My Life with Fake Bags:
Hey there! Boy, I feel like I can’t go anywhere without seeing someone with a designer bag. Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, Gucci—the list goes on. And, I’m no exception. In the past, I, too, have invested in these stylish, expensive replicas.
My journey with fake replica bags began about two years ago. I had heard that there were replica bags similar to season’s finest popping up in the most unlikely of places, and I had to find out for myself.
I decided to take a little ‘roundabout’ trip to a shop in the local mall. It was definitely a unique experience. Sure, the shop was full of items, but it was all ‘knock-offs’. I felt like a kid in a candy store, with no idea what to choose.
With that said, I will never forget the moment I walked out of the store with my new bag. I felt really and quite invincible.
Admittedly, I didn’t own too many replicas. I probably had no more than two before I decided to limit my purchases. I mean, I wanted to look fashionable and not, sort of, make a mockery of designers and their hard work.
Well, time went on, and my fake bag obsession quickly faded. Maybe it was the guilt of faking it with something so far away from my budget. Over time, I began to understand that there was more to good style than just having designer brands.
Now, I take pride in wearing unique pieces. I just try to find items that have a distinct quality. It is also quite fulfilling to discover clothes from independent designers and vintage stores who promote sustainable fashion practices.
I think it is important to not follow the trends. Instead, mix vintage pieces with current ones and make it your own. That’s the beauty of style. The ability to express one’s feelings through any age of fashion.
In a nutshell, what I’ve learned is that it is not necessarily what you possess, but how you carry yourself. A confident person always looks good no matter what they wear. So, if I’m feeling like wearing something different, I just go for it.
To sum it up, I guess I’ve kind of grown-up a bit since my fake bag days. Since then, I let style and fashion be an extension of how I feel. And, if I don’t feel like following designer trends, that’s okay too.