We did it! We drove to L.A.
It was an easy drive, past Capitol Records.
It was easy after I got lost and then found again!
Only took about 40 minutes!
Then we were there!
Santee Alley. I have lived in So. Cal since 1984 and have never been here! The alley goes on for blocks but the whole fashion district seems like miles long!! So many places to shop!
We came for one thing, and one thing only! We were on a mission!
So we started to walk around and wait for vendors to whisper in our ears…”Coco, Prada, LV”. Nobody. Not a word. So I started asking quietly and got a lot of head shakes. Then all of a sudden I asked a guy and he pointed to an older guy and told me to talk to him. So I did.
The older guy said. “Follow me”. I kid you not.
We went up some crazy, dicey stairs and found ourselves up on a roof top with small storage units. He made a call. Another guy showed up with a key, looked us over, nodded and then opened the storage unit and we walked back in behind the black curtain to find a bunch of handbags, all knock offs, all pretty good.
We picked out two, haggled a bit and got a good price. He stuck them in a big black bag and we got the hell out of there!
My kids was like… “um mom, what was that all about?” I was like “just keep walking and lets go!”
Mission accomplished. I had so much fun doing that it was not even funny!
Heres the loot!
Bag one: Seriously cute.
Are these the greatest knock offs? Probably not. I have no idea. Good enough for me!
My kid is thrilled and I had so much fun just doing that! I must have criminal blood or something!
It comes with a little make up bag.
The hardware leaves a lot to be desired as well. So what? Its just for fun!
But come on! LV!
How fun is that!?!
I got a happy kid and I had a blast going there. I am definitely going back someday. There is everything under the sun there. I actually can’t wait to go back!
As soon as my budget is back on track after the holidays.
Okay, I spent $130.00 for both these bags. So in my view, totally worth it.
If you buy knock offs online, you spend a lot more than that AND you have to get them from China where you could wait months.
I have never bought knock offs before! My kid wanted them and at least she realizes the real thing is not even a possibility, but she is pleased as punch to be able to have these cuties!
Would you buy knock offs?
Next time I want a Chanel for me! 😉
That was a fun LA thing to do!