Posts tagged "counterfeits"

When A Label Knockoff Is Much More Than A Rip-Off

Most tourists that visit New York know that if you want a Coach bag, but don’t want to pay Coach prices, you can head down to Chinatown and buy a Coach knockoff for a fraction of the designer price. The counterfeit business is a multimillion dollar illegal industry, and you’d be surprised how many fashionista…

Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2011

Are These Jeans Real True Religion Or Fake?

Find out after the jump.

Annika Harris / August 20, 2010

Tourist Fined €1000 For Buying €7 Counterfeit Louis Vuitton Bag

In an apparent effort to be as ridiculous as possible, Italian mayor Francesco Calzavara has instituted insane fines for people caught purchasing counterfeit goods. Ursula Corel, a 65-year-old tourist visiting from Vienna, learned this the hard way last week when she was fined €1000 while haggling for a €7 Louis Vuitton replica on the beach…

Lily Q / June 11, 2010

Should Fashion Knockoffs Be Illegal?

Over the weekend, a fashion industry caucus called the “Congressional Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Business Caucus” was approved in Washington, DC. Boring though the name may be, the things they’d like to get done are actually pretty cool. Aside from the expected aim of curtailing design copying and counterfeiting, the caucus will also focus o…

Lily Q / March 31, 2010