“Hello Eva, hope all is well.
I’ve been browsing around looking for a Celine replica bag to buy, and came across your blog. I can’t tell you how much I love it. It’s a pleasure to meet you and I want you to know that the information you share is very useful.
I was never a big bag/purse lover, I’m much more into shoes if you know what I mean, and since I’m from Brazil but live in Miami, I travel back and forth quite often. As you probably know, Brazil is not the safest place for one to stroll around exhibiting an expensive bag, which is not fair if you want to have good quality stuff.
I was always against fake and replica products, but the world has changed and we actually don’t really know where things are manufactured anymore. The big and traditional brands that say “made in Italy” or ‘made in France” in their products have everything produced elsewhere, and just put the final steps together or maybe one of the steps of a given product’s production in Europe, and the exorbitant prices the final costumer ends up paying reflects taxes distributed in so many levels that we simply can’t understand, let alone afford.
I own a few original bags myself: one C****l, two LVs, 2 Gucci, a small Chloé and a Jimmy Choo clutch. Then a friend made my mind about Hermès, and I decided I wanted a Jypsiere bag. It was available online in orange, and the Miami store had a small ruby one when I went there to look for it, but the sales associate was so much of an asshole when I told him I wanted one in etoupe, that made me give up. He made me feel I wanted something impossible and the fact I was not a frequent buyer put me in a situation where I had no right to be “picky”, so I should “get what he had”.
This experience of looking for a very expensive bag, willing to pay for it, and being so neglected by an idiot trying to pretend a bad French accent, was able to change my mind completely. Women that put themselves up to this kind of treatment and endless waiting lists for very expensive stuff simply don’t know the value of their money. I just don’t belong in this crowd.
That being said, I decided to go for a fake one. After looking around a lot, I came across the website www.truereplica.com and started a conversation with Nancy Liu. She was always attentive and detail oriented when I asked her questions, as well as very clear when explained 2 different categories of Hermes replicas available. I decided to run the risk and went for the etoupe Jypsiere. Let’s just reinforce the fact that the original bag is $8500, and I paid $318 for that.
See the pictures below: the bag looks awesome!!!!!!! The leather is very beautiful and the finishing is also very good. I can’t tell you one single difference between this one and the bag I saw at the store, despite the color.
The flaws: the thread is dark and the actual Jypsiere available in etoupe has the thread lighter. It seems for what I’ve heard that last year’s model had the thread dark as mine, but I really don’t care. The clasp came missing one screw, but I emailed Nancy and since I had a friend purchasing a Birkin from her, she sent the extra screws with my friend’s bag. I decided to put the screw on myself which was a mistake, because I ended up bending the metal plaque a little, but I tried to make it visible in the picture I’m sending you and I can’t see it now. The hook was a little loose, so I did put a very small drop of glue to keep it attached.
From now on, it’s very likely I won’t buy any more original bags, unless it’s affordable. I’m honestly much more into putting my so hard-to-get money towards shoes, once the ergonomic features are capable of messing one’s ankles up if the shoes are not good, than investing in very expensive bags.
I hope this is helpful!!