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Nike Confirms “My Butt Is Big” Ad Is A Fake

You called it, Jezebel. The “My butt is big” Nike ad the blogosphere has been buzzing about all week is actually a fake. Jezebel and AdAge.com, an advertising industry blog, checked with Nike and Nike’s agency, who confirmed it’s bootylicious, but it’s not real! Instead, it’s just a canny knock-off of Nike’s actual 2005 “My butt is big” ad campaign. I guess I should have been suspicious that the fake ad spelled the word “embassador” with an “e” instead of the more common spelling with an “a.”

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Christian Louboutin Takes On Imposters

Everyone knows that buying fake products contributes to terrible working conditions and child labor, but for some reason, New York City’s Canal Street is still full of tourists, desperate for a bad Louis Vuitton or Coach knockoff. But that’s not the only way to score a fake. Clueless shoppers buy knockoffs online every day, and Christian Louboutin has had enough! In hopes of drawing further attention to the problem, Mr. Louboutin created a website devoted entirely to the end of imitation shoes, especially ones that look like his designs. Stop Fake Louboutin provides not only a list of all the sites selling fakes of his shoes, but also this highly amusing video of a bulldozer destroying hundreds of cheap red-soled shoes. Take that fake Loubs! [Styleite] Keep reading »

5 Tips On How To Avoid Fake Designer Scams

Luxury brand giant LVMH — they own Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Marc Jacobs and pretty much everything else that makes you salivate — is suing Google for letting non-LVMH companies associate their websites with search terms like “Louis Vuitton.” What this basically means is that people with shady handbag websites are buying ad spots for their copycat Louis bags and those ads are showing up when people search for the real deal. Sometimes it’s really easy to spot the fake. Oftentimes, however, underhanded websites try to pass themselves off as legit designer discounters and shoppers looking for a deal get royally screwed. Worst of all, “Guaranteed Authentic” doesn’t actually mean much online these days. Here are a few ways to figure out whether or not the purses you’re ogling are legit or big fat fakes… Keep reading »

The Best Things In Life To Fake

I am not a huge fan of “keeping it real.” Real often sucks. Where does real usually leave me? For starters: pale, too broke to afford jewelry I really want, mousy mop-topped and sleep deprived. I am not suggesting we all become cookie-cutter Barbies and I am all for embracing what nature gave us, yet there are just a few guilty pleasures in life where the fake version is indeed better than the real deal. Keep reading »

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