Everyday when I log in to my facebook account and read on the news feed and such, I’ll definitely see friends’ names being tagged on LV(s), Burberry(s), Gucci(s) that’s selling for…
Upon seeing that, I’ll end up with a deep sigh thinking why are these people selling and buying fakes?
Selling replicas is illegal, maybe buying is not.. but, that’s still not a good reason to get them isn’t it? I don’t judge people who buy fakes because I have tons of colleagues and friends who’s happily carrying their fakes to work. Once I was browsing Burberry’s site and all the girls squeezed with me looking at those yummy bags but once they saw the price, they said this..
“Ai… so expensive! Nevermind lah, just buy the replica”
Sure those bags are overpriced… but, buying fakes is like you’re indirectly stealing money from those talented designers who did the hard work. And I’m pretty sure the quality is definitely worth every dime you pay for it. Do you want
1) A fake bag that costs you $80 but can only last you 8 months, or
2) An authentic one, expensive but lasting you for years and years?
A friend once asked me whether or not I’ll buy a fake and I said no. I’ll rather get cheaper bags like Vincci or Charles & Keith, even bags with no brand than buying a replica. Well, it’s true.. till now the most expensive bag I own is probably the Coach Madison Sabrina which I got for my birthday last year, and a Burberry wallet.. birthday gift from last last year… both from Bobby, by the way. I’m not rich and am too karit to splurge on bag, for the moment. But I’m not ashamed of my Charles & Keith though~
Fakes are everywhere! What if, that you’re using a real one and people come question if it’s a fake? Oh well, of course I’ll feel a little insulted (if it ever happens) but, I know clearly that how much I’ve save for that bag and I’ll still feel confident carrying it around. The joy, I guess it’s indescribable. Just like men vrooming their dream cars after all the years of saving. Pride, I’ll say.
I can’t really say the same for pirated DVDs though… because I’m guilty, I buy pirated DVDs if the cinema is not showing the movie I want to watch.
Anyway, real or fake, you suka hati lah…