I went shopping in Chinatown this past weekend for fake (but real) looking purses. My friend had gone there the previous week and said that they had great deals. I decided to check it out for myself. After browsing shady (and by shady, I mean REALLY shady) stores….left empty handed. I did leave Chinatown with a handful of knowledge and a great experience.
First off, the “good” fakes aren’t anywhere you can see. (I use the term ‘good’ loosely because they really aren’t that great). You get pulled into a store into a hidden passageway where you are crammed into a small hidden room in the back with the designer fakes. Either that, or you follow someone down a deserted street into a basement 2 floors down to look at the purses. I did both. All the purses are the same. In my opinion they were bad fakes and I would never buy one. The leather looks fake, the straps are unrealistic and obviously not even close to the real thing.
But then I realized.. is it quality or quantity?