June 27, 2012 02:30 PM by Gina Hall
In this economy even the rich-and-not-quite-so-famous stars need to find a way to save a buck here or there. Bethenny Frankel has found a way that’s giving her a lot of flack from the 1%. What is the “Real Housewives of New York City” star’s secret?
According to “Star Magazine,” Bethenny Frankel has recently been accused of carrying, gasp, knock-off designer handbags. These knock-offs that can sell for $750-$1000 each are apparently a no-no among the elite who can afford to pay into the tens-of-thousands of dollars for a place to put their wallet and tampons. But apparently it’s one thing to buy one by mistake, it’s another to court the knock-offs knowingly. And the rich will shame you until you get off your couch and into Barney’s to buy the real deal.
“Bethenny’s first Birkin bag worn on Real Housewives was bought off eBay,” said a source. Well, sometimes it’s hard to justify a $10,000 expense if you don’t know if you’re going to be the one that earns her fame and fortune off a reality tv show. It took some time for her to sell Skinny Girl cocktails for $120 million.
And apparently Bethenny also has a woman bring fake Chanel, Gucci and Hermès handbags to her home. ”The bags are the highest-quality knockoffs from China; it’s really tough to tell the difference,” said the person close to the situation.
While Bethenny hasn’t come clean about the knock-offs, she has recently admitted to having fake boobs, size D to be exact, but had them removed.
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