The designers often get mad saying that they are losing profit. But honestly, if someone could afford to buy their dream $18,000 dollar Hermes bag they totally would! Those who can’t afford it may find satisfaction in their knock-off version. Some may try to argue that fakes are made is sweat shops with poor working conditions.
News flash: ALL your clothing (unfortunately) are made in sweat shops. The fakes sold in Chinatown actually have better working conditions because they are run by independent families. Basically, buying fakes is inevitable, embrace it! If you see a piece in a magazine that you like, don’t just add it to your wish list, go to a store and find it. There is bound to be something in there that was “inspired” by your favorite designer.