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Reminding You That Fakes Are Never In Fashion
November 3, 2008, 2:40 pm
Filed under: 2008, Random | Tags: , , , , , ,

Perhaps you or someone you know owns a fake purse or “luxury” item.  Trust me, you’re living in a dream world if you think people actually believe that piece is real.  Unless you are actually affluent (which would defeat the purpose of buying fakes in the first place), having a Louis Vuitton, Gucci (etc) replica on your person only puts you under the scrutiny of the fashion microscope. 

People are going to know you’re wearing a fake, and that is the worst crime one can make in the style industry.  Wearing doppelganger pieces screams out that you don’t respect the designers who create these items, and that you have sub-standard taste.  If you’re attempting to dress out of your budget, there are many ways to achieve that without taking the low road of buying replicas.

Harper’s Bazaar has a fantastic website dedicated to stopping the disease of fakes. Check it out here.

Harper’s Bazaar provides us a list of common sense tips to avoid buying fakes as well.

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4 Comments so far
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I am proud of the fact that neither I nor any of my friends own any fakes.

But replicates or inspired by pieces are exceptions.

Comment by Erin Reiger

“Sub-standard taste” <- What does that even mean? How can your taste be dictated by a non-aesthetic attribute of an object?

And have you ever downloaded a song off the Internet without paying for it? You’re damn right I don’t respect the anonymous designers at giant houses.

Comment by Jared

@Jared that means that if you’re wearing a fake Louis Vuitton, it’s in very poor taste.

Your comparison to illegal downloading is quite laughable. In order for that to be close to my point, said song would have to be recorded as an imitation to the original while still claiming to be original itself.

Comment by Victoria Potter

why pretend to be someone your not? If you cant afford a designer bag, then buy one from aldo and wear it proudly. When you wear a fake, and its almost always unbearlingly obvious, then your saying to the world “I am a liar”

just throwin that out there.

Comment by Erin Reiger

comparing downloaded songs to fake louis vuitton is like comparing bad comparisons to porterhouse steaks and ranch dressing, and non-sequiturs

Comment by jen k.




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