It happened over a year ago – I was searching for the perfect bag for a wedding I was attending. I had my eye on a particular Versace bag and when I received it, it was a complete surprise! I was thrilled that I had finally gotten my hands on this perfect bag – or louis vuitton outlet so I thought.
After the wedding I received some whispers that it might not be an authentic bag, however I was determined to prove these rumours wrong and asked a friend to take it to the local Versace shop – except they’d never even seen the bag before! Turns out my beautiful bag was not a genuine Versace.
At first I was horrified that I’d put my trust in the wrong place – and also a little embarrassed. I thought I’d been so careful, and here I was with a branded bag that wasn’t even the real deal. But, just like life has a way of revealing the truth, it turned out that a lot of people had encountered the same fate. It seemed fake Versace replica bags were becoming more and more popular – and very visible in the market!
I started to think about the implications of buying a fake Versace bag – not only were my expectations of quality not met, but I was also funding a shady trade. It seemed a lot of people out there were manufacturing fake versions of premium brands and making a good living out of it.
I started to question the whole idea of buying a fake bag – which seemed to be a growing trend amongst my peers. Was this ethical? Was it really necessary? I became quite passionate about the issue and started to talk to my friends and family to explain the implications of buying a counterfeit bag.
I soon realised that many people bought them as a status symbol or as a quick fix, not considering the possible consequences of their purchase. I was certainly more conscious and aware of how our choices as consumers could have a massive impact on the industry.
Next I wanted to understand how to identify fakes. After spending numerous hours researching I started to understand the difference between a real and a fake bag. Once I was familiar with the difference it became easier for me to spot counterfeits and I could even help others to do the same. It was quite empowering!
I not only felt much more confident, but also aware of the fairness and disadvantages to buying fake items. Now if I ever have the desire to buy a branded item – I make sure I do my research and double check its credentials!