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I remember when I watched Revenge of the Nerds in college

and seeing Booger meet up with a Japanese dude from the yakuza who made fake designer tote bags. I was like, ‘what the heck?! Fake designer tote bags?!’ That’s when I started to really pay attention to the designer tote bag market.
The thing about fake designer tote bags is that people don’t realize it’s a thing. I mean, all the time you see someone walking down the street with a Louis or Gucci tote, and you just assume it’s the real deal – you don’t think twice about it. But what if it’s not? What if that person is actually carrying a fake designer tote bag?
That’s when it really sunk in for me. I mean, sure, I wanted to look fashionable, but I didn’t want to cross any ethical lines. Not to mention, if I got caught with a fake designer tote bag, I’d be walking around with disgrace and embarrassment written all over me.
So I started doing some research to make sure I wasn’t buying any knock-offs. It turns out, there are some tell-tale signs that fake designer tote bags give off. For example, if the bag smells like paint or chemicals, that’s a surefire sign that it’s a fake. Plus, the stitching on real designer tote bags tends to be much finer and more precise.
After looking into it, it became pretty apparent to me that the fake designer tote bag game is not something I wanted to get involved in. Sure, some of the fakes are really hard to tell apart from the real thing, but at the same time, I don’t want to be associated with something shady. Besides, it’s unethical to buy and[……]

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