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Opinions on "Replica" handbags

Opinions on "Replica" handbags

Postby champagneblonde » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:57 am

What do you guys think about designer inspired/ fake/ replica purses?
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Re: Opinions on "Replica" handbags

Postby cece_observer » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:25 am

Fine as long as you don't try and pass them off as real ;)
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Re: Opinions on "Replica" handbags

Postby Pastel Rage » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:54 am

I think there's a line that can very easily be crossed. Obviously the real fakes are not okay in any way, but I think there's a line for inspiration as well.

The ones that are inspired but not 100% similar don't bother me, really, but once they get too close to the real deal, I find it super tacky. Both when it comes to the people carrying them (although to be fair, some people may not even know) and the companies that make them.

Lately I've been seeing a ton of girls carrying bags that are extremely similar to the Stella McCartney Falabella bag but made from obviously cheaper materials. It always kinda bothers me.
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Re: Opinions on "Replica" handbags

Postby Coffee » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:01 pm

I may sound like a spoiled brat when I say this, but I really dislike fake bags. All the designer bags that I own are authentic and I would never buy a fake bag, even if it means paying less

I'd rather see someone with a designer inspired bag than a replica, but as Pastel Rage said, some designers tend to make their bags so similar to the expensive ones to the point that it's ridiculous!
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Re: Opinions on "Replica" handbags

Postby eevee » Mon May 23, 2016 11:20 am

I agree with the above posters. Replicas of Pradas and Givenchy's bother me, I agree that it's tacky. If you can afford a $200 fake why not buy a $200 real MK? Another thing...MK and CK and other cheaper yet still upscale designers seem to be copying some of the more expensive brands and THAT really bothers me as well. For example:

Prada Saffiano Double Zip: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Prada-Saffi ... hgodj-cKeg

MK Saffiano Satchel: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/MICHAEL-Mic ... hgodL4ALig

Don't they look really similar? Bothers me :x
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Re: Opinions on "Replica" handbags

Postby mangotemptation99 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:20 am

I really can't stand replicas at all.
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Re: Opinions on "Replica" handbags

Postby vanessav » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:54 am

I think the whole thing has worse implications than it looks. It's not just ripping off someone's hard work, it's also putting money into criminals' hands. I have read somewhere that the people behind replicas are the same ones that are involved into human trafficking etc. :x
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Re: Opinions on "Replica" handbags

Postby angelaj » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:21 am

Replica is much cheaper than the original one but if you want quality always go for the original branded handbags.
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Re: Opinions on "Replica" handbags

Postby Nance » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:23 pm

I have one fake bag, the Sailor Moon Artemis purse, originally design by Samantha Vega:

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I buy it 25$ on Amazon and I wear it like 3 times this summer, the buckle of the strap is broken, so I can't put heavy stuffs in it (just a wallet and lipstick) or the strap fall, I will ask a cobbler to sew it next spring, but the bag is not super practical.

I have 2 others leather bags (around 150-350$), one large, one small, that I use all the time (mostly the small one) and they are as good as brand new, don't plan of buying another bag.

I think I wanted the Sailor Moon bag for nostalgia, I didn't care if it was a cheap knockoff.
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Re: Opinions on "Replica" handbags

Postby Nance » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:44 pm

Teddy Blake also copy every good design: Hermes Birkin, Hermes Kelly, Hermes Tote, Chanel Flap, Prada Antigona...

They send a lot of PR to youtubers, some disclose this is copy, while some say that they didn't know (Thrifty Beauty...) which I'm pretty doubtful. I don't mind they got a free bag and want to give a positive reviews, but at least do some research and don't be an hypocrite. The main problem I have with Teddy Blake is that apparently they give their best bags to influencers and care less about those who paid for the bag. People can return it, but it can be difficult and apparently, they don't even have a phone number for customer service.
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