Some people buy replica Chanel products because they think they are getting a good deal on something just like the real thing. However, what at first may appear to be a good deal, will quickly seem otherwise as materials fray, handles break and linings rip.

However, the costs run far deeper than just wasting your money. Many people, even children, are exploited in the making of knockoff handbags, sometimes working for only pennies a day. Counterfeiting also hurts your local economy, taking away millions of dollars from schools and public services, because sellers and makers of replica goods do not generally pay taxes.