many people buy brands and give up wearing something that is an imitation fot not being true, and think that they will not give a good image to the rest.
On the one hand, it is true that they are of better quality and last longer,although imitations are sometimes very good too. A brand is also known all over the world. When they are seen by people, people want more of that original product. Your friends will not judge you if you wear something brand and will see you as someone who has money, when it shouldn't be this way. However, imitations are cheaper an seem original,you save money and the image you give is the same, since sometimes it noticed that it isn't imiation.
For me, imitations help people who want something and the original price is very high and if you take care of it, it will las too.