Sunday, 23 May 2010
Back when I was still incredibly impressionable, I had an unhealthy obssession with LV product that I went and purchased this back pack from a market vendor in London just to show off to my friends that I was 'the man'. Cost £30.
In hind sight, I shouldn't have done it coz the counterfeit market hepls fuel some hedious crimes like terrorism and the like. I couldn't be bothered with that back then; all I wanted was to look fly; whether real or fake, until I started to read and research into the plight of child labourers in south-east asia and the under world that run these organised crime syndicates and their connection to human injustice.
This brought up one question- what are these big corporates doing to combat this illegal trade?
Well, I was pleased to find that LV spends atleast $14 million anually chasing and prosecuting these guys and anyone dealing them. Case in point was on 30th June 2008 the landmark case LV won $63 million from E-bay for selling counterfeit products.
Atleast some one is doing something to combat this global scourge.
On a lighter note, I saw this backpack on the mens'wear day during LFW...
Nowadays, I'm content with my red and black tote from Reiss that I got at a reasonable sum of £117. Never been happier with it since it carries every thing including the kitchen sink and still goes strong. They don't make em any more coz the other day I went online to get one in just black and they had been discontinued.