I don’t like when there are knock-offs that are trying to replicate a look exactly. For example, I own a pair of litas. I own a pair of Steve Madden Craizies, which are definitely inspired by litas, but they have a more pointed toe, are shorter, and skinner. They took inspiration from the litas, and I like that. I like these situations in clothing too. It’s cool to see something with it’s own twist or variation that makes it it’s own. It’s when a brand tries to make an EXACT copy and fails to deliver in quality that kinda bugs. Soooo “inspired by” looks are great… Knock offs? Not so much…posted over 2 years ago
It depends. If its a straight up knock off, then fuck no. If its taken inspiration from something but isnt completely the same, then yes.posted about 2 years ago
i don’t shop at those places..and i am generally against wearing things which are knock-offs..even if i did shop from a place which had nearly identical knock-offs i would stay away from that and get something else from there maybe.posted over 1 year ago
sure….. it wouldn’t hurt…. i mean for you people will think its real, and for you it be cheap! so its a win-win for everybody!posted over 1 year ago
I agree that it is quite rude for stores to rip-off designers original creations. However, I buy what fits in my budget. If it’s cute, buy it (at a reasonable price). I would wear knock-offs.posted about 1 year ago
I don’t mind wearing knock offs, like the “inspired” looks because most of the originals are impossible for the average person to get. But I do mind road side knock offs, I don’t wear them usually cause it’s made by child labor or it’s a VERY bad knock off, misspelling of brands or words, things like that.posted about 1 year ago
I know this is an older topic, and the two main sides have been covered, so I thought I’d post about why I have purchased designer items.
Recently, I was fortunate enough to buy the Spring/Summer ‘13 Alexander McQueen Clutch ( http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/alexander-mcqueen-studded-skull-padlock-clutch-item-10379983.aspx Note: I paid about 920 for mine, from the designer’s website) I first saw it in Miami, and loved it, but emptying out my entire savings account for a 1400 dollar bag wasn’t something I was willing to do. But I still loved it, and spent two months talking about, and working my ass off at my summer job. Eventually, it went on sale, and I finally took the plunge. I bought it. I won’t lie, it freaked me out. Prior to that, the most expensive thing I’d bought was a pair of Prada sunglasses for 180. Spending almost $1000 isn’t something to take lightly, but that’s what I’ve come to like about buying designer.
Every time I went to buy something, from a pair of shoes at Target to a drink out with my girls, I’d often stop and say to myself, “You know, I’d rather put some money toward that purse.” I had to be really, really sure that I really, really wanted this bag. And I am. I take obsessively good care of it. In fact, I take ridiculously good care of all my stuff. I own two hair clips, because I don’t need more than that. I have three colors of Dior nail polish because I only ever wear classic red or a very pretty purple my sister bought for me. I can look at any item I’ve bought in the last two years and say, “Yeah, I still love that. I wore it recently.” How many people can honestly say they don’t regret buying something in the last two years?
Now not everyone can or should be like me. For one thing, I’m 22 and have parents that sill pay for things like my cell phone bill and car insurance since I’m still in college. I’m very fortune to have very few bills and a part time jobs that lets me save some cash extra here and there. And two, I’m in my 20s, so I’m getting to know where I want to go in life and what my style will be like ten years from now. That’s not true of everyone, especially those still in high school. But as you get older, and you start to know your style, don’t rule out designer items.posted about 1 year ago