Calling out celebs’ fake designer togs

A cheeky Instagram account is exposing South African celebs for flaunting fake designer labels! It’s fairly new, with just more than 30 posts, but “Fake Gucci Community SA” has already racked up nearly 90 000 followers. Its intentions are made clear in its tagline: “I’m here to expose these designer wanna be’s, stick with your Zara and H&M if you can’t afford the real thing!” 👀


Those receiving the heat include TV personality Somizi Mhlongo, rapper Big Zulu, and newly-minted PSL club owner Shauwn Mkhize. Hilariously, some celebrities are now responding by producing receipts for their designer bling.  

Look, we at explain hate the idea of publicly shaming anyone, but we just had to chuckle at this – South Africans have zero chill!

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 19 August 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.