Last month I made a bit of an impulse eBay purchase. I have lusted after a velvet Chanel Boy bag forever but knew I’d never be able to justify the cost for something that would 1. be covered in dog hair within minutes of being in my house, 2. wear horribly thanks to the rainy British weather and 3. be entirely uncool in a couple of years when velvet is ‘out’ again. I’d seen another blogger with a fake last year and finally decided that at £15 a pop it was worth a go.
I’ve never felt great about fake items in the past but between this not being that obviously fake leather and the logo being not quite Chanel I decided I could be cool with it.. but when I carried it today I did feel a little funny. I found myself covering the logo and at one point even wearing it backwards. My subconscious might not be 100% on board. The quality isn’t fantastic but again because it’s velvet it’s less of a tell and not something that would put me off wearing it. Ultimately it’s the almost Chanel logo that has me feeling a little off, if you removed the silver plate I’d feel a lot more comfortable carrying the bag. All that aside, the colour is beautiful and in the run up the Christmas I’m totally going to wear it, it’s too pretty not to.
How do you feel about faux designer items? I know we’ve discussed this topic at length on the beauty side but where is the line between ‘designer inspired’ and full on fake? For me it’s the logo, it’s not a fake unless it’s full on passing itself off as X brand but after carrying this I’m wondering if even this is too close for comfort.
Here’s this exact bag on eBay, I waited around 3 weeks for delivery