buy a used one. Are you trying to fool people that you can afford something that you can't? If you're trying to be wise and not spend the exorbitant amount of money that designer bags cost, then make more of a statement by buying good quality non-designer bags. Instead of carrying a fake bag and showing that you are still a victim of consumerism, a cheapskate and has no shame.

    There have been situations when I was embarrassed about my bags like when a friend said she would never spend $600 on a bag (I was carrying a Coach at the time. Here Coach is expensive). But I enjoy my bags. I love my bags. I take care of them. They are not just containers for my stuff. And yes, this is the superficial side of me, but I also do important things in my life - like work, raise my kids, look after my family, support charities. I'm not just about the handbags. It's one of the little things that I enjoy. So sod the critics!

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    ^^^ITA.... I don't like being judged for wanting authentic designer bags, people tend to see that its just being "materialistic" but really they do not see the story behind those bags that we save up for it....

    I hate people buying and selling and carrying designer bags just because they support terrorism, I guess only a real bag lover would know how it feels to be next to someone with a fake bag.... believe it or not even Guess bags gets faked here (minus the raincoats)

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    Default Re: My weekend full of knockoffs!!

    maybe we need to be mean? :D I know I do, I announce it via satellite if someone's sporting a knock-off even if I don't know who the person is. Good thing I haven't seen anyone on base that wear fakes. Off base, there's tons of them! I can never imagine military family patronizing anything illegal.

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    Default Re: My weekend full of knockoffs!!

    Not buying a "designer bag", whether fake or real, at all would be reasonable! I hate that, if you can't afford a real one, why buy a fake one?

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    Default Re: My weekend full of knockoffs!!

    [QUOTE=KANMP;92794 Do you girls ever feel embarrased about it?[/QUOTE]

    I totally know what you mean. I don't ever feel embarssed about how much I spend on things, apart from towards people I know that could never afford such expensive things. I do, however, sometimes feel uncomfortable when some people I know ask how much my bags and clothes cost. I think other people seem to feel that because they personally can't justify spending a lot on something, then anyone who does spend those amounts should justify themselves to them! Thats from my experiences anyway. I feel it is complete double standards, because i would be seen as being rude if I announced that my friends bought cheap crap! This particularly irritates me as I have some opinionated friends who think they know about fashion from being in love with topshop

    What is also annoying is that people that have the blessing of having nice bags etc are exploited by those with fakes. They should be afforded the luxury of not having to experience people wondering if their goods are fake. There shouldn't be the culture that people think "is her bag fake". Although it doesn't matter what other people think, bags should be admired not scrutinised.

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    Angry Re: My weekend full of knockoffs!!

    OMG I feel your pain Jess! We went to Nashville this weekend and went to a HUGE mall called Opry Mills. Right in the middle of the mall was a kiosk selling fake Chanel, Coach (not Goach), Louis Vuitton, and they even had Damier Ebony & Azur!! As we walked by I was in shock!! I said out loud, "How do they get away with that?!?". I've never seen such bold fakes in a mall before. Usually it is the "Goach" bags and knock-off looking, inspired bags but never such close FAKES!!

    On the plus side I see several girls carrying Authentic LV Speedies!! Nashville did finally get a LV a couple years ago!
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    Default Re: My weekend full of knockoffs!!

    That's awful. I hate fakes so much. The thing that bothers me the most is the fact that I pay a lot of money for the real thing and then someone buys a fake and there are people who can't even tell the difference. Like rach said, I don't like to think that people ask themselves if my bags are real or not!

    I also hate when people walk around with a knockoff and they think it looks real. Some people are so iggnorant. They think no one can tell the difference!

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