“Just because everyone CAN publish a book these days, doesn’t mean everyone SHOULD. The world doesn’t need 1000 knock-offs of 50 Shades of Grey. I’m not so sure the world even needed ONE 50 Shades of Grey.”
― Oliver Gaspirtz
Ever heard about designer knockoffs? Google is the superlative manuscript to answer this question. Knock offs are the Xerox copy of the original designer product albeit at a fraction of original cost.
Designer clothing and goods because of their design sophistication are in demand. A person goes senseless for the runway collection and desires to buy it the next day itself. At times when the budget doesn’t allow, the temptation to by substitutes comes into play.
One thing is apparent, buying a designer article from anyone other than the original manufacturer most probably means we are spending our beloved money on a fake product. Knock offs are being sold literally everywhere on the streets, shopping malls, in stores and even on the web.
One has to be very cautious before spending their hard-earned money on items that have been defectively prepared. Bogus items with brand logos are hitting the market in numbers. People get prompted to buy them just because of the logo and not because of the quality they want to buy.
Before attempting to buy a knock off, two questions need to be asked
- If the price is originally high, why is the seller selling it at a cheaper rate?,
- How is he able to do so?
The common sense in people seems to go for a ride while shopping. Remember the old adage, “If it is too good to be true, then it probably isn’t.” This cannot be truer than people looking at super deals on authentic designer duds. As a buyer, we are ready to spend in dollars without thinking twice on what we are spending.
Regardless of where we choose to buy our designer good we need to make sure the seller is reputable. If we are buying an item online, digging and stalking the website is crucial, feedbacks from previous buyers can help us formulate our opinion on the seller. No matter how great we are at sniffing out a deal, there is no way that the bag we are buying for fifty dollars is a genuine Hermes Birkin bag.
While buying check the fabric’s quality, is it rough, evenly dyed or woven and then decide whether a product is fake or original. Furthermore, take a close look at the craftsmanship, if its poorly stitched. Check the seams, buttons, zippers, and anything that can give away an item as a fake. With bag and shoes the lining can tell more about the quality than anything else, so be sure to take a peek inside.
SO, WHILE YOU SHOP BE CAUTIOUS AND DONT GET KNOCKED OFF!