Do you purchase knock-off brands?
I don’t. Not so much as a moral imperative, per se, but because I’d rather have a quality, non-name brand handbag or clothing than a knock-off version of a name brand.
A lot of designers take “inspirational cues” from each other – so I’m not talking about the Steals vs. Deals or Lust vs. Must sections that many magazines have. I just don’t see the point of products that are pointedly and unabashedly passing themselves off as something else – i.e. a bag that has never passed through a Prada factory having the Prada logo.
If I choose not to buy the real thing, why would I want to fool other people into thinking that I did? It’s almost like putting fake BMW hardware on a Honda (not knocking Hondas here… I have a Honda and I LOVE my car).