October 19, 2008

How to spot a fake designer handbag


Last Thursday on WSBT, I shared some general, simple tips on how to spot a fake designer handbag. Watch the segment HERE

2 comments:

Miss Britt said...

Illegal?

How does Canal street stay open?!?!

Kathy Friend said...

Hi Britt!

I don't know about Canal St., but yes - it is illegal. The notable thing is the purse party...because 'buying' isn't illegal, but selling is - it is illegal because the host is considered the seller - and is liable because of association. SCARY! This was the case with a purse party around here a few years ago - the feds raided the home-party, took all the handbags, arrested the 'dealer', and took the homeowner in for questioning (she wasn't charged with anything)

Here are some news pieces:
http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/27769289.html

http://www.wisn.com/news/2191330/detail.html

Here is some more info:
http://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/counterfeit-handbag-lawyers.html

http://www.blinkx.com/video/is-buying-counterfeit-handbags-illegal-www-abellabags-com/TXaMNuLRsYN82ajzSURn2A