Forget Counterfeit Handbags—Now Shopping Bags Are Fake, Too!
As I scramble with my Christmas shopping, carefully choosing handmade, locally manufactured goods, shoppers on the other side of the world are doing the same. No big surprise, right? But apparently there is one key difference: while I'm proudly boasting about my conscious effort to avoid the big retailers (and I'm doing so quite successfully, I might add), in China shoppers are apparently using counterfeit shopping bags to disguise their local buys as designer chic.
Regardless, it's happening; and sellers are even suggesting buyers pick them up in bulk, which goes beyond personal use and nudges at the idea of fraud. Umm, Merry Christmas?
Have your say! Do you save or reuse designer shopping bags for personal use? Would you ever buy a fake?
By: Laura; Photo by iStockphoto.