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    Default Would you call your mom out???

    So I have a disturbing story to tell....

    My mom has never really been into Louis Vuitton...She's always liked the brand but has never purchased a bag for herself...She likes the all leather look of purses, and does have some nice ones too...

    Well, it all started when she asked to borrow my Beaubourg to take with her to her trip to Philippines...I tried to say No in a nice way and joked around about it...but she kept on bugging me and said " I am going to take that with me!" and so after the second day of her saying that I told her that she couldn't take it with her....She got mad, but finally let it go...

    Three days ago she tells me that she ordered a LV Galliera and I was so excited! I screamed when she told me and she said she's only going to buy one of them and she's going to be done with it...Then she said that she ordered it online from the LV website and it will be here next week...When she told me that she ordered the Galliera i told her that it was my dream to have a Mahina L...I emailed her a picture of it but in Gris and she responded with.."I bought that purse tonight online and in the same color, I'll sell it to you if you want...hahahaha"...She is not that type of person who would spend that kind of money on a purse...

    BUt after she told me that she bought the Mahina & Galliera I knew she bought a knock off...The Mahina L in Gris isn't even available on the website right now....

    So, should I tell her she bought a fake when it comes in????
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    Default Re: Would you call your mom out???

    Do you yhink she knew it was a fake? I am not sure what I would do in that situation. When she get's them you could maybe politely say, I am pretty sure these are not real and it is just like throwing $ down the drain because the quality is so poor. I would try to convince her to even buy a used one with your help on ebay or something so she gets the real deal for a better price. Do you know what she paid? Or, you could always refer to TBF...we will set her straight!!LOL

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    Default Re: Would you call your mom out???

    Well like you said, she's not really experienced in the LV department, so maybe she doesn't know she bought a fake.

    My experience with people who purposely buy fakes is that they just don't care that it's not real. So even if you said something like "mom, how could you purchase a fake?!", she'll pobably just say "i wouldn't spend XXX amount of money on a real one when i can pay XXX for a fake one"

    I would try to educate her on the brand, on the reason you spend the money on them, and the reason fakes are bad. Maybe you can throw the bags away and tell her you don't know what happened to them! Haha
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    Default Re: Would you call your mom out???

    I don't know how those websites work but maybe theirs a return policy. IDK, but yes educate your mom without putting her on the spot or making her feel bad. Maybe you can lend her one of your authentic bags for a while...

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    Default Re: Would you call your mom out???

    Wow! that is a tricky situation.

    Maybe you could start the conversation by saying, i hope you did not pay too much for those fakes.
    If she then states that they are real, you could help her return it at the online store for a refund. If she does not refute it, it would confirm that she knowingly bought the fakes. In which case, you could try explaining to her why it is not a good idea.

    No matter what you decide, a handbag real or fake, is not worth destroying your relationship with your mom.
    Good luck!!!
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    Default Re: Would you call your mom out???

    Thanks for the advice everyone...

    Maybe I'll take her with me to the LV boutique in August...
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    Default Re: Would you call your mom out???

    I wouldn't because it is disrespectful. I did take my mother's handbag away once because it was ugly and I gave her one I knew she'd love. I agree about maybe letting her borrow one of yours for a little while.
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    Default Re: Would you call your mom out???

    Quote Originally Posted by cruznit1436 View Post
    Thanks for the advice everyone...

    Maybe I'll take her with me to the LV boutique in August...
    I think that sounds like a good and fun idea.

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    Default Re: Would you call your mom out???

    Her purses should be arriving this week...I'll let you know how it goes....I really hope that they're authentic...
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    Default Re: Would you call your mom out???

    Did she say how much she paid for them?
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    Default Re: Would you call your mom out???

    I guess your mom probably just want to let you know that she can have her own bags if you are not gonna borrow it to her.
    If you really dont want to borrow your bag to your mom, may be getting one for her is the best solution
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    Default Re: Would you call your mom out???

    I don't like the way she did that... But yes I would tell my mom she had a fake, I would sit her down quietly, I know the truth hurts but sometimes it needs to be heard. If you don't feel comfortable telling her, the Lv store is a great idea.
    good luck.
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    Default Re: Would you call your mom out???

    Any updates, OP?

    I would definitely tell my mom if she thought she got a real one, but it was actually fake.

    If she knowingly bought a fake, I would try explaining to her why fakes aren't great, and all their implications. I wouldn't make a big deal out of it though - if she doesn't want to hear about it, I'd back off. Not worth having a fight with your mom about.
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