Love Our Handbags Being Real – What does Faux Leather Mean?August 5, 2011
Well we do it too, but we are upfront about it. A lot of handbag company’s use the words “faux leather” or “faux material” and so do we. We have even seen a bag company advertise “genuine faux leather”. That one was amazing to us.
The fact of the matter is faux means imitation or fake. It is a french term that is pronounced “foh” (with a long O), with the exact meaning of “false”. Our industry has changed its meaning as if faux was an exotic material. It’s not. It does sound better that saying false or fake doesn’t it.
But Love Our Glamour is being real and we use it because it does sound better, but it really means imitation of the real material, so faux leather means imitation leather or artificial leather. We provide the word faux leather in the title of the handbag, but we often say its synthetic or simulated leather as well.
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- Faux leather vs leather: can you tell the difference? (moneyviews.com)