Is it Wrong to Buy Replica Bags?

In the wise words of Shakespeare the question when it comes to buying replica handbags can be phrased as, “to buy or not to buy?” Is it wrong? Are there any ethical dimensions that you should consider you may be violating before you purchase?

I know a lot of people are like if you don’t have the money for the real one then don’t buy it, but here is my issue, which I am guessing many other ladies out there have as well. I have the money for the real handbags, and sure own plenty of them (which reminds me I need to work on that closet  renovation I’ve been waiting forever to do yet have yet to find time to actually do). Anyways I simply prefer to have a collection of both authentic handbags and replica bags if you will … sometimes I really love a bag and just really want a real one and can’t resist so I’ll splurge (like the recent vintage Kelly I found – it was to die for in person at the consignment store so I ended up giving in to my temptation and going authentic, and I feel completely okay about that even though it did cost me a big chunk of change), however after also seeing many replica bags while experimenting shopping for them I realized there really is no difference between the two except for the fact that you can boast about it being authentic … so now I buy mostly fakes.

I think I have spent more than enough money on authentic handbags to have benefitted all my favorite designer brands for a lifetime so in terms of feeling bad for the large companies, I hate to say that I don’t feel bad. As I said I’ve forked over more than my fair share of cash to these companies and I can say that I don’t regret it – I am one of those people that never regret a purchase, I mean life is short after all. Another objection that I often hear about buying anything replica is that it supports child labor, slavery, the drug trade, terrorist groups and basically and other negative organization out there. I’m going to have to say that not only do I not buy into this but unfortunately if you are wary about purchasing goods that contribute negative industries in society then as a shopper or consumer you have to basically stop shopping at all. Whether you are buying real or fake bags, shoes, cutlery, furniture, electronics etc. you have to realize that due to the way the current production system works (where made in China is the norm) you will be harming someone since most things are made in slave labour conditions under the table. Additionally most replica bags are made in factories where authentic products are made, except they do this during the after hours off the clock. Basically I wrote this post to give everyone an idea as to what I personally think about buying fakes, and am curious what you all think as well! Please comment below to give perspective on the issue!

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12 thoughts on “Is it Wrong to Buy Replica Bags?

  1. Anonymous says:

    I agree I don’t think it’s wrong to buy a fake now and then and I certainly can afford the real deal as well.

  2. Mel. says:

    I personally don’t see the logic in spending thousands on 1 bag when you can get 10 fakes for the same price. I’d rather donate my extra money to a charity or something.

  3. Sam says:

    Nothing wrong with buying replicas! What I disagree with most is the authentic designers price increases! Why should I pay more for the same bag which was £400 cheaper a few months ago?! These price increases seem to be happening on a regular basis now. Aren’t these designers rich enough without ripping us poor customers off? Maybe they should stop giving away their bags to rich celebrities who can actually afford their bags lol

  4. Sam says:

    Angie,

    Can you please try and find out what happened to Chic C and Perfect Celine? Their websites and emails have been blocked. I’ve ordered and paid for bags from Chic C but haven’t received my order 😩

    • thepursequeen says:

      Hey Sam! I am not sure what happend to Chic C – I did see in a forum that they were arrested by Chanel but if I hear anything about them I will tell you! I have never personally bought from them but I heard they were great. 🙂

    • CoCoLover! says:

      Perfect Celine is linked to Designer Discreet. Designer Discreet sent a web link with bag photos and the email address on the link was for Perfect Celine. Weird.

  5. Mabel says:

    Hi Angie,

    I emailed you a few days ago about DD but haven’t heard back yet.. hopefully you are real and not just repping DD! Thanks.

  6. Chelsea says:

    Hi! Can you recommend the best place to get a Celine trio? I’ve looked at bagaholicsonlinebags.com 1to1replica and zealy – do any of them look good?
    I’m also looking for a givenchy pandora (mini or medium – but would prefer medium), and a Chloe Marcie in black 🙂

  7. doki says:

    anyone purchase Louis Vuitton Empreinte? how is the quality?which websie is better designer-discreet, pursevalley or bagohollicsonline? thanks

  8. Someone who thinks there are two sides... says:

    I agree that the Lux brands are pricing themselves too high now and there is no way a customer is getting the value in materials and quality any more. It’s become big commercial business now and more about profits/turnover. That doesn’t cause me to feel any loyalty to these brands anymore. The other interesting myth perpetuated by people who are against replica is saying that factories are filled with poor children who make replica in squalid working conditions. I’ve seen heaps of pictures of different rep factories now and that can’t be further from the truth. Often they are smaller business who may focus on making certain brands, staffed by adults who are clearly have to be trained to perform some of the complicated steps in making a purse. I also highly doubt that this industry is supporting terrorism etc, it seems more likely that it supports the average person who is trying to get ahead in the tough economic conditions in China. Some of these are mom and pop style businesses. And personally I’d rather support them than multi billion dollar conglomerates.

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