1) I gave myself a "goal" finish XYZ goal and reward self with a Chanel (hadn't 100% locked down style, but a classic black bag). However, in the year or 2 it took me to obtain this goal (promotion), I think that I am not really as interested in Chanel and perhaps where I will be working and traveling would make it very impractical to use ever. I love the Chanel brand, but I think that for me, if I were to buy a new Chanel I would never use it (just lock it up and pet it). In the future I AM interested in finding a vintage piece though (other than vintage I generally don't buy 2nd hand of a recent model just b/c my purchases are far between enough to justify new if I find the perfect bag). So would ladies agree Vintage Chanel is better as a whole? Also I'm not so interested in "investment" pieces and I really can't be bothered to sell bags. Therefore, I hope to use my bags and enjoy them (while I'm young and then when I'm old I will have fond memories of USING them...not just hiding them), thus they will probably incur reasonable wear and tear (unless it's a small, evening dress or off to the theatre 2x a year type of bag)
Personally I would not. Anyone who knows anything about bags can spot one from a million miles away. You just look cheap and crass.Are we allowed to discuss replica bags here and all details surrounding them??? Don't wanna cause trouble because I know some forums won't allow it due to their illegality.
Personally I would not. Anyone who knows anything about bags can spot one from a million miles away. You just look cheap and crass.
Beyond the illegality, I find it personally embarrassing. Nothing wrong with being unable to afford a luxury designer bag- there are lower end designers who make beautiful bags out there.