July 15, 2011

Fakes are Never in Fashion

When I first came across the fakes are never in fashion website on Harper Bazaar's home page, the first thing that popped into my head was 'It's a center to help kids read good' from Zoolander.

I'd never really considered what had gone into this 'fake trade'. I just figured they made the bags like any other purses, and threw on a Chanel label.. and its not only bags, its shoes, wallets, watches, sunglasses, and even perfume. How the heck do they copy perfume?!

Even more disturbing is a report where they found fabulous ingredients like URINE, BACTERIA, and ANTIFREEZE in these counterfeit fragrances. And no, that was not the R.Kelly one.

I'm just assuming there are no good people behind counterfeit luxury items, but this campaign is a great way to learn what's behind said scumbags who sell these ripoffs.

And I'm no angel. When I went off to college, I was the queen of fake purses. I wanted so bad to have a Gucci and Dior of my own (thanks to Carrie Bradshaw), I searched eBay and local shops to scoop up my little trendy totes.

Finally working after college, it was so much fun be able to afford the real thing. Well- not afford it, but skip a few 20 nights out to help save up for one.. some of those nights consisted of babysitting and having to sit through High School Musical.. And then when I actually got a real 'big girl job' and sites like Rue La La entered my life.. it turned into a tiny obsession. Half of my big fancy bags are packed away in big fancy bag holders never to see the light of day. You know its ridiculous when you don't want to bring a bag out because you are afraid it will get dirty- WHAT IS THE POINT OF OWNING IT?

Anyhoo, check out the site and think twice about buying that questionable deal online.. I don't care how red the bottom of the heels are.

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