Thanks for reminding me about the chicken !LOL Limitededition, thank you.
Sorry I didn't reply to your 'blast' thread (I was off-line last night) but please keep pop in and light up between my work hours. Don't forget to put a chicken in the oven tonight!
From a teacher in a girls' grammar school....you were right. They are your bags and very expensive , therefore out of bounds ...accidents happen and theft even in the best schools. This is the have it now generation I'm afraid. She can perhaps save up then go to one of the factory shops or a reputable dealer on ebay. I wondered about the Gap bags on there. With regards to fakes ... you could do a psychological trip on the horrors of fakes.. simply becuause they are bad taste e'g fake tan. I blame Mulberry's focus on the youth market. She is already at the school of her choice adn so is very lucky. perhaps let her see how we work and save up for these bags. Moreover i do feel they are slghtly too big and mature forunder 20s at least. She is i suspect under pressure from spoilt girls 'plastics ' as they call themselves and neither she nor you can win that game because it will be designer everything.I would really & truly appreciate your opinion, ladies! How did/do/will you deal with a teenager-to-be for bag problems??
DD 12yrs old, Boarding at girls school by her own choice. Living with 12-18yrs old girls, she is more aware of fashion inevitably. DD has some Abercrombie cloths, Uggs, brand bags etc. but not many.
Recent repeated conversation going round;
**so and so has five Juicy bags, why cant I have more? - You have to wait for your Bday/Xmas or spend your own pocket money. But they are very expensive. Exactly! Then why Mummy has so many bags? Well, Im an adult, using my own money. (sulk)
**so and sos mummy buys Fake bags for her. Why cant I have Fakes? - Its illegal and Mummy is absolutely against it, you are not allowed to buy fakes with your pocket money either. (sulk)
**so and so is borrowing her mums designer bags all the time. Why cant I take some of your bags to school? I dont want them to be left in your dorm and you are too young anyway. Just enjoy some non-brand ordinary bags. (sulk)
And just 2hours ago, DD sent me a photo via mobile of her new cheap & cheerful bag guess what, it is a copy of Mulberry Knightsbridge (no brass marks). Though I may not know every single designer bag, I feel strongly about LV & Mulberry. I used to have Roxy so DD knows its not Roxy copy, thought its unique with lovely heart shaped details. I havent replied yet, just quietly fuming.
Now the question Im feeling I have said enough NO to her, but;
1. Should I explain it is still a copy but let her keep it - or just keep quiet or order her to bin it? (DH sent me e-mail saying its my DNAs fault)
2. Did I go wrong on any of the conversation above?
3. And ultimately, how old is old enough to borrow/be given my bags if ever (apart from the special occasion) 16? 18?
Many thanks for listening my long grumble back to work for now.
Yes I totally agree Chloe-babe, thank you, and hopefully DD has learnt this.Bottom line, if she has paid for this bag herself and it is a fake (not a "similar" style from a store), its not going to last too long and she will rue buying it and wasting her money! Sometimes this is enough to stop them from making the same mistake again!