Our friend Hilary was telling us the other day that she has become very budget conscious over the last couple of years. Her prime example was that instead of indulging in her love of expensive handbags, she now just walks down Canal Street in NYC and buys knock offs… She purchases her handbag of choice and applies a fake ‘Prada’ label to it – for less than a fraction of cost for a real Prada bag!
Hillary swears you can’t even really tell the difference, and many of our friends admit they do the same thing! Everyone seems to have a fake Louis Vuitton or Kate Spade sitting around… However, our friend Pam has a different take. She thinks it is really cheap to buy a knock off and pretend it is the real thing. She feels Hilary is supporting illegal counterfeiting – which is bad for the economy.
Is Pam right for bringing up the bigger picture, or should she just be congratulating her friend on spending a lot less money than she used to? Tell us what you think!| Print