(Closed) “knock-off”

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 4
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

LMAO awesome!!! i feel the same way…when someone goes who made my dress im like ummm idk… i never look at lables i look at price tags. LOL i love that… Wera Vang…HAHAHAHA oh man…that was the laugh of the night!! thank you!

Post # 5
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m with you. If you get into it, basically everything at the mall is a “knock-off.” Why does it suddenly matter when we get married?

Post # 6
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@kingytobe:lol Well, apparently all the people who spent the money on those items don’t like it when other people find cheaper options. It’s like “NO NO!!! You can’t be in the COOL club!” Whatever. At the end of the day, it’s just material objects. My $30 purse carries my stuff just as good as a $900 purse. 

And now I’m going to be laughing my ass off all night at Wera Vang 

Post # 7
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@kingytobe:  I think most would agree that a knockoff is a blatant copy of a designer’s work and is labeled as such.  For instance, selling *fake* Christian Louboutins and advertising on your “buychristianlouboutin.us.com” website that they are handmade in Italy,they have the signature red sole, and say “Christian Louboutin Paris” on the inside sole.  In my opinion, that is a knockoff.   

Paris Hilton makes some nice shoes (can’t believe I am admitting that!) for about $100 and hers are mostly based on Valentino and Louboutin styles, but she isn’t putting a red sole on the bottom (okay, it’s pink) and she isn’t claiming the shoe is handmade in Italy and she sure as hell isn’t calling it a Valentino or Louboutin.  That is not a knockoff, it’s based on a designer’s work, but she isn’t claiming it as her own.  Totally different situation.  

Post # 8
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yep, I agree that I’m all for saving a buck by buying non-brand name, lesser known brand name items. 

However, I do think there’s a problem with knock-offs when they’re full on counterfeit goods trying to be passed off as the real thing.  There’s a difference between non-brand name and stealing intellectual property.

That said, I may have had my wallet fall apart in the middle of Thailand and been forced to buy a lovely $3.00 “Goach” wallet, rather than carry my crap in a plastic bag.

Post # 9
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

See.. the reason why I label some things as “knock-offs” is because they’re being marketed as knock-offs!  For example, Da Vinci straight up says in their advertisements to “compare to X style of this designer”.  When their ad says that then yes, in my opinion it’s a knock off.  I don’t care when people buy the cheaper option and I would never say “Hey, is your dress a knock off??”, but when you choose a certain business plan, you get a certain reputation. 

Post # 10
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I purchase both designer and knock off brands, but I don’t purchase designer just because it is designer. First, I look for price, quality, then comfort. I am very budget conscious, and even if I didn’t have to be, I still would be. It really doesn’t matter to me if someone has designer or knock off. If it is well made and good quality and a good price, then that is all that matters to me. Oh, and it has to look good too. I am notorious for purchasing something because it is cute or pretty or adorable, etc.

Post # 12
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m all about saving!!! if I can find something cute that I like… I could care less who makes it.

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