observations in the luxury industry

Posts filed under ‘Counterfeit’

Lying, Cheating, Brand lover


Interesting article over at Fastcompany talking about how scientists have facts that prove designer knockoffs turn people into liars and cheaters.

No Comments on Lying, Cheating, Brand lover

Spotting a fake


CNBC’s documentary titled, Crime Inc.: Counterfeit Goods, takes a look into the world of counterfeit products from handbags to prescription drugs and even weapons parts supplied to the military in Iraq. The documentary will air next Wednesday, July 14 at 9 p.m.

No Comments on Spotting a fake



It wasn’t until I started doing research on the counterfeit industry did I really understand the consequences of purchasing a fake. I was surprised to find out that many counterfeits are produced by violent crime syndicates that deal in narcotics, weapons, child prostitution, human trafficking, and terrorism. Above is an image from Bea Correa’s Fakewear project.

No Comments on Fake

Counterfeits for sale


Saw this google ad over at Highsnobiety.Thought it was kind of funny since Highsnobiety promotes luxury brands yet there’s this counterfeit ad.

No Comments on Counterfeits for sale



When I was in NY doing research for my project, I came across dozens of vendors selling counterfeit luxury products. The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition, world’s largest non-profit organization devoted solely to protecting intellectual property and deterring counterfeiting, estimates that up to 7% of today’s global trade (about $6oo billion) is counterfeit. (more…)

No Comments on Anticounterfeit

Canal Street Closes


City agents have just shut down 32 vendors of counterfeit goods in New York’s infamous Canal Street. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg called the operation one of his administration’s “biggest takedowns ever” against the “easy and sleazy” money derived from counterfeit merchandise. New York Times article here.

No Comments on Canal Street Closes