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tterryj50 August 2nd, 2005 05:41 AM

Designer knock offs
Are there any stores that sell designer knock offs such as purses, clothes, etc.?

nolou525 August 3rd, 2005 10:04 AM

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Where do you live? We have a small cobbler store in our local mall that sells knockoffs. My daughter got a beautiful KS for $19.00.

tterryj50 August 3rd, 2005 06:50 PM

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I'm sorry, I wanted to know if there are places in St. Thomas that you can get designer knock offs really cheap?

gerif August 4th, 2005 03:29 PM

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Designer knock offs ARE really cheap - that's why they are knock offs. I'd be more interested in finding deals on the real thing - then you would be getting quality that might not fall apart the first time it is used.

jphc318 August 6th, 2005 07:23 AM

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louis vitton im sure

nyla August 6th, 2005 01:41 PM

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In St. Thomas in the downtown area they have this big white tent area where there are quite alot of all kinds of knock-offs. I bought a Tommy Hilfiger and LV purse from there and you can dicker with the vendors too.

belgique August 13th, 2005 11:21 PM

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Nyla is right! The "stalls" in St. Thomas are the best! Tons of knock off purses, duffels, some very nice silver jewelry, t-shirts galore.

Just remember - don't know why, but the stall area seems to be the hottest place in the world - take your time, drink a lot of water, be patient and have fun!

milehigh August 24th, 2005 01:30 PM

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I agree with gerif. What satisfaction does one get from buying a cheap immitation?
What is it proving? I am on my second LV wallet and both times I purchased them at Saks 5th Avenue at the LV department. I've also purchased the checkbook cover and a key case there. I can assure you that the experience was a lot more gratifying than standing in some smelly old junk tent sorting through filthy immitations that impress nobody and have been handled by God knows how many people.

Do yourself a favor, skip the cheap knock offs and go for the whole experience of acquiring a designer piece.

belgique August 28th, 2005 11:28 PM

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Not everyone can afford the "whole experience of acquiring a designer piece". The fun for the rest of us comes when we see a real designer piece and a knockoff and cannot tell the difference.

Besides, with knockoffs, some of us can afford several great items instead of just one in a lifetime....then we go for the whole experience several times!

culbreth732 March 29th, 2006 07:11 PM

i love knock offs because i can do other things with my money. likego on another cruise so show me the knock offs. can anyone tell me any shops in nassau,freeport.

san007 August 31st, 2006 06:42 PM

I agree with you Milehigh. Shopping for knockoffs is so tacky. I can't imagine me shopping for knockoffs.

Fruitcake September 12th, 2006 02:06 PM

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.

san007 September 13th, 2006 11:33 AM

Hey Fruitcake, I didn't mean to upset you. I only meant IMO that they are tacky and should be illegal... aren't they? You were absolutely right when you said it's not her thing. Well, the same goes for me. It's not my thing to shop and wear knockoffs. That's just me. You do you and I'll do me.
You know, I can't stand to watch a "bootleg" movie. For one thing, the picture quality is terrible. I would rather spend my 5 or 10 dollars for a ticket to see the movie. I know a few people too that are frugal such as your friend. I love them just the same.
Have a great day! :)

Fruitcake September 14th, 2006 01:38 PM

I'm not upset! :wink:

I just said I don't consider it tacky to buy a knockoff. I also said I don't buy them.

Illegal? Yes -- in this country, it is supposed to be illegal to sell them, and there have been some people shut down for doing it. I'm not sure of the laws involved.
But as far as owning them, I don't know. You aren't going to have the purse police trying to enforce an anti-counterfeit designer bag law.

Other countries have different laws. I saw a store in Nassau, and one in Grand Cayman, that sold knockoffs.
Also saw a lot of fakes at various street booths on several islands.
I saw a fake LV -- the small purse -- for $100 in St. Thomas. The real ones are about $200 -- so why spend so much for a fake? At least that's my feeling on that particular item.

I don't buy bootleg movies.

fleaberry September 25th, 2006 10:59 AM

Fakes are illegal....just go on the street in NYC when a cop goes by and watch the "merchants" scatter! I was really bummed out with the straw market in Nassau. It is full of fake everything, very little straw left! If you want any fake t shirts/sneakers/bags that is the place to go!

san007 September 30th, 2006 11:46 PM

we just got back and the knock offs in Belize was soooooo fake. I couldn't make myself buy them. You can feel the cheap quality. It's not for me.

MarySB February 6th, 2007 08:44 PM

There are lots of knockoffs in the straw market in Nassau. Check around -there is varying quality.

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