Recently I have been following Alexandra Sinderbrand's blog, Cheap JAP. Her focus is how to be a fashionista without shelling out the big bucks for it - mainly in the realm of thrift store finds, which by the way is also an environmentally friendly way to shop. She has great tips for how to be a smart, savy thrifter.
The name of the blog aside (I have issues with the term JAP most of the time but her choice of name here seems to have a point, but that is for another post), she raises some very interesting issues in her article for the Huffington Post.
You can find it at Fashion's Fight Against Fakes: An Exercise in Hypocrisy