Clothing and Accessory Industry

Counterfeit Bags

Counterfeit Bags 2

Counterfeit Bags 3

Counterfeit clothes, shoes and handbags based on  designer brands are made in variable quality. Sometimes the intention is only to fool the gullible buyer who only looks at the label and does not know what the genuine  article  looks like, while others put serious effort into detailed mimicking. Still others assume, correctly,  that many consumers do not care that  the goods they buy are counterfeit and just wish to purchase inexpensive products. Factories that manufacture counterfeit designer brand garments and watches are usually located in developing countries.

International tourists visiting Beijing, China, will find a wide selection of counterfeit designer brand garments at the infamous Silk Street. Expensive watches are vulnerable to counterfeiting and it is a commonplace that any visitor to New York will be approached by a street vendor offering such counterfeit watches at bargain prices.

In Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, very authentic looking, though fake, watches range in  quality from very poor with self-winding mechanisms and fully working movements selling  for as little as US $20 to better quality ones that sell for  over $100. Moreover some fakes are of remarkably passable quality — albeit inconsistently so — and may look good and work well for some years, a possible consequence of increasing competition within the counterfeiting community. Thailand has opened a Museum of Counterfeit Goods displaying over 3,500 different items, in 14 different categories, which violate trademarks, patents, or copyrights.