In these fashionable days we’re living in, our pursuit for high-end fashion items has become one industry reason to thrive: that of the counterfeited fashion.
Take one popular or exclusive brand, focus on its most popular and best-seller items and start producing and commercializing. Buyer’s profile is not hard to guess and the demand is growing continuously, so profit seems to be guaranteed. Well, that can be the subject of an endless discussion, pointless here, as we are going to put together a ranking of the most counterfeited bags and jewelry brands nowadays.
According to the U.S.Customs and Borders, the most counterfeited luxury products in terms of accessories are Louis Vuitton replica handbags, Gucci, Chanel, and Hermes. But which items exactly solve the supply-demand equation?
Apparently, people just adore Vuitton’s Monogram Canvas bags, seconded by the Multicolor Canvas. On large or small bag models, this renowned pattern can be spotted practically everywhere, and sometimes combined in such a way that it does not exist in reality. The Neverfull bag is also on high demand, with a wider strap – then the original’s – exposing the truth even to an untrained eye.
Chanel’s double C logo follows closely, the classic 2.55 bag still being amazingly popular. The Grand Shopping Tote fake bag comes with an unmistakable acrylic smell that quickly differentiates it from the original, but this ”minor”detail does not seem to discourage buyers.
Moving on to Hermes, the Kelly and Birking bags, for sale exclusively in boutiques (and not online), and very expensive (10 000$ to 150 000$), have their fake sisters at a 50$ value. Now, that’s a marvelous sales price, isn’t it?
Although Gucci’s lawyers have taken the fakes industry seriously and sued numerous websites selling their counterfeited items, there are still plenty of bag models on the black market. The Marmont and Marmont Circle are in great demand, despite all security measures taken by the Italian brand (like the Controllato Card, The Gucci tag or the serial number).
While the fake bags part of the counterfeited industry is pretty diverse, there’s only one king brand in the counterfeited watches industry. You guessed it’s Rolex. The Submariner, Daytona and Datejust copies are all over the place, some of an execrable quality, and some pretty much acceptable for a luxury brand like Rolex, with such high standards in terms of quality. Skills improved over the time and now even the ”Cyclops” (the lens over the date) succeed to magnify correctly and counterfeiters can actually buy ETA movements, which, honestly, is a step forward as this improves the overall quality of the fake watch.
With thousands of Seamaster’s out there, Omega comes next on our list. A unique engraved series number specific to each watch is what makes the difference between a fake and an original piece. An Internet search can quickly tell you what you’re dealing with.
Breitling and Officine Panerai are also counterfeiters’ favorites, as the demand for these brands is rising continuously. And some of them are surprisingly similar to the originals. If so, buying them from an authorized dealer can spare you from future problems but will obviously cost you more than a fake piece.
When talking about counterfeited fashion items, it only depends on what you want and how deep your pockets are. If you do choose to buy a replica, just make sure it’s a decent one, as the market is so generous and offers you the chance to be picky.