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Purse Parties: A Phenomenology of In-Home Counterfeit Luxury Events

Qualitative Consumer Research

ISBN: 978-1-78714-492-7, eISBN: 978-1-78714-491-0

ISSN: 1548-6435

Publication date: 1 August 2017



The main contribution is a typology representing four types of purse party consumers: loyal, curious/social, skeptic, and disengaged. This proposed typology stems from the aforementioned themes uncovered. Further, authors identify the social implications of in-home purse parties and underscore the significance of an under-investigated purchase channel.




The authors thank the University of Texas-Austin Student Enrichment Funds Program for supporting this research study and Michelle McCloskey for her assistance.


Mitchell, N.A., Scheinbaum, A.C., Li, D. and Wang, W. (2017), "Purse Parties: A Phenomenology of In-Home Counterfeit Luxury Events", Qualitative Consumer Research (Review of Marketing Research, Vol. 14), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 227-255.



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