7 Brilliant Reasons Not to Buy Fake Designer Handbags ...

Alison

Reasons not to buy fake designer handbags include some very sound points that I´ll detail below. It may be tempting to "treat" yourself to a cheap copy of a beautiful bag that's out of your budget, but it's really not worth wasting your money. Here are some good reasons not to buy fake designer handbags.

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1

Poor Quality

One of the top reasons not to buy fake designer handbags is that they are always of very bad quality. It can be argued that designer bags are overpriced, but they are made of quality materials. A fake copy will fall apart within a short period. So wouldn´t it make sense to buy a better quality bag that will last longer?

2

They Look Cheap

Since the lack of quality in fake designer bags is clear, they invariably look very cheap. If you don't mind carrying a bag that looks cheap, then you might as well just buy any bag from a market stall! You can get decent bags in stores that don't cost a fortune, so you´d be better off spending your money on something that isn't obviously a cheap copy.

3

Crime

The sale of fake bags is used to support criminal activities. One of the major destinations for the profits is terrorism. No sensible person wants to be part of that, so be aware of where your money could be going - this is probably the best of all reasons not to buy fake designer handbags.

4

Child Labor

Another of the important reasons not to buy fake designer handbags is the use of child labor in their manufacture. OK, we can´t be sure of where everything we buy comes from, but it's known that children are employed in making fake bags. The conditions they work in will be pretty appalling and they will be exploited financially, so don't be a part of this chain.

5

It's Obvious

You may think that you're being smart and saving money, but frankly, designer fakes are never convincing. As well as the quality issue, anyone who knows about designer bags will be able to tell that yours is a fake. In fact, it will probably be obvious to most people that it doesn´t have the same quality or style of a genuine designer bag.

6

Illegal

Selling and buying fake products is against the law. While you won't be thrown in jail for buying one fake bag, it's silly to do something that you know is illegal. What if you want to sell your bag later on? Even if you don't want to pass it off as the genuine article, eBay and other sites won´t permit you to sell a fake, even if it´s clearly stated to be so.

7

It Has No Value

A genuine designer bag will always hold some of its original value. Some even increase in value, especially if they are limited editions. So knowledgeable people can buy designer bags as an investment. A fake won't be worth anything. So either save up for the real thing, if you like the style, or simply buy a good quality but cheaper bag.

So, since there are so many good reasons not to buy fake designer handbags, don't be tempted when you come across someone selling fakes. I see plenty of tourists buying fake bags, and frankly I´d be surprised if the bag lasts longer than their holiday tan! Would you rather save up and buy the genuine article, or do you think it's ridiculous to spend a month's salary on a designer bag?

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You can, in fact, be thrown in jail for buying a fake designer bag in some European countries (although you'd be more likely to get a hefty fine). I know in Italy, while they try to go after the sellers of such goods, the buyer does not get off scott free if caught!

I always try and save up and buy the bag I really want. I have to admit I've purchased a couple fakes before including wallets to match my real bags. Ive been on both sides of the fence with this i won't lie. It's disheartening sometimes not being able to afford the bag u really want and have your heart set on, I mean seriously not many of us have 3 or 4 grand lying around just for a bag, and if you love purses like me, this bothers you, so that's what prompted me to purchase The gorgeous knick off LV bag I found that was identical to the one i had wanted for years but it was only thirty dollars, thirty beats three grand anyday and the LV bag is actually still hanging up in a dust bag in my closet in very good shape. I get compliments everytime i wear it, Ofcourse id never sell it and I only carry it maybe twice or three times a year. Because i want to take card of it. But i know if it were real id use it more. But I rarely ever do purchase knock offs anymore, But i have been there and I do agree its better to buy quality if you can afford it and you have the means. For many reasons.

It is illegal to manufacture, distribute and sell. Not to buy. This protects the unaware shopper from unfair prosecution.

@Staci knock**

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