Sunday, December 29, 2013

Because really, who can tell the difference these days?

Before, it was less complicated and more clear. It's either designer or a fake. These days however, variation of the fake goods blossomed- there is reject, triple A, double A, knock-off, last season, replica, counterfeiting... and so on. Not only that, copycats these days are getting better at replicating designer products so much so that differentiating one from the other take a lot of expertise. 

I've heard of a story way back wherein a number of clients were scammed by a designer buyer, making these poor people pay thousands only to find out that the goods they purchased were actually fake. Our family before purchased some designer goods from a buyer but always made sure to check the serial number on designer brands' websites.

If you are one who saved up your hard-earned money so you could reward yourself by purchasing your first LV speedy or have waited long for that Chanel, and if you are not one to deliberately purchase a fake, then this is a guide for you on how to know what's real and what's not!

An infographic by the team at Farfetch and London Is The Reason

However, if you are not ready for a genuine designer purchase, do not be pressured in to buying. Yes, it will say a lot about your taste but will not -and will never- define who you are. Otherwise, you will only be deep in debt before you know it. Do not also be swayed in to purchasing hoax goods instead, as doing so would neither do good for the fashion economy nor for yourself. 

Yes, these brands are million-dollar empires, however, these brands source out only fine materials from organic entrepreneurs and these brands also hire the best designers, craftsmen and workers who also have families to feed. These brands provide quality that'll allow the good to last long and be passed on to many generations. 

Be a wise shopper and have a splendid shopping time! 
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