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Jan 18, 2008, 5:16pm   #1
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I just bought my first LV (mono papillion 30). When I showed it to an older family friend, she said "My fake LV's zipper handle looked nicer and way cheaper. Why buy a real one? You should have bought a fake". What would you say to that???
Jan 18, 2008, 5:21pm   #2
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I haven't had anyone tell me that.

If someone was to tell me that, I would probably tell them I only buy the real deal or I don't buy anything at all.
Jan 18, 2008, 5:22pm   #3
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If it were me personally, I would have said, "I hate fake stuff" "plus that fake stuff is made by people who smuggle it over" "also, if you compare the two side by side, there is NO mistaking the FAKE" and then smile sweetly and walk away!!!!
Jan 18, 2008, 5:25pm   #4
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I know someone who'd probably say.. "I'm not the type of person who funds terrorism..."

I'm pretty clueless about fakes funding terrorism so if it were me and the family friend wasn't someone that I could offend, I'd say.."Because I like perfection, it's just more classy"

I don't have an LV as of yet though.. Lol!
Jan 18, 2008, 5:28pm   #5
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Well... someone asked me if mine was fake (because they have no clue what is real/fake) and I said: 'You know me... would I carry something that is fake'. HELLO... the fake ones last about a month and fall apart... NO THANK YOU!! Why waste your money on buying fake when you can save and buy a real one ?
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Jan 18, 2008, 6:22pm   #6
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Part of the reason I love my LV's so much is because I know they are 100% authentic. I don't support the manufacturing and selling of fake bags, because it's not fair to the company and to the people who actually save up for the real ones. I'd rather not carry one at all, than carry a fake one.
Jan 18, 2008, 6:36pm   #7
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I would say: It is not fair for the people who make fakes (working conditions), the designers etc. It is stealing someone else's creation and hardwork. I rather not have the purse if it is fake.
Jan 18, 2008, 6:39pm   #8
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well i get pretty mad when ppl say that to me , i find it insulting and why say theat to me when im clearly so happy. say i say" because fakes are discusting and so are you ! you mean cow!!! i lose all my class when i get mad
Jan 18, 2008, 6:47pm   #9
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I prefer to support companies that pay their workers a living wage.
I wouldn't buy any fake bags.
Jan 18, 2008, 6:52pm   #10
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i iwll tell them that if u cant afford real stuff. do not embarass yrself by buying a fake...
Jan 18, 2008, 6:55pm   #11
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I would rather buy an authentic item than nothing at all. There's no feeling like having a real LV!
Jan 18, 2008, 7:08pm   #12
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someone actually said something on a fake is nicer?? on a funnier note- I bought my mom a large red signature business carryall (Coach) for xmas and my grandma said "is that a fake?" I of course said no and then she said "how do u know" I told her i went to the store to buy it...THEN she said "no one would know. buy fake. especially those LV's"...which are my vice...
Jan 18, 2008, 7:45pm   #13
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Originally Posted by pursecrzy
I prefer to support companies that pay their workers a living wage.
I wouldn't buy any fake bags.

^^ I agree. I like it how LV is made by craftsmen who are provided a livable wage, too. It's reflected in the quality and lasting durability of the brand. Because of this, my husband actually understands why I buy LV and not some cheapy cheapy stuff that is massed produced under terrible working conditions.

That and honestly, I'd feel too much like a "poser" (do young people say that word anymore??) if I wore a fake.
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Jan 18, 2008, 7:45pm   #14
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I usually tell them that if I can't afford the real thing then I rather just carry an ordinary leather purse. I wouldn't be caught dead carrying fakes.
Jan 18, 2008, 7:55pm   #15
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I like to tell people "Nothing about me is fake".
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