The sad world of fake bags. Turkey

The sad world of fake bags in Turkey. The most fashion related experience that one can have in Turkey is the sad world of fake designer bags. Starting from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul being famous as the first mall ever opened in the world back in 1461. With 1200 shops half of which are really shops selling turkish good, while the other half is selling just fake bags, fake watches, and fake clothes. The sad world of fake bags is so widespread in this country that you won’t be able to buy a brandless bag or a pair of sunglasses. I lost my sunglasses during the trip and I had to buy a new pair immediately, and the only ones you can find are fake. So I went for a pair of fake Raybans.
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

 

The question that came naturally was : Who are those people who really buy fake bags? I found the answer at the airport: Tourists.
But do you really need a fake Chanel? Will it make you look great? What if someone recognizes it? Isn’t it like telling a lie to yourself? Most of them are even designs that the fashion houses have never done, so it was funny to find a Gucci Wallet with a calculator included. Or a Speedy from Chanel.
While my Louis Vuitton  has survived 6 years of going out in the city, trips in the mountains and at the beach, has fallen from a motorbike and has been run down by a  few cars and is still alive and in good shape. Didn’t I spend my €500 in a real good investment.
There is a saying : I’m not so rich to buy cheap things. I’ve transformed it in “I’m not so rich to buy cheap bags”
So while the sad world of fake bags spreads into the world, I recommend my readers to go for the real thing. The value for money is great, especially for the lines that keep being produced for decades. Save your money, and get a new relationship with a YSL, Louis Vuitton or Chanel. But relationships have to be real. Or look for vintage leather bags, or new leather bags with no brand but beautiful design.
*The sad world of fake in pictures*
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Gran Bazaar, Istanbul
Bazaar, Duzce
World Youth Congress, Shoes of a dancer from Thailand
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
The funny bed sheets. WOW
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
The Gucci Heritage
They are so fats to copy new entries too.
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
This was funny, the Gucci Calculator Wallet
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Hogan, D&G you can have them all
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Bazaar, Kusadasi
Bazaar, Efes
Bazaar, Kusadasi
Bazaar, Kusadasi
Bazaar, Fethiye
Bazaar, Fethiye
Bazaar, Fethiye
Bazaar, Fethiye
 
And here we go with my “genuine fake Raybans” because the only sure thing when you shop in Turkey is that the fake is an original fake.
My Genuine Fake Rayban
 

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