My friend recent cruised to the Caribbean and visited Belize. When she got off the ship, she noticed that pretty much all the stores at port were selling knock-off purses (Coach, LV, Burberry, etc) at unbelievable prices. Most surprising to her was how open they were about selling these counterfeit bags.
As she walked through one of the shops, she fell in love with this purple Prada purse on display. Something about the design caught her eye, and suddenly she found herself haggling with the shop owner. They wanted $50, and they weren’t budging on the price. Even though this was more than she wanted to spend (you can get a knock-off on Canal Street for $25), she decided to go ahead and buy it.
Unfortunately, she found out the hard way that you get what you pay for. In two months time, the “leather” zipper pull had ripped off, and a pocket in the lining of the purse had torn because the material was so thin. If she used it any longer, no doubt other issues would have popped up.
Now it sits in her closet, a reminder of her bad decision.. The moral of the story?
Steer clear of knock-off purses!