3 Other Reasons Why I Buy Original Expensive BagsWhen Mirror Copies are Dirt Cheap

It’s also a responsibility

Olivia Marlene
2 min readSep 4, 2022
Photo by Anne R: https://www.pexels.com/photo/flatlay-photo-of-a-cute-outfit-4602025/

1. Their durability
I have1970s and 1980’s vintage bags that are still pretty beauties that I am very proud of. They are durable and withstood time. I think I can make them as heirlooms.

2. Some bags can be an investment
Luxury bags can increase their value over time. I was able to sell some seldomly used bags and wallets to the second-hand market for more than what I originally paid for them.

Buying fakes has an impact in the economy

3. It’s also my responsibility as a good citizen
I feel that I’m a law-abiding and responsible citizen as I value intellectual property by not buying fakes. You see, buying fakes has an impact on our economy. It may seem like a harmless “just this once” buy but multiplied a thousandfold by those who support fakes, it will do more harm than good.

These syndicates who make fake products don’t pay correct taxes. Their workers are put in inhumane working conditions and paid very low to keep their costs at a minimum. They mass produce counterfeits without regard to quality and it may pose a danger to the end user. On top of all…



Olivia Marlene

A law abiding non-conformist. A lawyer by profession, a mom by nature. Her hobby is to challenge the norm. Reach her at: missoliviamarlene@gmail.com