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Introduction to Fashionreps?
An ever-growing subreddit called FashionReps is dedicated to assisting fashion enthusiasts in finding the greatest knock-off Supreme, Off-White and Nike.
One of Tripping's YouTube videos, entitled "Admitting I Own Fakes In-Front of My Fashion Class...", shows him doing precisely that, with a few seconds of footage from the beginning. According to the student, "I'm in college and I'm taking a Fashion Design course, and in that class (we) spoke about Fake and Replica and I can put up some photographs so you guys know I'm not bullshitting". When asked by his instructor whether he possesses any counterfeit items, the 19-year-old admits that the highly sought-after Travis Scott Jordan 1 Lows he is now sporting are indeed phony. She asks, "And how do you feel about that?" "I'm comfortable with it," he says wryly.
Like many fashion-savvy customers, Caruso is open about the fact that their designer clothes aren't really real, but unlike many die-hard hypebeasts, they're prepared to admit as much. There is a subreddit called "FashionReps" where people go to talk about new releases, gush about fake Yeezys and seek tips on where to get the greatest knockoffs of Off-White and Supreme.
People that like high-quality replicas or "reps" are welcome to join the forum, where members are polite and even sympathetic. From stitching and logos to finishing details, they assist one other identify the best vendors and websites to purchase from, and they debate the differences between legitimate things and their counterfeit versions. It's common knowledge that most people can't afford to wear designer clothing from head to toe. A reddit user named godsip2 said in August that he got into reps because he didn't have a lot of money and wanted a few great things. As a result of my addiction to purchasing representatives, "I now have no money at all."
When it comes to certain people, a lack of money and a desire for high-end streetwear is a major motivator. However, for others it isn't. Dennis, 19, tells us, "Not to boast, but if I want a Dior coat, I can buy it retail." "I can get four reps for the same amount of money." In a terrifying moment when exploring secondhand marketplaces, Dennis saw his "grail sneakers" — a pair of Off-White Air Jordan 1s — pop up for €3000. That was Dennis' breaking point, he said. It occurred to me that I would never pay that much for shoes that originally cost €150. 'Fuck this,' I thought to myself.
He's been a member of the FashionReps subreddit for about three years now, despite his initial skepticism. Instead of buying used goods and full-price retail things, since joining, he's referred his friends to the salespeople he works with. Dennis explains, "A €500 sweater wasn't in their price range." I was able to sell them on the spot after showing them the difference between my reps and my retail Yeezys.
History of Fake Designer Goods
In the past, counterfeit designer goods were thought of as bad imitations of handbags on AliExpress, labels that said "Fashing BALISG" instead of "Balenciaga," and stalls in alleyways. But FashionReps members know where to buy high-quality replicas and say that many knock-offs are actually better made than the originals. Camiel, a 23-year-old from the Netherlands, says that the quality is the same, or even better. "I've heard that some Yeezys are better, and that a lot of high-end Louis Vuitton reps are better than the stores." Because he thinks that "retail Louis Vuitton quality isn't so good."
They buy in bulk, spending hundreds of dollars on "hauls" of clothes that they break up into smaller packages in order to avoid customs checks. You have to take a risk in order to have fun, but some people aren't so lucky and their packages are thrown away. Others, on the other hand, are happy when packages filled with thousands of dollars of "drip" arrive in the mail.
A red slub-neck from Palace is Camiel's favorite thing he found. "You can't tell it from a real one, which I own," he says. "The quality is great and it's so comfortable to wear, it's my favorite thing I've bought so far." It's not always worked out for Camiel.
At first, I wouldn't wear an item if it had even the smallest flaw. I've changed my mind." During the next few days, he noticed that people didn't know very much about brands or which items even existed. Camiel says he's been called out by people who recognize him. I was at the gym with some high schoolers, and I was wearing my Nike tech fleece joggers, which have a few flaws, like the black stripe being too short and the cords being too short, as well. On the logo, they called me out on it, which I know is great. All these clowns.
Many people are excited about reps, but there are also a lot of people who want to know if they're real. A person who recently became famous for spotting fakes on people and celebrities has more than 760,000 followers on Instagram. He has caught people like Lil Tjay, Blac Chyna, and Soulja Boy wearing fake Supreme and Yeezys, but his fake detector has been known to break down at least once in a while.
As a child, counterfeit designer goods were thought of as bad imitations of handbags bought on AliExpress, labels that said "Fashing BALISG" instead of "Balenciaga," and stalls in alleyways. Today, counterfeit designer goods are thought of as good imitations of high-end goods that aren't made by real companies. They know where to buy high-quality copies, and they say that many knock-offs are actually better made than the real thing. If Camiel, a Dutch woman who is 23, is right about how good things are in her country now, that's good news! Yeezys are better, and a lot of high-end Louis Vuitton reps are better than the stores, I've heard. The reason why he doesn't like "retail Louis Vuitton quality" is because he thinks it is not very good.
To get around customs checks, they buy large amounts of clothes at once and break them up into smaller packages. They spend hundreds of dollars on these "hauls." If you want to have fun, you're going to have to take a risk. Some people aren't so lucky and their packages are thrown away. Another person is happy when a package with "drip" worth a million dollars shows up in the mail.
Camiel loves the red slub-neck he found at Palace. It's not like the real thing, which he owns. My favorite thing I have bought so far is this shirt. It's great quality and I love how comfortable it is to wear. Sometimes, Camiel doesn't get what he wants.
How people get into Fashionreps
At first, I wouldn't wear an item if it had even the smallest flaw. I've changed my mind. I've changed my mind about this. It became clear that people didn't know very much about brands or which items were even real. There are people who know Camiel. During the gym, I was wearing my Nike tech fleece jogging pants, which have some problems. They had some problems, like the black stripe on them being too short and the cords being too short, as well. This is a good thing because they called me out on it. All these pranksters.
A lot of people are excited about reps, but they also want to know if they're real. It's been a while since this person became famous for spotting fakes on people and celebrities, but he or she has more than 760,000 fans on Instagram. In the past, he's caught people like Lil TJay and Blac Chyna wearing fake Supreme and Yeezys. His fake detector has been known to fail at least once in a while.
Lack of Transparency
There is an urgent lack of openness, according to Fashion Revolution, a non-profit worldwide organization pushing for systemic fashion change. Sarah Ditty, Policy Director at Fashion Revolution, reminded us that counterfeiting often goes hand in hand with worker rights and salaries. Since factories making counterfeit goods are doing so illegally, it is in their best interest to operate completely under the radar, which means we have no idea who is making these goods, how much they are paid, what conditions they are working in, or what environmental practices are likely taking place.
From a moral sense, they believe that buying counterfeit luxury products or anything else contributes to human exploitation and environmental damage. Beyond the production level, where textiles are created, yarns are spun, and fibres are cultivated, even respectable companies are guilty of concealing labor conditions.
But Tripping says it's a media hoax. For example, “bad working conditions and child labor are now linked with every Asian factory.” Tripping says vendors are becoming more upfront about labor conditions, employee treatment, and factory circumstances. I've even requested merchants to show me their shops,” he said in one of his videos. Then there was the (subreddit) video. In one film, employees load a “top grade Yeezy” factory. “Compared to all the horrible warehouse jobs
Production f These items
The irreverent charm and supporting attitude of young people who ultimately simply want to look fashionable and don't want money to be the reason they lose out is what makes FashionReps a terrific community. Fashion places that aren't predicated on money, social position, or nepotism are unusual, if not impossible to discover. Camiel tells me the community recently united to pursue vendors who started collecting bigger commissions. “I like how we occasionally cooperate to achieve our goals.”
Tripping is unconcerned that purchasing representatives steal revenue from employees, businesses, and designers. “A corporation makes money once a limited sneaker is produced and sells out in seconds. An Air Jordan 1 costs $15-$16 to produce. That shoe's markup is above 100%. This is ok with Nike. You are practically promoting the brand if you are wearing a knockoff of that pricey sneaker. Replicas are there to spice up the dull and fake culture of sneakers.”
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