FAKE Coach Purses/Handbags
crazy

Finley, TN

#68 Aug 18, 2008
she is probably running to the mailbox once a month for her free check, living in a rat infested metal box with 10 kids running around playing on topix all day. A real menace to society!
lovely

London, KY

#69 Aug 18, 2008
crazy wrote:
she is probably running to the mailbox once a month for her free check, living in a rat infested metal box with 10 kids running around playing on topix all day. A real menace to society!
that's funny!
here you go

Corbin, KY

#70 Aug 18, 2008
A six-month undercover investigation found the hottest trend in home parties may have serious consequences.Investigative reporter Colleen Henry had no idea when she started the undercover investigation into purse parties and fake designer handbags that it would take such a serious twist and doubts the women, who've made a business of selling counterfeit chic, have any idea what kinds of violence the sale of these fake bags might be funding."Lots of women buying, very excited to be going through all these purses," producer Susan MacDonald said.For six months, they investigated the purse party phenomenon and finally went undercover when it couldn't score a formal invitation for the TV cameras.MacDonald went to three parties -- from a nearly $500,000 Fox Point home to a Elm Grove strip mall to a $250,000 ranch house in Brookfield."Dozens of purses, everywhere, living room, dining room, kitchen, family room," acDonald said. "There was Kate Spade. There was Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton."While a real Kate Spade will cost you $150 to $300, a purse party fake is just $30 to $60 -- cash only please...
"At those prices, the bags and bag ladies fly out the door," Henry said."The problem is enormous, and why is the problem enormous? Because there is demand, and where there is demand, there's supply," Kate Spade attorney Barbara Kolsun said.
Kolsun is the woman the New York Times dubbed the pit bull of the fake fashion police. She is the trademark attorney for handbag designer Kate Spade. She said the company's No. 1 problem now is the purse party."I just met with all of my investigators countrywide here Tuesday in our offices and they asked me what's your No. 1 priority for us for the year ahead, and I said,'House parties, arrest those little ladies at house parties,'" Kolsun said.Kolsun estimated for every real Kate Spade sold, there's a fake Kate Spade on the street.Buying the fake bags isn't illegal, but selling them is. The designer label is protected by federal and state law. In other words, hustling counterfeit handbags is a crime that could cost you federal time.
"We're here to talk to you about your handbags," Henry said to the woman that sells the bags out of an Elm Grove strip mall."Are they real?" Henry asked."No," the woman said."So that would make them counterfeit?" Henry asked."I don't know," the woman said."You know it's a federal crime to sell that kind of stuff," Henry said.
"It probably is. You're probably right," the woman said."Can you tell us where you get these things?" Henry asked."No, I can't. I'm sorry," the woman said."Why not?" Henry asked.Kate Spade's Kolsun said most purse party ladies get their goods either in New York's Chinatown or in Los Angeles' garment district. Counterfeit couture is their stock in trade and the vendors are fully aware it's illegal.Blocks and blocks of fake handbags line Chinatown's streets, Henry said. Women from across the country come to buy in bulk.In Chinatown, Henry found a Kate Spade for $16. It was the same bag MacDonald paid $44 for at a Brookfield purse party."This is a $2 bag and you paid $44 for it in cash and you don't know where that cash went," Kolsun said.Kolsun said where that cash goes is the dirty little secret behind the purse party.Federal investigators have traced the proceeds from the Chinatown counterfeits to a dangerous underground economy -- an economy thriving on sales to purse party dealers from America's nicest neighborhoods.
"They're supporting organized crime. They're supporting terrorism. They're hurting the economy," Kolsun said.They support guys with names like Sammy Meatballs, Mike the Russian and Frankie the Fish, Henry reported.Two years ago, federal prosecutors indicted more than 70 members of New York's Genovese crime family for a number of racketeering offenses, including trafficking in counterfeit handbags.
here you go

Corbin, KY

#71 Aug 18, 2008
Even more frightening was evidence developed by the FBI's joint terrorism task force that the sale of counterfeit goods financed the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
The U.S. Customs Service continues to warn that counterfeit designer bags may finance terror.
"That's serious stuff, and anybody who buys a knock-off bag should really think about that -- that that's what you're contributing to," Kolsun said.
The purse sellers that 12 News investigated likely had no idea where the money might have gone, Henry said.
"I'm the housekeeper, there's no one here right now," when Henry knocked at the Brookfield door.
"Well, it looks like everybody's here right now. There are a number of cars in the driveway," Henry responded.
"Do you know where this money goes?" Henry asked the Elm Grove seller.
"I don't know," the woman responded.
"Are you aware of the Genovese crime family is engaged in counterfeit and providing this kind of stuff?" Henry asked.
"No, I'm not," the woman said.
"Do you know this kind of counterfeit was found to have funded the 1993 World Trade Center bombing?" Henry asked.
"I'm not sure," the woman answered.
"Does that concern you?" Henry asked.
"Yes it does, but I'm going to leave," the seller said.
"It's not just about a knock-off Burberry purse or a knock-off Polo T-shirt, it's about a much bigger problem, and when you contribute to that problem by holding a purse party, going to a purse party and buying a couple of bags, then you're contributing to the bigger evil," Kolsun said,
Federal officials and anti-counterfeit investigators continue to link the sale of fake goods to organized crime.
Counterfeiting had been a relatively low police priority, but in this era of homeland security that appears to be changing.
As for the Milwaukee-area purse sellers, it's unlikely they were aware of the link, Henry said.
Still, anti-counterfeiters like Kate Spade's attorney vow to shut them down by either pressing criminal charges or a lawsuit.
How do you know if you're buying the real thing?
If you can peel off the label, it's a fake.
The real thing will have a tag indicating where it was made. Real designer handbags are sold at either company stores or major department stores, not at home parties or on the street.
The bags 12 News bought for its research will be donated to a Milwaukee women's shelter -- once the designer labels are taken off
here you go

Corbin, KY

#72 Aug 18, 2008
This is why I would never carry a fake bag

Most people think that buying an imitation handbag or wallet is harmless, a victimless crime. But the counterfeiting rackets are run by crime syndicates that also deal in narcotics, weapons, child prostitution, human trafficking and terrorism. Ronald K. Noble, the secretary general of Interpol, told the House of Representatives Committee on International Relations that profits from the sale of counterfeit goods have gone to groups associated with Hezbollah, the Shiite terrorist group, paramilitary organizations in Northern Ireland and FARC, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

Sales of counterfeit T-shirts may have helped finance the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, according to the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition.Profits from counterfeiting are one of the three main sources of income supporting international terrorism, said Magnus Ranstorp, a terrorism expert at the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland.

Most fakes today are produced in China, a good many of them by children. Children are sometimes sold or sent off by their families to work in clandestine factories that produce counterfeit luxury goods. Many in the West consider this an urban myth. But I have seen it myself.
Ummm

Mount Vernon, KY

#73 Aug 18, 2008
Alright chicks, I have a good idea. Do the borrow and rent deal with your friends? Get your purses together and have purse parties. You can rent them out or just simply pass them around.
I do this with my sisters and my mom. We purchase the purses we like and then we share them. I find that spending the money on a good purse is great especially when you can share.
I wish we could do this with shoes but we don't wear the same size.
You can get online and rent a bag but it is cheaper to purchase one.
Remember there is a Coach outlet, Kate Spade and more.

“I'll split my bread with ya-!”

Since: May 08

37° 4′ 59N 84 36 34W

#74 Aug 18, 2008
Get Real wrote:
As a patron that appreciates the quality of the fine handbags and etc. that COACH offers, I am just sickened at the amount of FAKE, BLACK MARKET, KNOCK OFF'S or whatever you choose to call them products (mostly purses) that are flooding this area. As a dedicated buyer of the fine products that COACH has to offer, I see these purses on a daily basis. Recently I had a conversation with a COACH employee in the Fayette Mall and she told me over the course of the past year they have actually had many women come into the store and actually ask them why they are so expensive, when they only gave $48 for their's from private individuals. I could not refrain from laughing along with her, this is ridicolous!! By reading this you have access to a computer and if you are carrying one of these FAKE purses or you would like to confirm if in fact your purse is not the "real thing" take a minute to visit COACH'S website and you will soon find out that you are not carrying an original. For someone that truly appreciates and knows a REAL Coach when I see one, this makes me sick. Let's face it there are many women carrying them that have never heard of COACH or there are the one's that brag that they are carrying a purse that costs anywhere from $300-$1,500 and they only paid $48 for their's. Wake up people, for those of us that can spot a fake a mile away, and know that what they carry is "genuine" this is humiliating to us! I would never carry a fake, if I could not represent COACH and the fine workmanship that goes into each product that they make. So whomever you are buying these purses from ask them if what they are selling at flea markets, beauty salons,and etc. is a real COACH product, and watch out "peddlers" for COACH is getting closer to you all the time. When they find you you will be prosecuted as this is very much against the law, and they are working close with law enforcement all over the US and will bring you down.
I was just talking to my Bf about this the other day.I was saying I would never pack around a "fake" coach or what ever eles brand of purse,hand bag,shoes ect.I find it to look trashy and anyone who knows a real from a fake is just gonna laugh at you.I mean come on there is plenty of nice purses that cost 20-40$ that are darling!And there is no need to pretend they are something eles that would cost hundreds or even thousands.I would not even pay that kind of money for a coach bag in the first place- if I did have the money to.But I sure in the hell am not walking around with a fake ass bag on my side like I'm something.LMFAO---This is just to funny!People grow up no one cares how much your darn purse is worth.But when you go out and buy stuff to pretend you got class or money.--You just look as fake as the bag!!!!---I LOVE ME A CHEAP PURSE --LOL
for your sake

Cleveland, GA

#75 Aug 18, 2008
ASHLEY COMPTON wrote:
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I was just talking to my Bf about this the other day.I was saying I would never pack around a "fake" coach or what ever eles brand of purse,hand bag,shoes ect.I find it to look trashy and anyone who knows a real from a fake is just gonna laugh at you.I mean come on there is plenty of nice purses that cost 20-40$ that are darling!And there is no need to pretend they are something eles that would cost hundreds or even thousands.I would not even pay that kind of money for a coach bag in the first place- if I did have the money to.But I sure in the hell am not walking around with a fake ass bag on my side like I'm something.LMFAO---This is just to funny!People grow up no one cares how much your darn purse is worth.But when you go out and buy stuff to pretend you got class or money.--You just look as fake as the bag!!!!---I LOVE ME A CHEAP PURSE --LOL
there is obviously nothing wrong with carrying a fake one. If you are gonna buy a fake purse than buy a fake Coach or fake Kate Spade because at the least everyone can believe that you spent $300 on it.(and for those of you who are getting snobby about carrying a real "coach" bag, just remember that the real "wealthy" are laughing at your bag while they carry a $3,000 Carlos Falchi bag) What we don't believe are the people carrying around "Prada, Gucci, Dolce and Gabanna, and the ever dreaded....Louis Vuitton." You can do that all you want but for your own sake, no one is buying it. we know that your jeans cost $60 and therefore the chances your $1,900 bag is real are slim to none.(No i'm not posting to sound like i'm so cool and that the rest of you are hicks, it's just to remind this women who keeps acting like her coach bag is so "luxurious", that she's not that better off than the rest of us. and to help out the "Louis Vuitton" girls)
for your sake

Cleveland, GA

#76 Aug 18, 2008
meant to quote GET Real
Siddymae

London, KY

#77 Aug 18, 2008
who cares wrote:
get the h*ll over it. You old hag.. Does a purse really make you feel that special if you are that stupid to pay that much for a purse then so be it. I will continue to carry my FAKE COACH purse. Instead of spending all that money on a purse why don't you try supporting the needy, a pet at the shelter, a church orginazation, or maybe some research foundation now that should make you feel better not a d&mn purse! People are ridculous!
exactly!
Love4purses

Frankfort, KY

#78 Aug 18, 2008
I personally love purses ...of all kinds, shape and color. No, it doesn't bother me to carry a fake purse. That just shows you have enough common sense not to pay $300-$500 for a real purse. It doesn't matter if it is real or fake...carry it and love it!

“I'll split my bread with ya-!”

Since: May 08

37° 4′ 59N 84 36 34W

#80 Aug 18, 2008
Real Bags wrote:
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Carry it, love it, just dont think you are pulling anything over on anyone!
That's the whole point of them buying one and packing it around is to try and make people think its real.And the only people who may think it is real are the ones shopping at goodwill,dollar stores,big lots,fle-markets,ect.So why pack around a fake.It's not cute nor is it tricking anyone...GEEEZZZ..Its trashy and dorky just buy a nice purse that isn't fake or doesn't holler hay I'm a fake or hey I was made by route 66.

“I'll split my bread with ya-!”

Since: May 08

37° 4′ 59N 84 36 34W

#81 Aug 18, 2008
--Hey not hay--
Cindy

Brownsville, TN

#82 Aug 18, 2008
You people are crazy. The real coach purses belong to the upper class people. Better quality and made with excellent fabric and real leather. The fakes belong to the trashy people. Fake sh@t all the way around and never worth anything.
Ummm

Mount Vernon, KY

#83 Aug 18, 2008
Why the arguments OUTLETS OUTLETS OUTLETS
Hugawolf

Dahlonega, GA

#84 Aug 18, 2008
White trash can't hide, the poor things just don't know how,however, the wannabe fashion conscious are the true phonies,fakes and frauds of our society. So...stripped of our collective veneer, would you rather be a person of obvious simple tastes or the pompous owner of a high fashion handbag knockoff?
Exactly

Frankfort, KY

#85 Aug 18, 2008
Hugawolf wrote:
White trash can't hide, the poor things just don't know how,however, the wannabe fashion conscious are the true phonies,fakes and frauds of our society. So...stripped of our collective veneer, would you rather be a person of obvious simple tastes or the pompous owner of a high fashion handbag knockoff?
Exactly! Well said!
Both sides of the fence

Finley, TN

#86 Aug 18, 2008
Inane wrote:
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I agree that it's just a purse and people shouldn't live for it. And what does it really matter if someone tries to pass a fake off as real? If someone is so insecure that they have to buy a $1500.00 purse to make themselves *seem* better off, I think they have bigger problems.
No, you misunderstood me because I worded this wrong.. what I mean is that it bothers me when people SELLING fakes try to sell them as real ones at big prices. happens all the time on eBay, and I just hate to see someone be ripped off, no matter what they're buying. I wasn't meaning anything against people carrying them, I do too on occasion, and I don't care whether people know they're fake or not!:-) Just wanted to clear that up, didn't mean to offend...
Oh yeah

Richmond, KY

#87 Aug 18, 2008
Inane wrote:
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Nobody around here cares how much money you have. I have more respect for a woman that works and earns her own money honestly than some pretentious idiot that thinks she's special because she can afford a $1500.00 purse. I'm sure you didn't even buy the purse with your own money, you probably bought it with your husband's money. Now who looks cheap?
I love a good ho-bag. lol!

“I'll split my bread with ya-!”

Since: May 08

37° 4′ 59N 84 36 34W

#89 Aug 18, 2008
Why buy a fake-When you can buy a nice Rocca Wear,L.e.i.Levis,Gap,Calvin Klien,Claiborne,Converse,Diese l,Ecko,Esprit..ect
And its the real deal and they last for ever.All different styles.All different colors and they are name brand.Cause that's the reason you are buying the fake to show off the brand which the brand label is just as fake as the purse.Good grief!!!

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