How do you know if buying a fake handbag is right for you? There are many things you should consider before purchasing one. First of all, if you don't have a lot of money and know you can't afford an authentic handbag from the brand you love, you might want to buy a fake. However, if you don't think a fake will satisfy you, start an account and begin saving for an authentic one. Maybe you won't be able to get the exact style and size you want but at least it will be authentic. Before purchasing a fake, you must also decide whether or not you care if other people notice you are carrying a fake. Some handbag lovers are extremely critical of people who carry fakes and can spot one from a mile away. So if you're buying a designer handbag because you want positive attention, you may want to stay away from fakes as they may only bring negative attention. Sometimes it's better to have an average purse than to have a high end but obvious fake. So, if you are planning on buying a fake, make sure you're purchasing it because you want it and not because you want others to think highly of you.