Thursday, July 29, 2010

Designer fakes

I approach Canal Street, heart beating, pulse racing, cash in hand. After much deliberation in a hole-in-the-wall shop, filled floor to ceiling with a jumble of snazzy handbags, most with zippers and hardware covered in protective plastic, I make my choice. I finally opt for a bright blue bag, that if I squinted at without my -11.5 prescription eyewear, vaguely sorta kinda looks like the Bizzarro version of the latest “it” bag.

I’m giddy.

For exactly 7 minutes.

That’s how long it take me to leave the shop and start walking up Broadway toward wherever I left my good taste.

I immediately regret the purchase, knowing that the faux-my-goodness bag into which I just transferred all my shit is a fraud, just like me. I can’t afford a crazy status bag and I’m not fooling anyone, least of all myself. I may be cash-poor but I feel downright cheap when I carry my giant Marc Facobs.

And you’re not fooling anyone either, ladyfriend.

If you’re carrying a Vuitton bag, chances are, you’re not riding the crosstown bus or jumping the turnstile. I don't know about you, but from now on, I'm taking the Jackson I would have spent on that close-but-no-cigar knockoff and putting it into something far more satisfying and always in style: the DVD set of Sex and the City, Season 3. That sort of fake Fendi action I can get behind.


9 comments:

henny said...

I have a Flendi scarf. I like it because it's fun to say, but it's where I draw the line.

Paralyzednadream said...

It's possible that someone carrying a Vuitton bag is riding the bus and jumping the turnstile, because they put all their money into buying that bag. Now they have nothing left.

robdotcom said...

I bought a fake Rolex on Canal one time, but only for comical reasons.

李v吳俊其彥柏 said...

Make yourself necessary to someone.......................................................................

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Rachel said...

i love the video, SATC is the best!

MURPHtheSURF said...

First of all, I'm a dude, so this advice may be completely worthless.

I recommend looking into Banana Republic accessories (bags, shades, etc.). They're for the most part super styley, but WAY more affordable than typical designer gear.

Anyway, that's just my $0.02

Anonymous said...

Counterfeits are made by slave and child labor to support criminal and terrorist organizations. No thank you.