Thursday, December 17, 2009

buying counterfit luxury goods is the most revolutionary thing

This Holiday Season Buy Counterfeit Goods - It's The Most Revolutionary Thing You Can Do

Those of you who roll in high society consumer circles such as myself will immediately recognize this branding as Louis Vuitton, a luxury goods manufacture whose bags cost thousands of dollars. Let's not even get into the realm of the fact that paying thousands of dollars for handbags is the worst thing. We'll go past that little fact and let's just take a look at the bag in question;

I submit that the most subversive thing any of the proletariat can do is to adopt this brand, which symbolizes wealthy excess, as their own. By embracing that which those above your means hold close as the

Here is a vehicle of a the proletariat, a 1991 Chevrolet Cutlass, clad in Louis Vuitton branding. By adopting the branding of a luxury goods manufacturer, you are destroying its image. Simultaneously, since most of these counterfeit goods are made in third world factories, you are supporting local economies of starving workers.

Next Subject: Burberry

Blurberry is a clother of English and global high society. Their instantaneously recognizable "burberry check"(seen above) used to be synonymous with wealth and taste. They spend millions of dollars to achieve this brand identity. However, it has been subverted by the English proletariat as seen here:

This has resulted in a decline of Burberry's brand identity, and was so successful that bruberry no longer uses its signature check prominently on the outside of clothes.

This should be a lesson to everyone. You don't need to steal it directly from the store in order to stick it to the man. You are more than likely going to get arrested for the shop lifting anyway. Poors risking jail time for luxury products would probably only serve to increase the perceived value of said product.

Since these goods are valued for their exclusivity, any attack on that exclusivity hurts the brand in general. Just take a look at Dolce & Gabbana. I'm sure that once Bruno started prancing around with the product degrading the products perceived value to all those upper crust folks, the amount of people buying into said marketing is going to decrease as they don't want to be related to Bruno.

But perhaps that leads to a new question. That knockoff D&G glasses the Jamaican dude at the mall kiosk is selling may not be the bullet to the big corporations. I guess that it's the gaggle of fat uggos that rolled up to the club decked out in D&G ruins the product as a center piece in terms of product images.

The knockoffs in the fashion industry create a churning effect that benefits the luxury designers at the apex of the totem pole; after a new line of luxury fashion is released, the later proliferation of knockoffs make rich consumers want to buy the next line as soon as it available in order to refresh their elite consumerist image. While this lines the pockets of the companies, I guess it does make those seeking elitism poorer and eventually knocking them down to buying knockoffs to maintain such an image.

On one hand the attempt to undermine the system actually sustains it.. But then again, we're talking about the fashion industry here. Fashion used to be one thing but now it's only representative of how much money you're prepared to spend on an image.

The odd thing about a lot of knockoffs is that some of them are made in the same factories as the real things by the same people. Which makes you realize that the only way to really live is by buying fair trade or buying used in order to maintain some ethical high ground.

In conclusion, if you don't wear or buy conterfeit luxury goods such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Rolex, Coach, Burberry, Dolce&Gabbana, etc. then you're not doing your part to both bankrupt elitist trying to maintain their status and bring shame to the name of those obituary popular brand names. Think about that while you're doing your out there shopping for presents.

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