On the Eleventh Day of the Holidays a Counterfeiter Gave to Meee…

I’m not going to lie: I love purses. And I fully expect to find one (knock on wood) sitting under the tree tomorrow. And I know I’m not alone. While many other fashionistas may also covet the latest designer brands, it’s important to note that there’s an inherent difference between owning and ‘fauxning.’
I know it’s difficult to overcome the temptations offered by too-good-to-be-true online deals for Louis, Chanels, Kate Spades, etc…, but take a step back and think of exactly what you’re getting. You’re getting something that is poorly made using inauthentic and cheap materials. That doesn’t bother you? How about the fact that these fakes are nicking away at the economy and businesses that pay taxes, abide by laws, and provide jobs? Still not your concern? The money you shell out for fake purses and luxury goods supports criminal organizations engaged in child labor, human trafficking, and even terrorism.
Now do we have your attention?
Do your part to avoid fakes and the unintended consequences that accompany them. Here are some tips fromHarper’s Bazaar to ensure you are getting legitimate products:
  • Question the price
  • Know the dealer
  • It’s all in the details
  • Look for signature marks
  • Check the logo
  • Beware of cross-pollinating
  • Know your vintage goods

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