19 February 2012

Review: Fake Rocco

I finally gave in. I committed arguably one of the worst fashion sins there is and bought a fake "designer" handbag.

If you follow any fashion blog/vloggers then you will probably have heard of the Alexander Wang Rocco counterfeit bag (known as the "focco") which is available for a fraction of the price, on eBay. It started becoming a bit of a craze back in the summer and I held off buying one for a few months, but finally succumbed.

I wouldn't get much change from £1000 if I bought the real deal and as I am still but a student I decided to buy a look-a-like. Before you all burn me at the stake, the bag on eBay is not actually advertised as "Alexander Wang", in fact the name is mentioned nowhere on the bag or advert at all. 

Anyway, enough trying to convince myself. I thought I would review the bag for anyone who wants to buy it.

Firstly, I bought the bag from flowerheart2010 eBay seller for £25 but there are lots of other sellers out there, all you need to do it search something like "celebrity studded bag" and plenty will come up.

Here are some photos of the bag:

I personally love the look of this bag, especially the studs. It is not real leather and neither is the quality of the material great but it definitely looks good quality and feels like leather.
The size is perfect and just fits A4; it has a zip pocket inside as well as pouches for a phone and keys.
In terms of value for money I think that this bag is excellent. Having said this, although it may look very durable, but don't expect miracles when it comes to the quality of this bag. 
I bought this bag without a strap but there are sellers who do it with one and it is also available in various colours including brown and grey.
With regards to the seller that I purchased from, the transaction was smooth, P&P reasonable and delivery was speedy.
Overall, I give this bag a solid 7 out of 10 purely because it looks so good. You never know, if I still like it as much as I do now I might buy the real thing.. if I manage to finish university.. and if my mum lets me. 


Noora said...

Hi, I was really bored right now, and I decided to type in on Google "prom hijabs", becuase I just wanted to see what I could find (: I'm not going to prom (I don't want to, I'm not a very social person haha) but i DO wear hijab, so I just wanted to see what I could find.
...And I found your blog! And it is absolutely amazing! I love the fashion advice you give!

& the bag is pretty, although kind of plain at the top. Nonetheless, it is gorgeous. (:

Thanks! (:
-love from Noora <3

Stylish Muslimah said...

Noora: Aw thank you, glad you like the blog :D
Salam x

Roshni said...

I have this in grey! One of my fav. buys...who cares if its a duplicate :P

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your blog...I'm considering converting and it has helped me in more ways than you could know. --Tia

Stylish Muslimah said...

Tia: Aww you're welcome :) I'm so glad that you like the blog. I wish you all the very best and please do let me know if you ever have any questions/post requests etc.

Salam :D x

Anonymous said...

Thank you....I do have so many questions. I'd like to read a post about young women who have converted. It is hard to find young woman who have already experienced what I am experiencing now. --Tia

Stylish Muslimah said...

Tia: There are plenty of young converts on YouTube, two of my favorites are on the channel below:


Also, http://www.misshijabi.com/ is a convert as is http://ilovehishmatheblog.blogspot.com/ though they have slightly different takes on Islam. You can also find the second girl (Pixie) on a collaboration blog http://howtolivelikeanomaniprincess.blogspot.com/.

There are plenty more, these are the ones I follow though.

I really hope that this helps you!

Also, do you mind me asking your age?

Salam xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for these resources. I will definitely visit the links. No I do not mind, I am 21 :) . --Tia

Stylish Muslimah said...

Tia: Aw same as me! :D xx

Anonymous said...

Is it possible for me to email you some questions instead of posting them ?? ----Tia

Stylish Muslimah said...

Tia: Yes, of course it is! I will try my best to answer them. Just use the ymail email at the side and I will then reply to you through my personal email :)


haiina said...

just want to say...
"im guilty of buying *shame bags* lol

jessica said...

Love your bag, I just found your blog! And it is absolutely awesome! beautiful collection of printed bags.