Trust me, this is no fake baobao.
A few days ago, my friend highlighted that this Qoo10 page used a photo from my blog to sell fake Issey Miyake baobao. Initially, I thought this was really funny (and secretly flattered!) that my photo was featured alongside with famed fashion blogger Susie Bubble and other street style models carrying baobao. Alright, it’s time to set the record straight.
The page didn’t exactly state “Issey Miyake baobao” instead the bags are called, “Japan tote Colorful bag Magic cube vogue handbag 3D” *breathe* What a mouthful! Best of all, it only costs $16.90 (early bird discount) or $19.90 (Q-price).
SURE or not?
Let me tell you this: Issey Miyake baobao does not cost anywhere near $19.90. I bought my baobao from Club21 for S$500.00 and yes, it’s the real thing.
From Louis Vuitton to Hermès, there are knock-offs everywhere on the WWW. I’ve to admit that I used to buy a couple of knock-off bags/purses/shoes back in my eBay addiction days. True story, I once bought a knock-off on eBay without knowing it was a knock-off! It was an expensive mistake and I wish I had done my homework. Seriously.
The real question is: HOW DO YOU SPOT A FAKE ONLINE?