I’ve been haggling bags from different stores, some of them were branded bags. But my budget doesn’t seem to cooperate as times flow by, and as much as I want to sustain my need for new bags, i’d rather have them from ukay ukay shops, where I get original second-hand bags at such a massive discount. The only disadvantage in buying bags on thrift shops is that some of them were already damaged and needs to be fixed.
I’ve been searching for budget branded bags here and online. There are some that I saw in known online shops, daily deal sites, instagram accounts and even in facebook online shops/fan pages. The only thing that is gonna be a problem on this one are the bag’s authenticity – how can I be sure that the bags that they are selling are the original ones? How can I tell if the bag is a major ripoff? Then I’ll be wasting my money, such an epic fail.
I’m glad that there are legit daily deal sites that are selling original bags at half the real cost. The OC in me has doubted the authenticity of the bag since it’s posted online, but I saw my friend’s purchased bag (it was a Michael Kors bag that she bought in one of the daily deal sites around) I’m in a way convinced on giving it a try. That’s why I bought the Le Pliage bag (http://www.metrodeal.org/2013/12/getting-longchamp-bags-at-metrodeal.html)from the website that is on sale at half the real price. If I learned that they are selling a fake bag, it will be easy for me to make a complaint against the website who sells this on the internet.
As I waited on my bag that I purchased online, I’ve been searching for reviews on some of the group buying sites, most of them are selling the ripoffs and the well-known sites are those who are selling the authentic ones. But that doesn’t ,ake sure that they are selling the authentic bags, for I also saw some griveous reviews about them, saying that they are selling fake bags too. And because of this one, my heart’s torn apart. 🙁
Well anyway, things went from bad to good after my bag arrived. I checked on the Le Pliage bag (http://www.slideshare.net/mdmanila/genuine-but-cost-effective-longchamp-bags-up-for-grabs-from-metro-deal) that I bought and I was surprised that it really is the real thing. The authenticity marks are all intact, the make is the same as the original ones that I saw from the store itself and the colors are the exact ones from the store. I’m really happy with my purchase!