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Buying A Fake Bag In NYC Could Soon Land You In Jail


New York City is continuing their crackdown on counterfeit goods being sold on Canal Street.

On Thursday councilwoman Margaret Chin, who represents the Chinatown district, plans to introduce a bill that would punish those buying designer knockoffs.

If caught in the act, shoppers would face a $1000 fine or a year in jail.


We applaud her effort of fighting fakes, but would this new law work?

According to police, not a chance. One officer flat out said "it's never going to fly" because it would be too difficult to enforce.

Would this new law stop U from buying fakes in NYC???

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Would this new law stop U from buying fakes in NYC???

  • Maybe (18%)
  • Yes, $1000 could buy a real designer bag (41%)
  • No, it's worth the risk. (40%)

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Chicago Sued By Coach

Filed under: Legal Matters


Coach Inc. is suing the city of Chicago over counterfeit items being sold in a city-controlled street market.

Really? The WHOLE city!?

The lawsuit claims that Coach investigators discovered several booths at the New Maxwell Street Market selling fake goods last summer.

Since the original complaint the city went after the vendors, but Coach pressed on and sent the city a cease and desist letter in December that asked Chicago to stop further sales. The Illinois city never responded and Coach still found vendors selling fakes.

The company lists over 100 anonymous parties in the suit as co-defendants and is seeking $2 million for each mark infringed, legal fees and other unspecified damages.


Sounds a bit extreme, but a lawsuit like this is fairly common.

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California Customs Seize $18 Million In Fake Sunglasses


New York isn't the only state with counterfeit fashion.

Over on the left coast, customs seized fake Versace, Louis Vuitton and Coach sunglasses from both the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Thursday.

The 156,900 are said to be valued over $18.6 million.

Wonder if these will be sent to Haiti along with all the other douchey counterfeits???

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