In this day and age everyone is walking around with top designer handbags. Popular handbags such as the Louis Vuitton Monogram Speedy are seen everywhere everyday. The catch is however only about 1 in 100 are actually authentic Louis Vuitton bags. Every other one is just a cheap knock-off. A beautiful handbag from afar, but as you get closer all you see is uneven stitching, non-matching logos, and overall, just a cheap, hideous bag. I watch people and I want to know if they even realize what their handbag is? If they know that their purse is trying to be a designer handbag? Or did they just find it at a cheap stand and think it was cute and a good deal?
I also sometimes wonder if it’s too late to come to an end, if the black market has stained our society permanently with billions of crappy knock-off handbags. If everyday for the rest of my life I am forced to look at fake designer handbags that insult the name it’s claiming to be. I just wish the madness would come to an end.
Remembering back when the designer knock-off craze first started to gain popularity. Even I dabbled in it for a while… Well I guess I did more then dabble. I had replica everything: Fake Uggs, Chanel, Juicy, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Dior, Tiffany, Gucci, and even fake Abercrombie and Fitch! I sure did get caught up in that craze! I remember looking in my closet and being fully disgusted with myself! I could barely sleep that night! I had little to be proud of in my closet, not one thing I was dying to wear. I had a pile of crap! I remember the day I bought my first pair of real Gucci sunglasses, that day I vowed never to buy another fake item in my life. How could I after owning the most beautiful sunglasses I’d ever worn? It’s like going from rags to riches, then back to rags again. I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t bare myself. I cleaned out my closet, threw out all those insults to society, and made room for the beautiful stuff that would take its place. Now that my closet only holds hang-your-head-up-high handbags, jewelry, clothing and accessories I can sleep soundly at night, knowing I’ll have something eye catching to wear tomorrow.
I want everyone else to realize that those knock-off designer handbags just don’t look good! I checked myself into knock-off rehab, and came out clean, and you can do the same. What can we do as a society to stop the flow of hideous handbags? Well we can boycott the fake handbag industry to start of course, which would hopefully slow down or completely stop the businesses making them. But I’m sure some of you out there think that designer handbags are too expensive and not worth the money. There are many other options! Like buying last season designer handbags, watching for sales, browsing designer outlets and the internet, there are many designer websites with handbags for a fraction of what the store would cost. And those are only a few options! You don’t deserve to wear the name if your willing to wear the knock-off version instead. If you want something that bad you will find a way!