Los Angelenos Denied 20,000 Pairs of Fake Louboutins

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Customs and border-protection officials in Los Angeles seized four shipments of the fake heels sent from China earlier this week — more than 20,000 pairs total. (An earlier shipment was also intercepted on July 27.) A spokesman described the shoes as "very good counterfeits," with a projected value of more than $18 million had they made their way into swap meets or online. Instead, they'll all be destroyed — it's back to the DIY option if you can't quite afford the real deal.