Why do we love the brands but buy the fakes?
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Originally Posted by
^How could you even compare
to animal rights and harsh working conditions?
(Not to mention the counterfeit industry is guilty of sponsoring criminal activity, involuntary prostitution, child labor. I've seen it with my own eyes.) And do you think workers in the counterfeit factories actually have it well off?
Dismiss it as propaganda all you like, really.
Nowhere in my post did I liken terrorism to animal rights and harsh working conditions. Although, they are all equally as bad. I didn't mention terrorism once; as far as I'm concerned, all of the ills of counterfeit merchandise
propaganda provided by the corporations being ripped off and the fashion industry. The argument of terrorism, doesn't make much sense to me... how are the two inextricably linked? That argument comes up quite a bit in the real v. fake argument and no one has yet to give me an example of direct linkage. Neither did I say or do I think that the workers in said industry "have it well off." It just seems hypocritical to get on some high horse about how and where your exclusive designer handbags are produced when you have no idea how real designer handbags are made, and for that matter, anything else. I'm pretty sure that every company likes to cut corners to save on production costs. Wake up people, nearly everything is made in China and I don't think the luxe designers are discriminiting in which factories and whom works in them and how. (Try reading
How Luxury Lost it's Luster)
CHANEL, the only brand that I
to support now makes all of their bags in factories with little to no aid of workers. How is a factory crafted bag worth more than circa $2600+ dollars? Hermes is also pulling a fast one as they raise their own alligators (thus taking away business from the little man
also, bad for the economy) and then selling those skins to other luxury brands, which means their alligator bags should be cheaper because all the supplies are in-house. It's all about supply and demand. If the luxe-bag market was smart, they would lower prices and then their demand would go up, because people would be able to reason themselves into buying a bag sub-$1000 (However, this will never happen because they rather keep their air of superiority and opulence.) Until then, people will always buy fakes regardless of what only-authentic buyers think and in spite of their perceived "truths" of the industry. Who, especially in this economy, is going to spend their mortgage payments on a handbag when they could spend a fraction for nearly the same thing? To some, it's practicality. Fakes in quality could be likened to that of Guess, Donna Karen, or Nine West bags which have relative longevity; the "poor craftsmanship" of replicas are a slightly exaggerated myth. I don't even know anyone who keeps the same handbags for a lifetime, but that's just me. I once read an article about how people only label a bag faux or real based on who carries it. Therefore, when you see an old, snotty lady with a Birkin, LV, Chanel w/e you assume it's real without second thought. Fakes are becoming more convincing and ruining it for the exclusivity-ninnies/worshippers out there, sorry
Just curious, where and when did you see "it"
with your own eyes
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