Since Marc Jacobs and Victoria Beckham's friendship may have blossomed due to a fake Louis Vuitton, fake designer bags have only gotten worse.
In fact, there’s a new breed in town: the superfake! It’s a counterfeit that apparently looks so authentic, even experts have trouble telling whether it’s real or not.
According to Mark Ellwood, author of Bargain Fever:
"A superfake comes from a factory, either at midnight with it vanished when no one’s looking. It was supposed to be damaged and someone can slip it in their bag and take it home."
Of course, these superfakes come with even heftier price tags than the estimated $25-$50 that a regular fake would go for. We’re talking more like the $500 to $1500 range!!
But as Susan Scafidi, a professor at Fordham University, described, the heftiest price of all is:
"Certainly we have evidence that it’s gone to fund organized crime, that it’s gone to fund terrorism. If you put your name on the label, you are going to be more concerned about your factory standards than if you are putting somebody else’s name on the label and faking it. And that does lead to all kinds of labor abuses, including child labor."
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