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Superfake Handbags Take Over The Counterfeit Game With Price Tags Upwards Of $500!

New breed of fake designer bags called superfakes are costing $500 and upwards!

Uh oh!

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:

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Ali Landry Puts Son To Work

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Ali Landry Puts Son To Work

They grow up so fast, don't they?

One day, they're only one year old, the next they're starting an office job. And for Ali Landry, that's literally ONE DAY!

The Bella star shared this pic of her young son Marcelo She tweeted:

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The Girl Epidemic Will Shock You! Watch HERE!!!

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Millions of girls are disappearing in India!

What is happening?? Where are they going??

Why are they being treated like an infectious disease???

Watch the thrilling trailer-style short (above) and help spread this awareness!!!

Luckily! There IS a cure for The Girl Epidemic:

Educating a girl is the most effective cure. Because when you educate a girl, you make her a valued member of society and begin changing deep-seated social norms and injustices. Help a girl gain an education and stop this epidemic.

These girls need help. Help them by helping the Nanhi Kali Charity foundation!!!

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Victoria's Secret Linked To Child Labor


How irresponsible!

Victoria's Secret has found itself smack dab in the middle of a child-labor scandal on Thursday after a lengthy report was published on Bloomberg.

The article detailed the life of a 13 year old Clarisse working at a Burkina Faso farm in West Africa where VS buys a majority of their cotton. Clarisse says if she goes too slow she is beaten with a tree branch, if she's lucky she'll be fed once a day and sleeps on a mattress that is about as thick as a magazine.

Victoria's Secret parent company Limited Brands has released a statement saying they have already started an investigation into the allegations and are "very concerned".

The statement adds:

"Depending on the findings, we are prepared to take swift action to prevent the illegal use of child labor in the fields where we source Fairtrade-certified organic cotton in Burkina Faso."

We certainly hope so! And sooner rather than later.


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Zara's Brazilian Suppliers Accused Of Slave Labor



One of Zara's Brazilian suppliers is being accused of slave labor and child labor following an investigation by São Paulo’s Bureau of Labor and Employment.

According to the report, 52 people were found working in factory under unsanitary conditions back in May, but that's nothing compared to the next investigation.

Last month, the Bureau of Labor and Employment discovered "15 foreign workers from Bolivia and Peru, including a 14-year-old girl, working under slave-like conditions". The employees worked 16 hour shifts and were prohibited from leaving the "factory" aka homes with hardly any windows.

As if the working conditions weren't bad enough, they were being paid significantly less than the legal minimum wage.

Zara has been charged with 52 infractions by The Ministry of Labor and Employment in Brazil, but there may be more to come because it's believed there are 30 more factories working for the company under the same conditions.


Inditex, the company who owns the fast-fashion chain, said they "will strengthen the supervision of the production system of all its suppliers in the country to ensure that such cases do not occur again."

We certainly hope so!

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Gosselin Kids Heading Back To Work!

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Here we go again!

Kate Gosselin's 8 children have been officially given the all-clear to appear on her new TLC show Kate Plus 8!

A rep for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry reveals, "The proper steps have been taken and the kids are permitted for Kate Plus 8."

No word yet on whether or not the children will be appearing on Kate's other new show for TLC Twist of Kate.

Are U for or against the Gosselin kids returning to your TVs?

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Pennsylvania Says Jon And Kate Should Have Had Child-Labor Permits!

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Well DUH!

Pennsylvania regulators agree that child-labor permits should have been obtained for 8 children of Jon and Kate Gosselin while their TLC show was still on the air, but they aren't going to take any legal action against the producers.

For any future filming however the Department of Labor & Industry will require that the kids have work permits and that a portion of the proceeds go into a trust fund for them.

Sounds reasonable to us!

But it also sounds like they got away with murder for the 4 seasons of the show!

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