Every time I see a Louis Vuitton bag I just assume that it’s fake and you bought it on the street for 40 bucks. I can’t tell if you paid the full price for it, and I don’t care. Americans LOVE buying the fake stuff. I bought a fake Longchamp bag in Turkey for 12 bucks. (Because it was fake, I pronounced it Long Champ…like it SHOULD be pronounced. Silly French.) Anyway, whenever people would compliment my bag, I’d automatically tell them it was a fake. I mean, why should I pretend like it was real? That is my pet peeve about counterfeit items–when people act like they’re real.
My pet peeve is one of the reasons I have great admiration for a new shopping center in China. This shopping center is all about counterfeit items and is totally unapologetic. They proudly and purposefully spell things differently so as to avoid legal trouble, and it is HILARIOUS. God love ’em. For example, you can eat a pizza at a Pizza Huh. Huh? I mean, what? No, not a Pizza Hut, a Pizza Huh. Regardless, I’m sure you still have the shits “stomach issues” for hours post-gorge. After your delicious fake pizza, you can enjoy a fake coffee at Bucksstar and buy a “Naik” sweatshirt. Just do it! No but seriously, would you do it? For pictures and a legitimate news story, click here.
Are the Chinese on to something? Is the answer to consumerism, or is it perpetuating it? Whoa deep thoughts. I need something mindless…maybe I’ll catch up on some GG. You know you love me.
[Posted by Kathleen]