Fashion (Canada) - - Letters -

The ethics of buy­ing fake goods aside (“Counter Moves”), there is no deny­ing the thrill of get­ting some­thing for less, even if it’s a look-alike. It’s very sim­i­lar to the high a “40 per cent off” sale sign can gen­er­ate when it’s in the win­dow of our favourite store. Some­one who can spend $2,000 for a fake bag could likely have af­forded the real thing. It’s not so much about money, then, but about the in­cred­i­ble at­trac­tion of a good deal, even if it’s too good to be true. In gen­eral, though, the fashion world—and the world al­to­gether— could ben­e­fit from our spend­ing more and buy­ing less. —Véronique (Toronto)

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