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Is Versace Jeans Real Versace?

Versace Jeans

This a question that comes quite often: “Is Versace Jeans real Versace?”

My definitive answer is YES, Versace Jeans Brand is Versace. The major difference was the market targeted by the brand. Versace for affluent middle-aged and the Jeans version is focussed on the younger generations at a lower cost. I say “was” because today the Versace Jeans brand is becoming its own Versace designer style.

VJ is what is called a diffusion brand, which is a line of products created by a high-end fashion designer (Versace in this case) that retails at lower prices.

Big brands use diffusion lines as a part of their strategy of massification of their luxury names. It helps with cash flow (more sales) and brand recognition.  Check out our Versace Jeans collection.

Versace Crossbody

A $1,850 Versace Crossbody

Versace Jeans Crossbody

A Crossbody Versace Jeans we sell at $124

Is Versace Jeans Real Versace?

Gianni Versace, like many other luxury brands, has diffusion lines to name a few:

  • Armani Exchange, Armani Jeans, Emporio Armani  for Armani
  • Cheap & Chic and Love Moschino for Moschino
  • CK, CK Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear for Calvin Klein
  • Just Cavalli, Cavalli Class and Roberto Cavalli Sport for Roberto Cavalli
  • MICHAEL by Michael Kors for Michael Kors
  • Versus, Versace Collection and VJ for Versace

A few notes, since January 2019, Versace has been acquired by Michael Kors Holdings, which is now Capri Holding. Capri also owns Jimmy Choo. Since the acquisition, Versace is merging all its diffusion brands into VJ.

Many people claim that all Versace brands are made in Italy, which is totally false. In the article Christina Schnell published, she says that if a Versace product is made in China, it is a blatant fake. She has no idea of what she is trying to talk about 🙂

Many products designed by Donatella Versace and her team including shirt design are manufactured in China, Singapore, and certainly soon in India. Many Versace products are still manufactured in Italy, but it’s getting less and less every year. The reason? More successful these brands are, more output they need, and there is not enough workforce in Italy for all the “Italian” Designers. If you are interested, I highly recommend the article on Gucci on Reference.com about what I call the Gucci scandal.

Gucci factories are in Prato and are held by Chinese businessmen who pay their illegal Chinese workers’ meager wages $3/hour – see the New York Times article.

Two choices, honesty with the origin of the product made in China or made in Italy using illegal underpaid Chinese workers.

As a footnote, Prato near Florence  (Gucci and Prada factories), has the second-largest population of Chinese in Europe, after Paris.

My Small Store keeps track of VJ transparency and its impact on the environment and working condition – as many major brands the lights are not turned 100% on but it’s going there. For example, all Versace plants will be running on renewable energy by 2025, great if though we would prefer to see more details about the complete workforce situation. One Step at the time!

Bottom line, if you buy a Versace Jeans brand from an approved retailer like My Small Store, you are sure you have a real Versace. If you purchase it on the streets of New York China town, you are sure you have a fake one 🙂

A fun fact did you know that you can buy a Versace condo, rent an apartment, and stay at a hotel designed by the famous designer? The most famous being the Palazzo Versace Dubai (I recommend looking at the pictures)  with prices starting at $180 for a king room, up to $800 for a Grand Suite Creek View. Other locations include part of China, India, Philipines, and other countries.

Why Versace Jeans?

Look at the price tag and the difference between the two crossbody bags above – $1,850 vs. $124. My lovely wife, who loves designer bags, says, why should I spend $1,850 for a Versace when I can get 10 Versace Jeans for much less than that?

If you look at our collection, you will find beautiful VJ at a fraction of a Versace, same beauty, same designers, same work quality. Do not think that VJ is a sub-brand as already stated, VJ is becoming a strong Versace arm.

What we like the most about VJ is that the designers are not going too far and many handbags have a beautiful minimalist concept while keeping the style and the luxury feeling.

Why My Small Store doesn’t sell Versace?

We did, and they are now only available offline only. That decision came after “funny” people would buy a fake Versace in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles, then order a real one from us. Cancel the order and return the fake one.

We grew tired of having to make police reports with almost zero chance to get our money back. So, if you want a reasonable price on a Versace, contact us to arrange a meeting here 🙂

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This a question that comes quite often: "Is Versace Jeans real Versace?"

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Royal Hot Sunglasses, must own #1 amazing shades!

Why Royal Hot Sunglasses?

Royal Hot sunglasses are not only good quality and have awesome designs but they also have the best ultraviolet protection possible (UV400). Cost wise they are really affordable starting @ $15 and going up to $50 for specialty shades. These are backed up by a 100% satisfaction guaranteed with exchange or full refund.

Each pair of Royal Hot sunglasses comes with a very cool luxury case, a cleaning cloth and a quite cool box (perfect for gifting). 

From standard driving polarized shades to round steampunk sunglasses you can get almost any style of frames but the famous 1950’s 1960’s cat eye design. 

What are our favorite ones? yes the steampunk frames – I am not talking about the John Lennon style of flat round lenses, I am talking about the real Steampunk. A sub-genre of science fantasy which incorporates designs inspired by 19th century industrial steam powered machines. Well alive with very cool places like the steampunk Truth Coffee in Cape Town, South Africa – I visited the place multiple times and it is a must see, the coffee is quite excellent as well.

steampunk-truth-coffee-cape-town

Looking back at Royal Hot, between driving big square eyewear, round Lennon, pilot style and other rimless frames you know that your shades will be different than your best friend one. 

In traditional culture, women sunglasses have unique designs like cat eye style, panthos design, or butterfly frame but that is changing. At My Small Store we realized that women love different frame designs and we offer sunglasses with total unisex styles – rectangle, oval, square, punk, round, aviator etc. 

The good old days of face shape dictate your glasses design are gone – no more oval face thus square frame, sorry. Today women wear whatever style they want.

Royal Hot sunglasses come with the highest ultraviolet protection available on the market UV400 which provides 100% UVA and UVB filtering. Both are quite dangerous to human eyes.  

Too much exposure to UVA is the cause of certain types of cataracts, as your cornea lets UVA pass through, it plays an important role in the development of macular degeneration. UVB is the one responsible for tanning but it causes sunburns not fun on your skin and extremely dangerous for your eyes as your cornea absorbs all UVB – thus cornea sunburns causing the famous snow blindness. 

Royal Hot shades also come with polarization that helps considerably with glares and reflections from smooth surfaces. Perfect for driving, fishing and all winter activities.  

Price wise, why own one pair of UV100 Julbo steampunk sunglasses at $99.98 when for the same budget you can get the same beautiful Royal Hot punk plus a pair of driving frames and a pair of classy all polarized UV400 (much better than UV100) with 100% satisfaction guaranteed and free shipping?

 

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Bobo Bird Unique Handmade Wood Sunglasses – #1 Quality

wood sunglasses

 

Bobo Bird manufacturing is located in Northern China. It all started in 1995 when a father made a wooden watch for his son. Years later, the son created the BOBO BIRD company for his father because the watch he received on his birthday was the most special gift he had ever gotten.

The name of BOBO BIRD comes from a North China local birds that their calling sounds like BO-BO.

Today Bobo Bird is not only a sunglasses brand but it also designs and manufactures beautiful and unique watches, wallets, and eco-friendly high-quality wooden sunglasses with 100 UV protection.

Why Wood Sunglasses?

First and most important, all woods are reclaimed and recycled. Maple wood, Bamboo, Zebrawood, Sandalwood, even the Zebrawood are reclaimed and recycled.  Making these wood frame sunglasses even better, each pair is unique. 

Bobo Bird wooden sunglasses are handmade, polarized lenses, UV400  protection, some are mirrored, some have acetate frames, some are 100% natural wood, or bamboo sunglasses. Look at our collection of the best wood sunglasses for men, women, or unisex.

Why choose a high level of UV protection, read our post about protective eyewear, how they work, and how they are made.