Today we’re talking the best designer handbag dupes! Before I get into this, I just want to break down the difference between ‘replicas’ and ‘dupes’ since a lot of people can get them confused, or believe they’re the same thing.
A DUPE is simply the acronym or short form of duplicate, but it does not mean fake. There should be no branding of the original brand – it is just the copy or inspired version. For example, you found an exact shade or similar lipstick from Revlon that resembles a popular M.A.C lipstick, but is much cheaper. Therefore, the Revlon lipstick is the DUPE for the M.A.C lipstick.
A REPLICA is simply the exact copy of anything. It is essentially a fake and it is illegal. For example, again, if you find a M.A.C lipstick with the exact branding, colour, packaging but you haven’t bought it from M.A.C, it is a replica.
Now, would I wear a fake handbag? No. But a dupe? Yes. Fake’s dilute the brands image, making them seem not as exclusive. A good example of this is Louis Vuitton. When I see someone with a Louis Vuitton handbag, I always wonder if it’s real or not. Most times I actually think it isn’t since there are so many fakes out there and they’re getting harder to tell apart. Now, imagine if you spent all this money on a bag only for believe to question whether it’s fake or not. It’s not only unfair, but it creates a negative connotation with the brand.
Now that we’ve cleared that up, I wanted to share my best finds for dupes today as it’s not only been highly requested, but I also understand spending 3 grand on a bag isn’t possible for everyone’s budget. This is when dupes are a great option if you adore the style of a particular bag, but just cannot afford it.
ORIGINAL VS. DUPE
I’d love to hear your opinions on dupes. Are you loving any here? Do you buy dupes? Share in the comments!