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Old 25.02.2011, 13:11
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Re: My fake Louis Vuitton contraband was seized at Geneva Airport's Customs

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Would you own a fake LV product again?
Still curious.
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Old 25.02.2011, 13:44
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I think it is because of counterfeits that Louis Vuitton has reached such brand recognition. ...
Before this thread, I'd never heard of it.

"Fake Rolex" however, is definitely a brand in it's own right.
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Old 25.02.2011, 13:55
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Worst collaboration in history - ever. And please.....do not diss Bottega in front of me.....I bet Mrs Trev will agree with me.
Mrs Trev won't. And the ones you show there are not the ones you typically see on the streets of Switzerland. But if you want classy, here you are:







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Old 25.02.2011, 14:04
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I don't encourage cheating. Many people don't know the history of a brand when they buy it. I never bought and will never buy LV.
If the WW2 history of this bag-producer worries you, I sure hope you don't drive a Mercedes-Benz...

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Old 25.02.2011, 14:06
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If the WW2 history of this bag-producer worries you, I sure hope you don't drive a Mercedes-Benz...

Or take Aspirin, or drink fanta, or drink ammonia
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Old 25.02.2011, 14:22
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Re: My fake Louis Vuitton contraband was seized at Geneva Airport's Customs

Or drive a Porsche or a BMW. You also shouldn't use products from ThyssenKrupp or hold shares in IG paint. Boss clothes are also a no-no... about 2500 companies, quite a few of which are still around used forced labour in WWII.
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Or drive a Porsche or a BMW. You also shouldn't use products from ThyssenKrupp or hold shares in IG paint. Boss clothes are also a no-no... about 2500 companies, quite a few of which are still around used forced labour in WWII.

Conspicuously missing a list of Swiss companies there.

The Vuitton family is French. Pah... what can one expect? Cheese eating surrender monkeys!
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Old 25.02.2011, 14:32
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. Boss clothes are also a no-no... .
But I just bought a suit....

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Conspicuously missing a list of Swiss companies there.
Yeah, not to mention G.M.....
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Old 25.02.2011, 14:38
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Or drive a Porsche or a BMW. You also shouldn't use products from ThyssenKrupp or hold shares in IG paint. Boss clothes are also a no-no... about 2500 companies, quite a few of which are still around used forced labour in WWII.
Including some American corporations who had branches or susbsidiaries in Germany at the time. IBM and GM are two companies that benefitted from slave labour.
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Old 25.02.2011, 14:47
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A slightly ironic statement when you look at how much the fashion industry rips off from other designers
(PS my step daughter was in fashion design. "Borrowing" other peoples designs are a way of life) However that may be a tad difference from trying to pass of a hookey version as the real thing. Doesn't anyone actually buy a fake and not know it is one?
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Including some American corporations who had branches or susbsidiaries in Germany at the time. IBM and GM are two companies that benefitted from slave labour.
Most of big companies are doing it... If we go totally ethic, we will have not much in our wardrobe and home. And everything would be produce locally...
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Old 25.02.2011, 15:11
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Re: My fake Louis Vuitton contraband was seized at Geneva Airport's Customs

Hmm...seems like expensive brands just make one's life difficult, even if we are not the ones who buy into them and happen to just receive it. I could care less for brands, unless it's something that makes noise. It's too hard to counterfeit quality sound, and if somebody actually manages it, then they deserve my cash . Brand name purses, shoes and so? I prefer the original look, rather than a brand name. It's pretty neanderthal of me, I guess...
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Old 25.02.2011, 15:15
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I could care less for brands, unless it's something that makes noise. It's too hard to counterfeit quality sound
That's why all my bikes are Guzzis or Ducatis!

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Still curious.
I didnt even know i have one!!
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Old 25.02.2011, 16:32
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I didnt even know i have one!!
so i guess you have a friend less by now.
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Old 25.02.2011, 16:44
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I started to write this as well, but then I deleted it, since I didn't want to turn this thread into racism.

So for the records; Carlos started it!

But you are right. The colour of your skin still seams to matters unfortunately.

Maybe I just look that awesome, but considering where I fly from and the fact that I'm brown, I think they should've always stopped me.....I've been in and out of Zurich quite a few times but never stopped even once (hope saying this doesn't jinx it).
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Old 25.02.2011, 17:02
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Maybe I just look that awesome, but considering where I fly from and the fact that I'm brown, I think they should've always stopped me.....I've been in and out of Zurich quite a few times but never stopped even once (hope saying this doesn't jinx it).
For the record: I as a white guy get far more often controlled in Asia than my Asian wife here. I think they suspect me to bring too much alcohol with me... or chewing gum.
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Old 25.02.2011, 17:25
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For the record: I as a white guy get far more often controlled in Asia than my Asian wife here. I think they suspect me to bring too much alcohol with me... or chewing gum.
Yeah I think they check for Alcohol... and well they check everyone... its not just you! trust me..... while I've never got controlled here or in the UK, I always get checked when I'm leaving my hometown... up to the extent of removing every single item from my bags and poking through my shoes with sharp items and then tasting it :P lol I think I'm going to put some nasty stuff in there next time!
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If the WW2 history of this bag-producer worries you, I sure hope you don't drive a Mercedes-Benz...

I thought Maybach made the engines fitted to the Tiger I ?
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Old 25.02.2011, 18:03
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Re: My fake Louis Vuitton contraband was seized at Geneva Airport's Customs

I'd like to see them confiscate this...
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Old 25.02.2011, 18:04
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I didnt even know i have one!!
Well, perhaps you broke the Nike rule of having no more than two swooshes about you at any one time. Three LV bags is a bit obvious.
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