Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Adventures in Pradaland

I had a very interesting and humorous experience with a vintage purse this week. I'm always shopping around for great bags I can add to my store inventory or even just use myself or give to my daughter. So at one of my shopping trips I came across a patchwork purse that had a big “Prada” tag right on the front of it. So even though I know really only know something about vintage purses (say 1970s or older) of course I couldn't resist picking it up. I found it hard to believe that anyone would donate a Prada to a resale shop, so I didn't want to do anything with it without trying to get some other opinions on it. So I decided to join a designer purse forum, post some pictures, and see what the “experts” have to say. So basically they roundly excoriated me for picking up such a shoddy fake. Oh well, I prefer to stick with the older vintage anyway. I noticed later that the Prada label was even put on crooked....funny.


  1. So, you know, then, that you cannot resell this. It's totally illegal to sell counterfeit items, even with your honest disclaimer that it's a fake. You can resell it if you remove (and get rid of) the fake Prada label.