Friday, February 13, 2009

Fake it.

I'm in the cheap-o frame of mind lately. Don't want to buy anything expensive. But I still like certain things.

I've been craving this bag from Shop:Lush. I know it's a copy of the Chloé Edith. I know. But I can't help it. I don't want to buy the Chloé Edith. It's too expensive. Right now, I'm pretty over expensive bags.

So what to do I do? I know I shouldn't give a flying fart in space about what people think, but I'm just worried about the providence of this bag. I don't want something made in a sweatshop. I don't advocate fakes (in fact, I've had very visceral reactions against people who I know purchased fakes). And it's not the fact that it's fake, it's the question of where it came from and what it pretends to be. This one doesn't have a big fake Chloé tag on it anywhere. So perhaps it is qualified as inspired by Chloé.

Or maybe I'm just giving this damn thing too much thought. I mean, for $49.99, really...

Oh well, I'll continue thinking.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you can't make it fake it. Either that or use the excuse of "I could get run over and die tomorrow" as an reason to use your (or someone who loves you dearly) life savings to buy the real deal and to live to enjoy it for at least 24 hours. I have been extremely unhelpful, I know.

Brook and Lyn said...

way too much thought. I did not even see it as a fake. I think it's simple and cute. What more do you need right?