TikTok is the latest place for viral life hacks. With over 88 billion views, under the hashtag lifehack on the app, it seems to be the place to be for girls to stay on top of trends.
BAD ON A BUDGET?!
The latest hack taking the internet by storm comes from gworlz who are saving up their coins and buying high-end designer replicas.
If you’ve spent any time on TikTok, you’ve seen users showcasing their design finds on sites like DHGate, Aliexpress, and more. The girls of Tiktok have found an affordable way to get by on the latest drip.
User @thebarbieari0 shares videos of her unboxing her found replicas. A video that currently has 3.3 million views shows various items from Gucci, Jordan, Chanel and Louis Vuitton.
“When they think you’re rich, but it all comes from the door of DH,” they wrote in their video, which was published in August 2022.
Another video showed a woman unboxing a DHGate Christian Dior replica that she bought for $60. The actual price of the bag is $3350.00 on the fashion brand’s site.
DROP OR DROW?
Tiktok girls are living their best “luxury” lives with dhgate items love it
— Nads (@nadia_boheme) August 22, 2022
There was a time when being caught with a “knockoff,” “fake” or “replica” was socially unacceptable and could ruin someone’s fashion credibility. Now, this idea is not as embarrassing as it was years ago.
Why do they do it?! Well, it looks like the girls are being financially responsible.
Today, designer replicas are becoming more acceptable among Gen Z. There are thousands of YouTube purchases and TikTok trends showing 20-somethings showing off their luxury knockoffs purchased at 90% off retail price.
Others believe that the difference is not noticeable and that the quality is as good as the authentic item.
HACK OR WACK?!
The DhGate craze has some of the world in a frenzy. While some have no shame in their game, others ask “aren’t you ashamed?”
The reactions of Twitter users show a different side of this economic trick.
I don’t know I just can’t get with dhgate tiktok girls
— Jaylajoi. (@gorgeousjoi_) August 16, 2022
people on tiktok love dhgate thats very weird to me 😭😭😭 if its not your time its just not your time wtf
— BADA$$ (@iamasiabanks) June 14, 2021
#TeaMates, so what’s the consensus? Is fake designer the way to go?