Do you really know what makes a great fake designer handbag?
Do you know the real thing when you see it?
We have all seen someone walking down the street with a handbag that grabs our attention from a block away, but as they walk closer, that amazingly beautiful image begins to fade. The bag just looks a little off and even somewhat ugly when it gets closer. AGGGHHHH!!! A really bad fake! Bad enough even to message your friends about it. You probably laughed and then felt a little sorry for the owner.
Wait! A realization just came to you. “Oh my Gosh, what if my fake designer bags look that bad.” You make a mental note to thoroughly inspect your replica designer handbag collection upon arrival at home. You don´t want to be like that poor girl who is walking down the street with that horribly bad fake.
Bought it in Asia?
If you traveled to China to buy the imitations then don´t worry too much. They are probably pretty good. After all, you did sit down on that tiny little bench for hours to negotiate a great price. You went through several rounds of inferior quality bags until the salesman brought out the ones good enough to take home as a souvenir of your vacation.
People probably even noticed that you were carrying a new designer bag. Of course you didn´t want to be rude and correct those people who assumed that your new handbag was purchased in Paris or at another fine location on your “recent trip to Europe”. That would not be nice. Especially since they were kind enough to pay you a compliment on your good taste. Breath deep. This type of imitation is generally much better than those you can find of a Luis Vuitton on the street corner in any mayor city. I mean, EVERYONE has one of those!
How to Make The Perfect Fake?
Readers, you will be glad to know that there is now a way for you to check on exactly how good your imitations are. After all you do want to make sure that the perfect, too good to be true, imitation designer bag really is that good.
This instructive video, courtesy of the owner of US based luxury bag brand, Saddleback Leather shows you everything you need to know when you are searching for that perfect fake. Wabi Sabi EcoFashionConcpet´s Michele Cohen would like to share these secrets with you. This video will show you:
1) How to distinguish between different grades of leather in order to make sure the bag looks as “genuine” as possible.
2) How to spot the use of vinyl or pleather
3) What types of cut and sew stitching you should be on the lookout for
4) Know when you might want to paste on a rivet on areas that should be reinforced, just in case your copy does not come with that
5) Be on the lookout for hardware that can rust. If your bag has it, replace it immediately with something like nickel plated plastic that looks the part.
Thanks to this video, you´ll never get caught with a bad fake designer handbag.
How tacky is that, right?