I used to covet replica bags until I realized the quality was comprising my satisfaction. I had been under the misguided impression that bagging a cheap knock-off model would make me feel cool and glamorous. I wanted the designer look, the classic silhouette, and the attention of everyone around me. Boy, was I wrong!
My first purchase ever was a Gucci knock-off purse, and boy I was itchin’ to show it off. I put it on, wore it on a night out, but soon my friends started to notice oddities like the slightly off monogram and the course feel of the material. I was embarrassed but still held my purse close in hopes that no one noticed that it was a cheap replica.
After a few weeks the handle started to fray, the zipper became sticky, and the hardware quickly developed an ugly tarnish. It was a huge let down – like a deflated tire, all that enthusiasm for my purchase was quickly waning. Even though my purse looked great from afar, the poor quality wasn’t worth the “bargain price” I paid for it and all for nothing.
I could see the appeal of the fake bags stuff when it comes to wanting to look rich, but it simply doesn’t last. The problem is the level of quality you can expect; it looks nothing like the real McCoy. If I wanted quality and longevity, I was going to have to save up and invest in the real deal.
It was easy to think that the ‘faux pas’ replica industry was the obvious, attractive choice, but when the time came I soon realized it was nowhere near as good as the real thing. After all, it was nothing more than a cheap copy, which was good for a night’s fun, but not for a lifetime. Having realized this, I started doing research on quality designer fake bags, and I set my heart on saving up to own one!
At first, I was intimidated by the hefty price tags of these bags, but after several months of saving, I was finally able to make the purchase. The moment I laid eyes on my new bag, an indescribable feeling of accomplishment overtook me. It was the perfect match for my wardrobe and certainly added a splash of sophistication to my look.
As I reached for my wallet to buy it, I felt like a million bucks. For the first time in a long time, I wasn’t second-guessing my purchase as I had felt with the replica. It was vastly different from the replica bags—the luxurious leather was life-changing and I was satisfied right away.
The value and quality of the designer bag was unmatched, and I knew that it would last me a long time, if not a lifetime. I was thrilled with the whole experience of shopping for a designer bag, and I no longer felt the need to buy a knock-off ever again. I felt so good about this investment that I started researching more designer items and splurging here and there to feel a bit extra glam.
From that day forward, the idea of coveting replica bags was a thing of the past for me. Now, the only way I was going to be content with my purchase was by investing in quality, designer pieces. Sure, it may cost more upfront but I now know that nothing can compare to the quality and uniqueness of designer and genuine items.