Even the Insiders are Faking It

In our previous post we asked the question – Would you Carry a Fake Fendi?

Fake handbags, watches, jewellery and sunglasses are big business right around the world – reportedly $250 billion a year alone in the United States.

When it comes to fake fashion is beauty in the eye of the beholder or if you wear it are you just fooling yourself?

Fashionista published an article this week asking if ‘Fakes Are Back In Fashion?’

They report even fashion insiders are forgoing the genuine article (including the often long waiting list) for a quick fashion fake. They forgo the wait and expense of the real deal for a copy cat that doesn't drain the budget.

And some of these copy cats are almost as good as the genuine counterparts – even for trained eyes.

So it begs the question for the fakers – is it the image that comes with carrying or wearing a designer goods, the way it makes you feel, the impatience of lining up for the real deal or something else that drives even those that can afford it - to flaunt the faux.

Tell iovich what you think...