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Overcoming My Obsession with Fake Bags

My obsession with fake bags started when I was a young teen.​ I was so in awe of all the tasteful designer replica bags I saw on TV shows and in magazines, but I just couldn’t afford any of them.​ So I started wandering through the back alleys of Bangkok, and that’s when I first saw a fake designer bag.​ It looked exactly like the real one I had been dreaming of, but the price tag was just laughable.​ I was hooked from that moment on.​

I started my own little collection of fake bags that I kept hidden away in my closet.​ I felt like I was a ten-year-old kid playing dress-up, and I couldn’t get enough! I could even add to my collection with the money I made from babysitting, which made it even more exciting.​

At first, it was just a bit of innocent fun.​ But pretty soon, the fake bags started to become more than a hobby, it was an obsession.​ I had more fake bags than I knew what to do with, and I was constantly looking for more, even if my collection was already bursting at the seams.​ I felt like a madwoman, scouring the alleyways of Bangkok for any new bags I could get my hands on.​

But then, something changed.​ I started thinking about the implications of buying fake designer bags, not just on myself but on the industry as well.​ I started to feel guilty about my collection, and I couldn’t help but feel like I was part of an illegal industry that was taking money away from all the hardworking artisans out there.​

So I started thinking of ways to free myself from my obsession.​ I started donating my fake bags to charity and visiting local designers to learn more about their craft.​ I made it my mission to educate myself and others on luxury brands and their unique stories.​ I even found myself looking only for real designer replica bags the next time I visited Thailand.​

I was determined to step away from the fake bag industry and make a positive contribution to it.​ I started researching sustainable fashion and the impact it has on the environment.​ I stopped seeing the fake bags as a solution to my fashion needs and started to think of them as a problem, not just for the industry, but for me as well.​

Free photo knitted bag on bench still lifeNow, I try to be mindful of the replica bags I buy, by reading up on the companies and their values.​ I still appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of luxury items, but I’m more conscientious about it.​ I’m not buying fake bags anymore and it feels really good to finally be in control.​


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