Fake designer handbags for sale in New York, where counterfeit luxury goods from brands like Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Burberry can all be found for a fraction of the price of the originals. Photo: Alamy

From Gucci to Louis Vuitton, New York’s fake luxury goods highlight a rising counterfeit market

  • Footwear, clothing and leather goods dominate a US$509 billion global market for imported fakes, with most of it from Hong Kong and mainland China
  • Efforts to clamp down on sales in places like New York’s Chinatown appear to be half-hearted, with the focus being on solving more serious crimes
Topic |   Fashion

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Fake designer handbags for sale in New York, where counterfeit luxury goods from brands like Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Burberry can all be found for a fraction of the price of the originals. Photo: Alamy
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