There is a joy to owning something that is made of quality. A Chanel bag, Gucci purse, Louboutin shoes. They shout to the world that you have money and style. But if you have to pinch pennies then the sad truth is that these items probably are out of your reach.
Savvy counterfeiters know that people crave these expensive brands and over the years have flooded the market with knockoffs at affordable prices.
Fashion houses hate knockoff for many reasons, they are cheaply made, they ruin the brand and they take money away from the real thing.
While many fashion forward women will buy knockoffs with the justification that it really doesn't hurt anyone, new research is showing the person that gets hurt the most might be themselves. Owning a knockoff might be making you into a liar and a cheat.