Needless to say the title of this WWD article makes me very happy, L.A. Anticounterfeit Sweep Brings 30 Arrests.
“ICE said it seized counterfeit apparel, jewelry, leather goods, DVDs, CDs and fake iPhones worth an estimated $12 million if they had been genuine. Goods seized bore fake trademarks including Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermès, Cartier, Nike, Ray-Ban, Kate Spade, Oakley and Dooney & Bourke. “–WWD
This article has funny timing, as I just received a phone call from a friend this morning asking me if the Gucci bag her friend gave her could be real because there is a real cardboard Gucci tag inside. Unless you’re friends with a very generous person willing to spend a lot of $ on you, the bag is not real, I told her as nicely as possible.