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Faking Out Consignment Shops

Ever wonder if the vintage clothes you're eyeing are legit? A test scam of a few local consignment shops had some interesting results.

Louis Vuitton Makes Its Brooklyn Debut, Street-Vendor Style

As a courageous statement against counterfeit handbags, real Louis Vuitton handbags and the new Monogramoflauge canvases will be sold on ten tables outside the Brooklyn Museum at the opening of the Takashi Murakami–Louis Vuitton exhibit tonight.

Canal Street Update: Police Confiscate Bags of Bags

Police are busy clearing out the fake merchandise from the 32 Chinatown shops that were shut down by the city yesterday; we snapped this photo on Canal Street this morning amid a gaggle of forlorn tourists. They came all this way from Iowa, and now look.