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Old 06-06-2007   #1 (permalink)
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"designer" purses

Do people sell the "designer" purses in the shops in Playa? You know, the knock offs of the real things?
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Do people sell the "designer" purses in the shops in Playa? You know, the knock offs of the real things?
no
playa is not a shopping destination
except for tequila
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I thought so. Thanks!
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I saw some "Louis Vuitton" purses on 5th. I even took a picture because they were in a window that had "Drugstore" on the window. So that means they are authentic, right
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Tequila was first on my list. With that happily checked off my list, on the last full day I bought a dress on Calle Corazon and some talavera at Siete Detalles.

I didn't see knock off bags, but it's not what I look for when shopping.
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They do have some knockoff purses here and other cheaply made purses, but they aren't as cheap in price as you would get them in the US. I'm guessing this has to do with the lack of a trade agreement with China...where all this crap is made. I think the stuff we do have here comes from people bringing it in from Belize.
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Plenty of knock offs here at the flea markets in NH. It's gotten CRAZY busy with these!!!

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I buy my knock-off purses at Knock-Off Purses R Us.
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We didn't see any designer knockoff's but "Shalom" has/had really unique and cute purses. My girlfriend bought one in October, paid $70usd, she gets compliments on it when ever she uses it.
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I have several bags from the "Gold Duck" store. Not "Gucci" but the prices were reasonable and the quality excellent.

They are actually having "designer knock off" parties in my area. My friend has one with a "Gucci" label that you would swear is real.

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The reason I asked is that I always want one but never see them anywhere. My cousin bought some in the Bahamas. My coworker told me to go into the city (I live outside of Buffalo, NY) so I may just do that too
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When I asked my 18 yr old daughter if I should get a fake designer purse, she said "Fake is for last night, not purses."
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The reason I asked is that I always want one but never see them anywhere. My cousin bought some in the Bahamas. My coworker told me to go into the city (I live outside of Buffalo, NY) so I may just do that too
My sister-in-law and her friends came on a shopping spree from Ireland. The high point of their trip was purchasing knock-offs in Chinatown: being waved down a side alley-way and into the back room of a tenament building where industrious Chinese seniors were sticking -- not sewing -- the designer labels into the bags. The whole episode was so wonderfully exotic and amusing to them that they didn't even mind that two of the five watches they bought actually said "CUCCI" instead of "GUCCI."

I think the City has been cracking down on these operations, but I'm pretty sure you can find what you're looking for if you try.
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My sister-in-law and her friends came on a shopping spree from Ireland. The high point of their trip was purchasing knock-offs in Chinatown: being waved down a side alley-way and into the back room of a tenament building where industrious Chinese seniors were sticking -- not sewing -- the designer labels into the bags. The whole episode was so wonderfully exotic and amusing to them that they didn't even mind that two of the five watches they bought actually said "CUCCI" instead of "GUCCI."

I think the City has been cracking down on these operations, but I'm pretty sure you can find what you're looking for if you try.
Oh! LOL
When I said the city, I meant Buffalo, NY. I live outside of Buffalo so "going into the city" for me means going into Buffalo
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