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Snap Judgment: Designer or Knock-Off?

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biarose biarose 7 years
I hate knockoffs, but I wouldn't really buy designer either!
rubiesymusica rubiesymusica 9 years
isn't everything now considered a knockoff/replica/tribute? the whole "i got the idea for this item from..."
zc zc 9 years
it depneds on what, but i cant afford the real thing oftenb so hello copy cat!
dawicca dawicca 9 years
that depends..
torngyrl torngyrl 9 years
I chose items that are not using children as a labor source.
lala788 lala788 9 years
i would prefer designer but my wallet has the final word and he choose Knock off.
Pepper Pepper 9 years
Definitely Designer.
Mintie Mintie 9 years
Totally agree with Kaciegrrl... however, the "knockoff" dress shown looks HORRIBLE! [I was never particularly fond of the original either tho] Anyway, back to the subject... I don't mind a "knockoff" of sorts, or something inspired by a designer original... but I won't go too low on quality. You end up suffering in the end, either by looking cheap, or being painful [shoes] etc. I'm all for a good bargain... but not if it looks cheap.
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 9 years
Not a fan of blatant knock-offs, like faux LV bags from Chinatown, but I don't mind buying clothes that are similar to those on the runway, i.e. inspired by the runway looks.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
As much as I want the designer version, I can't always afford it, it's not like I have an extra $2,000 laying around. So I try to find the best quality knock-off.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
I'll buy knock off as long as it doesn't look knock off then I'd pair it with some major designer things...
Hellena25 Hellena25 9 years
...echo that, BeautyEditor. The "designer" things that I splurge on tend to be stuff I use a lot (like jeans...I live in jeans) because knock offs tend to fall apart with my frequency-of-use (abuse?). Purses and shoes are like that for me too. Dresses, tops, jewelry, sunglasses and stuff are cheapies for me. I don't know if they're "Knock-offs" though, because they don't try to look like designer stuff (or at least I can't tell if they do)
Hellena25 Hellena25 9 years
...echo that, BeautyEditor. The "designer" things that I splurge on tend to be stuff I use a lot (like jeans...I live in jeans) because knock offs tend to fall apart with my frequency-of-use (abuse?). Purses and shoes are like that for me too. Dresses, tops, and accessories are cheapies for me. I don't know if they're "Knock-offs" though, because they don't look like designer stuff (or at least I can't tell if they do)
Cherryluv Cherryluv 9 years
I'd rather buy the designer brand than buying knock-off's. *even if they are SO expensive!!* Even though they can look dead on real, I feel cheap about wearing or walking around with one on... for me at least.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Have no choice but to go knock-off due to financial constraints :(
caitlinannmary caitlinannmary 9 years
i agree with you seafoam. i don't care for certain knockoff purses - coach, gucci, and fendi for example. They are usually really off on the signature detailing and if you are going to spend any money, why not buy a purse that looks like a balenciaga or something, not a Goach purse. Check out Ebay for vintage purses, or previously used designer purses - i find the best purses on ebay in great condition!
SeaFoamGreen215 SeaFoamGreen215 9 years
I'm definitely with beauty editor! buy inexpensive brands for plain pieces, and spend money on whats really worth it.
zombieroselee zombieroselee 9 years
I'd rather spend money on something I love that will last. Buying imitations of a certain designer's collection is disrespectful to the work they've done to get themselves to that status of being an icon, but I see nothing wrong with buying cheap, trendy designer-inspired pieces. Why spend a bunch of money on something that you'll wear for one season?
xo_verity xo_verity 9 years
I'm with rubialala on this one! Most of the time I cannot afford designer but I'd never buy a knockoff.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
I wouldn't buy knock offs but I don't buy designer everything cuz I can't afford it! But I buy designer when I can.
girliceclimber girliceclimber 9 years
I used to wear knock-offs until I got one or two of the real thing and the difference between real and fake became painfully obvious. Being a poor student means that I spend about the same as before on fewer pieces (it's all about the sample sales, baby!).
AngelGrl135 AngelGrl135 9 years
i agree w/ BeautyEditor! buy inexpensive clothes and really nice bags and shoes!! i do tend to splurge on jeans too tho
Rosa2007 Rosa2007 9 years
I don't mind. As to me it doesn't make a difference.
Elle-Tea Elle-Tea 9 years
For me it depends- for classics, I'll splurge but for trends, I go cheap since I know I'll get tired of it soon.
TheMissus TheMissus 9 years
I absolutely hate knock offs. Won't buy them.. Won't even look at them. I spend about 20% of my income each year on clothes. (After taxes.) I stay within my budget, but buy original things. If If that means all I buy for a season is one Chloe bag, then that's all I get. But I won't buy knock offs. It's disrepectful to the art of the designers. Things that are "inspired" by designers are fine to buy. So if there's a certain type of layering, or a certain type of color that's all the rage with one designer; I will buy something similar from a lower-priced option. But BLATANT knock offs? Tres, tres tacky. And shame on those of you who do it.
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