Ah, the subject of replica bags. I’m sure all of us have a story related to one. A lot of the time, these tales can be funny, heartbreaking, or exciting. Personally, I’m the proud owner of a few of these replicas.
For the uninitiated, let me explain what a replica bag is: it’s a copy of an original designer bag. They are designed in such a way that they look nearly identical to the original bag, but are made from cheaper materials and cost less money. I’ve been told the construction of some of the replicas can be closer in quality to the original than others, but I haven’t personally experienced that.
Though I’m not a fan of the price tags on quality bags, I believe there’s something to be said for the convenience of having a knock-off I can tote around without the same fear and responsibility of having an expensive purse. I made the mistake of taking my expensive Michael Kors to the beach once and as it turns out, salt water isn’t the best for leather. Long story short, I had to buy a new one. After that, I started shopping for replica bags quality replicas – and thank goodness that I did!
My favorite replica bag is a Coach F87409. It’s less than half the price of the original, and looks nearly identical. It’s such a relief knowing that I can use this bag in public and not have to worry about it being snatched. But, I’m still cautious. I always double check to make sure that it is securely snapped before I venture out.
For me, the biggest draw of replica bags is versatility. With replicas, I can pick up a bag for every outfit and occasion. It may not be the real deal, but the comfort and peace of mind I get from owning a copycat version is priceless. On days when I’m not sure what my outfit should be, I can easily pair it with a nice replica bag and add the perfect touch to any ensemble.
Though replicas may be frowned upon in some circles, I don’t think anyone can argue against the fact that they can be a lifesaver. I’ve been in situations where I needed a nice bag, but was on a strict budget. If it weren’t for replicas, I’d be lost. As someone who values a good bargain, replica bags are definitely a win for me.