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Chinese Government Sick Of Chinese Knockoffs

It’s about to be much harder for Chinese shoppers to buy counterfeit luxury goods—even those made in China, reports Slate. The business of importing knockoffs and selling them domestically—as well as the act of re-branding goods made in China as imports—has been “booming in a regulatory gray zone,” but will soon be… »5/04/15 7:40pm5/04/15 7:40pm

U.S. Customs Agents Intercept a Bunch of Fake Louboutins, Will Now Try to Impress Their Friends

Since we can all assume that U.S. Customs agents keep all the things they confiscate as part of an ongoing, intra-agency scavenger hunt, the latest haul of 20,000 counterfeit Louboutins from China must have been quite the game-changer for someone. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Spokesman Jaime Ruiz said that four… »8/16/12 12:40pm8/16/12 12:40pm

French Police Bust Super Fancy $22 Million Hermès Counterfeiting Ring

French police have busted a counterfeit ring that sold fake Hermès bags through a parallel distribution network in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. Two Hermès employees have been fired, and more are believed to have been involved. Police raids on the Paris workshops where the bags were apparently made — they were filled… »6/18/12 12:35pm6/18/12 12:35pm

Editor Knocks Off Own Closet For Fancy Namesake Clothing Line

Former Marie Claire editor, favorite subject of street-style photographers the world over, and newly named artistic director of online high-end shopping site Moda Operandi Taylor Tomasi Hill has been caught red-handed doing something very un-high-end: copying designer fashions. For the new collection Tomasi Hill… »1/12/12 2:10pm1/12/12 2:10pm

Kim Kardashian Knocked Off More Handbags For Her Kollection

Kim Kardashian flew to Australia not only to "escape" media scrutiny following her announcement that she was divorcing her husband of 1728 hours, Kris Humphries: she also went there to launch her Kardashian Kollection handbag line. Which apparently includes the Kardashians' versions of some of the world's most… »11/04/11 2:40pm11/04/11 2:40pm

Miley Cyrus Bashes Urban Outfitters For Knock-Offs And Anti-Gay Politics

Well, this is unexpected and refreshing! Miley Cyrus got all het up on the Twitter about...Urban Outfitters. "Not only do they steal from artists," she wrote in an update tagged #SHADYASHELL, "but every time you give them money you help finance a campaign against gay equality." Could the singer have been referring to … »5/27/11 1:15pm5/27/11 1:15pm

Some Celebrity "Designers" Just Knock Off Clothes From Their Closets

The news that O.G. socialite-turned-HSN costume jewelry designer Iris Apfel's creations are less than original should — to anyone who pays attention to the celebrity clothing line industrial complex — be less than surprising. The story here is that Apfel, whose taste in jewelry is deservedly famous, was approached to… »5/20/11 3:10pm5/20/11 3:10pm