My daughter was commenting the other day that knockoffs of Louis Vuitton have gotten so good, that no one knows who is carrying a real one or a fake one these days!
I don't buy knockoffs, but I have no problem with anyone who chooses to do so. We all have our priorities in life, and we are free to spend a lot or a little on whatever we want!
I don't see buying knockoffs as tacky.
A good friend of ours, who is a multimillionaire, wears CZs instead of diamonds. She says she isn't spending money on expensive jewelry -- not her thing. What's interesting is that people see those big rocks on her ears, and knowing she is rich they assume they are diamonds!
This woman also shops at Marshalls and TJ Maxx and has a good eye for style and value ... she looks like she shops at Saks.