So I bought a pair of badly-needed work shoes earlier. I have been searching for a suitable pair for weeks now, but couldn’t find a pair I like that does not cost too much. There were some styles I liked at the department store which were pretty cheap, but none came in my size. Bummer. Anywho, so when I saw this earlier and they had my size, I quickly snapped up the opportunity:
It’s (obviously) my size. I like the style: not outright attention-grabbing, but not too boring either. It cost only P559. But here’s the catch: it’s obviously a knock-off.
Now, while I am no fashionista, I don’t live under a rock either not to know an obvious fake when I see one. And while I don’t actively condone the whole “replica” business, I have no qualms buying a knock-off or two out of need. I repeat: need. Because like I said before, it was just simply something that fit the criteria of the item I needed to buy. I honestly would have bought a P150 sale pair of generic ballet flats from the department store if the pair I liked came in my size. But there was none to be had so I had to look somewhere else. And this is what I found, so, tough.
I don’t know about you, but it all boils down to motive, I guess. Personally, I am kinda iffy of those trying-hard fashionistas who buy knock-offs just so they could get on with the trend but could not afford the real deal. But if it’s something you need that unfortunately just happens to be a knock-off/replica/fake/what-have-you, I deem pardonable. And I’m not just saying that to justify buying this pair of ballet flats, honest to God.
How about you, how do you feel about replicas?