Why do we love the brands but buy the fakes?
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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: ...mon pays et Paris...
^^ I used to feel strongly opposed.. now I feel pretty much neutral. I don't judge the people who go for them anymore.
I don't own any copies but I am fascinated by the different perceptions & issues:
Who is more likely to buy fakes or real? & How some people are seen as automatically above using fakes because of status/wealth?
Quantity vs. quality (having a closet full of fakes versus a few authentics)...
"Truth" issues in general (not just about the ladies carrying copies and passing them as real, but also "truth" from the original companies..How much are these items really worth if they can be copied so closely and sold for much less?)
I'm also interested in how the copies can sort of suck the juice/magic/glamour out of the original's image.
The entire thing reminds me of _The Sneetches_ story by Dr. Seuss.
animated musical version of
credit: youtube.com user NamEniKin
Be a mere assistant to your unconscious. Do only half the work. The rest will do itself.~Jean Cocteau
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