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You could argue that buying counterfeit goods supports families in poor countries who are trying to put food on the table for their children is better than buying the real thing to make wealthy shareholders even richer. I won't. But you could.
I despise the Philip Green's of this world but a geniune product also has a whole supply chain of ordinary joe's trying to make a living out of it, such as myself.

Fakes go from factory to container to market, they only pass through less salubrious characters and if you want to speculate, chances are it's just not Irmani clothing in the containers.

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If I saw someone paying enough attention to my watch to determine the authenticity of it.
At the same time what does it say about a person that yearns so much to be identified by a product that they are willing to risk ridicule for only a hint of association.

You can fake fashion, you can't fake style.

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You can fake fashion, you can't fake style.
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As for the criminality argument with regards to luxury brands ,perhaps their biggest and best repeat customers are players at the top of the crime food chain?.
All brands are well represented in the top crime cities such as Bogata ,Caracus and Juarez.Obviously the local entrepreneur import/ exporters must be making it worthwhile for them to maintain there presence in such dangerous places.
Also the city boys from all the major markets spending their generous bonus payments has in the past kept them in good stead.
So arguments of stopping crime and maintaining brand integrity are not that strong in my humble opinion.
That's my tuppence worth.


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Unfortunately 90% of the people who think they have style are sadly mistaken, whether they wear the real article or a fake.

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You can fake fashion, you can't fake style.
I don't own fakes and I've never bought fakes. I haven't owned a watch since mobile phones became common and I'm amused that some people may make judgments about me and my character if I'm not sporting some monstrous watch around my wrist. There are those of us who see people with such watches at Barasti, fake or not, and what goes through our mind probably isn't fit for publication.

While I'm sure that the whole fake industry is tinged with blood and violence and human oppression, the same can be said for the legitimate industry as well. Fact is, most clothes we wear are made in a sweatshop somewhere. Same for the shoes. Jewelry? Let's not even get started about how much blood, death and corruption is involved in mining diamonds and other precious metals that are legitimately bought for wives and girlfriends across the world.

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Old 7th December 2011, 09:31 AM
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As for the criminality argument with regards to luxury brands ,perhaps their biggest and best repeat customers are players at the top of the crime food chain?.
All brands are well represented in the top crime cities such as Bogata ,Caracus and Juarez.Obviously the local entrepreneur import/ exporters must be making it worthwhile for them to maintain there presence in such dangerous places.
Also the city boys from all the major markets spending their generous bonus payments has in the past kept them in good stead.
So arguments of stopping crime and maintaining brand integrity are not that strong in my humble opinion.
That's my tuppence worth.
What luxury brands are 'well represented' in Juarez?? Do you know of a secret shopping stop I do not know of?

LV closed its only shop in Venezuela last year because it did not sell enough and the one in Bogota is really small I doubt they sell much.

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What luxury brands are 'well represented' in Juarez?? Do you know of a secret shopping stop I do not know of?

LV closed its only shop in Venezuela last year because it did not sell enough and the one in Bogota is really small I doubt they sell much.
Remember reading an interesting article quite a while back ,about luxury goods(mentioned mainly watch brands) maintaining a presence in some of cities considered the most dangerous ,am sure the above were mentioned but maybe wrong.Obviously not well represented as you inform me now,i'll be more careful in future so as not to offend.
Possibly mixed Juarez in from another piece of useless info floating around my aging brain.

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Remember reading an interesting article quite a while back ,about luxury goods(mentioned mainly watch brands) maintaining a presence in some of cities considered the most dangerous ,am sure the above were mentioned but maybe wrong.Obviously not well represented as you inform me now,i'll be more careful in future so as not to offend.
Possibly mixed Juarez in from another piece of useless info floating around my aging brain.
Oh well, I don't pay much attention to watches but I do to handbags, hence my question re. shopping in Juarez. I got all excited for a second.

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People who buy fakes are supporting the criminal gangs.who make huge fortunes using cheap labour in sweat shops in third world countires to rip off the geniune companies and ultimately harm the economy. Knowingly buying a fake is a crime in most civilised countries.
Rubbish,

Same factories making fakes are same ones making real bags, clothes etc, they do 6 hour shifts, bringing in different labels and materials for the customer.

I have been to China and have seen this myself.

The real rip off is buying real stuff, all you are buying is an illusion of quality that because of billions of dollars of advertising the illusion is now truth.

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The profit made on 'harmless' fakes such as handbags and watches is reinvested into fake medicines and car parts, a particulary large problem here in the UAE.

The fakers don't have a brand, are only after a succession of quick wins and will jump from product to product.
Fake medicines can kill, fake car parts can fail and cause accidents and kill or injure.
Therefore the fakers are the worst kind of criminal, therefore those who buy fake goods are also responsible for any deaths which occur as a result.
I rest my case.
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Same factories making fakes are same ones making real bags, clothes etc, they do 6 hour shifts, bringing in different labels and materials for the customer.

I have been to China and have seen this myself.
Do you have any first hand examples, certain labels ?

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