Ok so tell me what you think or how you would feel..

KeeweeKeewee Posts: 1,376Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Ok I received a gift for xmas... Ok so here it is, it was a Prada Handbag in a Nordstrom Box, the handbag is a knock off and the persn put it in a Nordstrom box and said its a Prada, the bag came with no tags no gift reciept nothing.. I do know the bag is a knock off because a real one would cost ALOT of money, so the person who gave it to me is telling me its a real bag and it came from Nordstrom.. I really feel bad, not because the bag is a fake but because she put it in a Nordstrom box and is trying to make me think it is real.. i would have felt better if it came in a regular box and she said oh I hope you like it, its a knock off... How would you feel??? I mean does she think I 'am that stupid that I don't know its a fake.. Its really cute actually, but the thing that is bothering me is that she istrying to pull it off that it is real.. IDK
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Maybe she thinks it is real. Other than that, why lie? Is she known to try and impress people with her phony wealth?
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    I say use it and enjoy!
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yeah, ITA Speckla. Just smile and enjoy it. At least it's cute, right?
  • BoomygrrlBoomygrrl Posts: 4,940Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My grandmother is like that. God love her. She will pretend like something is designer. I think some people want to live up to some kind of image.
    I wouldn't make an issue out of it. You know the truth. Just thank her and enjoy it.
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  • KindredsTwin1983KindredsTwin1983 Posts: 347Registered Users
    The nerve of that girl!!!!!

    Ya know what....

    Next time she comes to your place make sure you have that purse sitting out prominently on top of the garbage pile at the end of your driveway so she can see it.
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  • KeeweeKeewee Posts: 1,376Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yea I guess your right, I just got a little offended.. IDK...
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  • TLMMMTLMMM Posts: 457Registered Users
    The nerve of that girl!!!!!

    Ya know what....

    Next time she comes to your place make sure you have that purse sitting out prominently on top of the garbage pile at the end of your driveway so she can see it.

    :lol:

    I do think she knew the bag was fake and that you wouldn't know the difference, care, or say anything. I don't know how you feel about knock offs but I wouldn't carry it, and would probably toss it. she won't have the nerve to ask, and if she does, just tell her it doesn't fit with your wardrobe.
  • KeeweeKeewee Posts: 1,376Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I guess if I was a real Biatch... I would ask for the receipt to say I wanted to exchange it or that something was wrong with it.. But I just couldn't do that... I am grateful and all, but I mean really and she knows that I use designer bags all the time so I just don't get it. Oh well at least its cute..
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  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    Firstly I'd be grateful for the gift. Unless the giver specifically said it was real, then she's not even really misleading you-- she probably just had a Nordstrom box laying around. To say anything it might make you seem petty.

    Look at it as what it is: a gift of a cute bag. The rest of it? You're kinda makin up in your head.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    That's so weird. She was intentionally trying to pass off a fake Prada as a real one? As if you don't know the difference? :lol:

    I guess one could argue that she was really trying to impress you for some reason and you should be flattered. But jeez, how embarrassing for her.

    How close are you to this person, btw?

    I'd give the bag to my daughter to play with.
  • merynmeryn Posts: 1,807Registered Users Curl Novice
    Firstly I'd be grateful for the gift. Unless the giver specifically said it was real, then she's not even really misleading you-- she probably just had a Nordstrom box laying around. To say anything it might make you seem petty.

    Look at it as what it is: a gift of a cute bag. The rest of it? You're kinda makin up in your head.

    Seriously.

    Also, are you SURE it isn't authentic? She could have bought it hot off the back of a truck. *shrugs*
  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Novice
    Or maybe it's real and she bought used off ebay?
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  • bushyheadbushyhead Posts: 1,676Registered Users
    I heard on the radio that people were buying Tiffany boxes off eBay and putting non-Tiffany jewelry in them and giving them as gifts. They didn't start figuring it out until people started trying to return the gifts and discovered that they weren't real Tiffany. Maybe this was the same kind of thing? There was another company whose boxes were being sold as well, but I can't remember what it was . . .
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  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,938Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    The nerve of that girl!!!!!

    Ya know what....

    Next time she comes to your place make sure you have that purse sitting out prominently on top of the garbage pile at the end of your driveway so she can see it.

    Holy over reaction, Batman.

    Treat it like any other gift you don't love...smile, say thanks, be glad you have friends, and move on with your life.
  • chicagocurly78chicagocurly78 Posts: 463Registered Users
    I hate being lied to, but if someone did that to me, I think I would just laugh to myself and color them odd. But at the same time, I think it would take a lot for me to ever believe anything that ever came out of their mouth from that point on.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm just reading these posts shaking my head...

    Throw a bag in the trash because it's a "knockoff"? Really?

    Expecting an uber-expensive gift from someone I wasn't married to or sleeping with? I don't think so.

    Honestly, I'd just be thankful for the gift, and use it if I liked it. Or not use it if I didn't.
  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,151Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    CGNYC wrote: »
    The nerve of that girl!!!!!

    Ya know what....

    Next time she comes to your place make sure you have that purse sitting out prominently on top of the garbage pile at the end of your driveway so she can see it.

    Holy over reaction, Batman.

    Treat it like any other gift you don't love...smile, say thanks, be glad you have friends, and move on with your life.

    LOL! I think she was being facetious, CGNYC.
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    :lol:

    Sorry....but, :lol:
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  • tctc Posts: 986Registered Users
    I am dying to see a pic of this bag that is causing so much angst!
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  • KeeweeKeewee Posts: 1,376Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm just reading these posts shaking my head...

    Throw a bag in the trash because it's a "knockoff"? Really?

    Expecting an uber-expensive gift from someone I wasn't married to or sleeping with? I don't think so.

    Honestly, I'd just be thankful for the gift, and use it if I liked it. Or not use it if I didn't.

    The thing that is bothering me is not that the bag is fake, believe me I don't expect anyone to buy me such an expensive gift Unless like you said I was married or sleeping with them. ( But what bothers me is putting it in the Nordstrom box and telling me its a Prada, I mean i know its a fake for godsakes the inside has a tag that says made in china. I just feel bad that she is trying to pull one off as real, I would have appreciated it more if it was in a regular box and just given to me, without saying Oh its a Prada and I bought it in Nordstrom, you know what I'm saying?? I just think it is tacky, I mean I would never buy something and then try to pass it off as something else, sometimes I don't even want to buy something using a coupon and giving the person a gift receipt and then have them know I got it on sale for cheap you know what I am saying??
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 9,773Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Who is the person that gave you the bag? Is it a bf or a family member? I would feel odd, if someone close to me tried to fool me with the handbag. Why would they not be honest with you? If a family member or a bf gave me a knock off, they would tell me. I would certainly thank them & carry it, if I liked it. I can understand feeling weird that they thought they could make you believe they spent money on an original when it is a knock off. I would wonder about the relationship I have with this person. I know I would never try to deceive anyone close to me. I think it's more about the relationship then it is about the handbag.
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  • DeljahDeljah Posts: 47Registered Users
    I'd be offended at the intentional deception, and it would affect our friendship in some way.

    My husband and I would get a gooood laugh out of it, along with everyone else that I'd tell, and I would never carry the bag.
  • KeeweeKeewee Posts: 1,376Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Lotsawaves wrote: »
    Who is the person that gave you the bag? Is it a bf or a family member? I would feel odd, if someone close to me tried to fool me with the handbag. Why would they not be honest with you? If a family member or a bf gave me a knock off, they would tell me. I would certainly thank them & carry it, if I liked it. I can understand feeling weird that they thought they could make you believe they spent money on an original when it is a knock off. I would wonder about the relationship I have with this person. I know I would never try to deceive anyone close to me. I think it's more about the relationship then it is about the handbag.

    It is fairly a close person, I guess what I am trying to say is that I do feel offended by this, I would have much rather her say here is my gift its a knock off I hope you like it, rather then her try and deceive me and tell me its real and from Nordstrom or say sorry I only had a Nordstrom box to put it in.. I hope you like it...
    I mean I would never expect such an elaborate gift as this to begin with..

    I guess you are right Lotsa I should think more of the relationship then the actually gift and now it is making me wonder..
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  • chicagocurly78chicagocurly78 Posts: 463Registered Users
    Keewee wrote: »
    Lotsawaves wrote: »
    Who is the person that gave you the bag? Is it a bf or a family member? I would feel odd, if someone close to me tried to fool me with the handbag. Why would they not be honest with you? If a family member or a bf gave me a knock off, they would tell me. I would certainly thank them & carry it, if I liked it. I can understand feeling weird that they thought they could make you believe they spent money on an original when it is a knock off. I would wonder about the relationship I have with this person. I know I would never try to deceive anyone close to me. I think it's more about the relationship then it is about the handbag.

    It is fairly a close person, I guess what I am trying to say is that I do feel offended by this, I would have much rather her say here is my gift its a knock off I hope you like it, rather then her try and deceive me and tell me its real and from Nordstrom or say sorry I only had a Nordstrom box to put it in.. I hope you like it...
    I mean I would never expect such an elaborate gift as this to begin with..

    I guess you are right Lotsa I should think more of the relationship then the actually gift and now it is making me wonder..

    One of my exes gave me a necklace from Target in a Nordstrom box, probably because he didn't have any other box to put it in. I didn't ask him about it, because, like you, I knew it wasn't Nordstrom. But if he would have TOLD me that it was from Nord, with me knowing that it wasn't.....I would have broke up with him. Lying is lying.
  • TrenellTrenell Posts: 3,562Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I think if it is a fake, she knows it's a fake and was trying to pass it off the real thing it's extremely tacky.

    I'm not fan of knockoffs. I'd rather have no bag than a fake one. There are plenty of cute non-designer purses out there.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I would just say thank you for the gift, and not try to return it.
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 9,773Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Keewee wrote: »
    Lotsawaves wrote: »
    Who is the person that gave you the bag? Is it a bf or a family member? I would feel odd, if someone close to me tried to fool me with the handbag. Why would they not be honest with you? If a family member or a bf gave me a knock off, they would tell me. I would certainly thank them & carry it, if I liked it. I can understand feeling weird that they thought they could make you believe they spent money on an original when it is a knock off. I would wonder about the relationship I have with this person. I know I would never try to deceive anyone close to me. I think it's more about the relationship then it is about the handbag.

    It is fairly a close person, I guess what I am trying to say is that I do feel offended by this, I would have much rather her say here is my gift its a knock off I hope you like it, rather then her try and deceive me and tell me its real and from Nordstrom or say sorry I only had a Nordstrom box to put it in.. I hope you like it...
    I mean I would never expect such an elaborate gift as this to begin with..

    I guess you are right Lotsa I should think more of the relationship then the actually gift and now it is making me wonder..

    Yea, I would definitely consider my relationship with her. I would wonder why she would think she needed to impress me. Bf's don't feel that need.
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  • DeljahDeljah Posts: 47Registered Users
    Trenell wrote: »
    I think if it is a fake, she knows it's a fake and was trying to pass it off the real thing it's extremely tacky.

    I'm not fan of knockoffs. I'd rather have no bag than a fake one. There are plenty of cute non-designer purses out there.

    ITA with this post.
  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    did she specifically say, "i got you a real prada bag from nordstroms"? or are you saying you feel like shes trying to pull a fast one because of the way it was presented to you?

    because if she is blatantly lying to you, then i can see being a bit upset by it. but maybe she really doesnt know. i have family members who "only wear designer clothes" but wouldnt know a designer bag if it came and slapped them in the face.
  • natural2anatural2a Posts: 154Registered Users
    Is there any chance that this was a joke? Is she testing you to see if you can tell the difference? Or, maybe she bought it off of ebay, thought it was real, and SHE doesn't know the difference.

    un....com...fort...a...ble.... indeed.

    I guess you could tell her that you've been thinking about it and that you feel bad that she spent so much money on a gift (no matter how much, perhaps it was too much). You could tell her that you'd like her to keep it and that you'd really rather just spend some time with her than exchange gifts at the holidays. That way, the pressure is off and you won't have to anticipate this next year.
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