One of my friends sells knock-off bags. She rents a booth in this exclusive hair salon in Rye, NY. Every now and then she talks me into bying a bag. I never did find out her cost, but she sells them from $100- $150. I never paid more than $40. They are in my closet with broken straps the total of 3 in 5 years.
When the feast of San Gennaro in The Village and Little Italy takes place, I always make it a day of it. I re-visit China Town, and I am acosted with pictures of these knock-off bags ( it is illegal to buy or cell in NYC) they usually take you through a hidden closet, they open these enormous drawers and violá designer’s bags galore.
I usually fall in love with the garments, the slippers and the paper lantern.
I stop for lunch in Little Italy at one of the sidewalk cafes. Some have casual and some have formal menus.
As a vegetarian, I basically eat pasta, pizza or their famous pasta and faggioli or the minestroni soup. I usually keep tab, next time will always try something new.