Counterfeit products have always been a problem in the fashion industry, with some fakes being easily identifiable and others being almost indistinguishable from the real thing. The Luxy bag store offers a range of counterfeit goods, with prices ranging from $100 to $500. For example, a fake Louis Vuitton tote will cost around $250.
According to Rania Sedhom, a lawyer with the Bespoke Law Firm in New York, some counterfeiters are now able to produce fakes that are so good they can fool even the most discerning fashionistas. These counterfeiters will often buy the original designer bag first, study it in order to replicate it, and then source high-quality materials from the same leather mills that supply the designers.
In addition, the advent of 3-D printing has made it easier for counterfeiters to create an exact replica of a designer bag and mass-produce it. The leather used in some high-end fakes is also of a very high quality, making it difficult to tell the difference between a fake and the real thing.
Buying counterfeit goods is becoming easier too. Sedhom warns that retailers you’ve never heard of might pop up on social media platforms like Instagram or Snapchat, claiming to sell authentic merchandise with a convincing backstory.
While it may be tempting to buy a fake designer bag at a fraction of the cost of the real thing, it’s important to remember that buying counterfeit goods is illegal and supports criminal activity. It’s always better to invest in a high-quality, authentic designer bag that will last for years to come.