According to a study conducted by the website CouponCodes4u.com, three-quarters of women admitted that they had knowing purchased a counterfeit fashion item. Over half of the respondents stated that they bought the fake product because they couldn’t afford the legitimate item, and 37 percent stated that they wanted to impress people with their fake item.
2,105 women answered questions in the poll.
Almost a third of the respondents bought replica handbags and wallets, and nearly 25 percent of the women bought a fake designer dress or replica clothing items. 20 percent bought jewelry or replica shoes.
Source: Patricia Reaney, “In quest for designer look, U.S. women admit buying knockoffs,” Reuters, January 8, 2013.