Should I fake it?

August 2, 2007 at 10:54 am (crime)

Would you buy a fake? It seems to be the new chic thing to do according to this writer. Designers are ripping us off, she says, so why not buy a knock-off?
But then again, what about sweat shops and other dastardly things as this article points out.
I’m not quite sure where I stand on this one especially as a quick walk to the parade in Cape Town can get you anything under the sun.
Serioulsy, there are goods for Africa and mostly under R200. I’ve never bought anything there but have walked through it enough to know there are many others who do.
What would you do? Would you fake it?



  1. madamm said,

    I wouldn’t, but that’s just cos it wouldn’t feel right. Just rather buy at Woolworths.

  2. Toby Hanks said,

    Ja Mrs M, you’re right. Their long sleeve tops are nogals cheap – and versatile and warm too.

  3. madamm said,


  4. Toby Hanks said,

    Ja, net soe.

  5. Louisa said,

    I couldn’t be bothered to wear designer labels to begin with…fake or genuine ones.

  6. tbhanks said,

    Then there’s also that Louisa. But don’t you wear anything that’s branded – takkies, jeans?

  7. madamm said,

    What’s branded? Woolworths or Diesel? Aren’t both?

  8. Toby Hanks said,

    Hmm, good question Mrs M. Generally top brands, for me, is where an item costs five times as much as it is in a Woolies, Edgars or Truworths, etc. Like Levi, Nike, etc. Not LA Gear or North Star.

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