I’m sure many of us have seen replicas before. Most often, they come in the form of bags. I’m talking about a knockoff designer bag with a counterfeit label. Initially I was fascinated with these fake bags; I mean what’s not to love? The price was great and they look almost identical to the original designer bag. Some might not see it as a big deal, but for me it seemed like a great way to have a designer bag without the huge cost.
Unfortuntely, these fake bags don’t last. This was an expensive lesson for me because I had bought one of these bags thinking I was getting a great deal. But what looked like a great replica turned out to be a major disappointment. Little details like the stitching quality, the signs of wear or the color fading revealed that it was a cheap knock off.
Since then, I’ve learned to be more careful when I’m buying a designer bag. I always make sure that it comes from the actual designer store, never from a back alley merchant. I even do some research online to see what the original bag looks like, so that I’m not fooled by imitation.
Another way to tell if it’s an authentic bag is to check the details – the texture of the material, the type of locking system and the physical features. This usually means that it will cost more than the knockoffs, but at least I can be sure that it’s the real deal!
There have been a few occasions when I wanted to treat myself to a designer bag but couldn’t afford it. But then, I can always buy a good quality, replicas as long as I take the necessary precautions beforehand. After all, it’s better than investing in a fake and end up disappointed.
I also know a thing or two about spotting fake bags. There are a ton of different fakes out there – most often because of its small size and poor craftsmanship. It’s usually easy to spot the difference between a genuine and a fake, so it pays to be vigilant.
One way I look out for the difference is by examining the details of the bag itself. Is it well stitched? Does the zipper function properly? Is the colour true to the real thing? Those pieces of information will help me determined whether it’s a real bag or a replica!
I always remind myself to think twice before investing in bag replicas. The price might seem tempting, but the bag won’t last very long. Instead of wasting money on a cheap bag, it would be better to save up for an original one. That way, I get what I pay for – a quality-made bag that I can use for years to come.