its been a while i know but hey im a busy busy girl what can i say lol jk ya’ll i know ive left you a bit abandoned but i couldnt come up with anything to write UNTIL today!! yay!
so for my retailing and clothing collection class we are suppose to read an article from WWD so i finally had time to pick an issue up today although its an oldie it was definitely a goodie 🙂
So the article consisted of people buying and importing fake handbags, shoes, jewelry, etc. I know for sure most of you have heard, read, or maybe even seen one of these infamous products. Its sad but true. After all the designers do to make sure their merchandise is unique and one of a kind there are still people who cant respect that. So sad…so according to this article this “business” makes up billions of dollars a year!! thats right people billions!!! although they are now lawsuits and laws that have been set up to stop this people are still finding new and sneakier ways to import them into the streets of NYC and other major retail cities. Just the other day at work i was telling one of my co-workers about this because she is guilty of buying one of these products. I work at a Macy’s and she was telling me that once about a year and half ago they had a particular situation where a customer returned a fake handbag to the store. the sales associate not paying attention took the handbag back without inspecting the bag to her the handbag looked “real”.
This is one of the many competitors designers have to deal with in this industry. I mean fighting each other to have the “it” product each season or being the hot new label is hard enough now they have to deal with knockoff…not only is it damaging their image but also their profit.
But i guess in a society where pretty much everything is fake in a person from hair, eyes, nails, breasts, butts yes those are becoming more and more popular i guess this is what we could expect.
well unitl the next one…
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