ENTIRE store of FAKES!!

chele70

LV and Coach Lover
Jul 20, 2007
887
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Middle of Nowhere
There's a store in town that is only open 5 days out of the month. But all they sell are replicas. In fact, my hairdresser had a fake coach tote that she bought at that store. I admit I had to take a second look at it to make sure it wasn't coach.

This is an actual brick and mortar store. Permanent sign, everything! The ladies in this town flock there and they sell purses by the hundreds! This can't be right.

Any thoughts on this? Can they do this?:confused1:

P.S. As you can tell by my signature, we don't have a coach store here. So, we are REALLY hard up!:Push:
 

Charlie

O.G.
Apr 28, 2007
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wow, is that even legal? I mean a store FULL of repllicas? you are right, this is so not right.
 

socalgrl86

Mommy Extraordinaire
Aug 20, 2006
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North Texas
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well do they bags actually have the C's and claim they are coach?? or are they look alikes because i see alot of look alikes that dont claim to be coach but look very similar. if they are fakes that are trying to pass as "authentic" then there is sometthing VERY wrong (and its also suspicious that they are only open 5 days a month)....

i'm sorry and i hope u get a coach stroe near u soon!!
 

chele70

LV and Coach Lover
Jul 20, 2007
887
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Middle of Nowhere
I think its known that it is a replica store.. The C's looked more like funny O's... Still, they are copying coach designs.. I've seen IRL the patchwork and the scribble bag. So sad...:sad: I haven't actually gone in the store because, frankly, I won't.:blah: But I have a couple friends with those bags... Yuck. It's actually placed in an upscale part of town...
 

jessaperben

Daily Coach Fixation
May 11, 2007
535
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AZ - the Desert State
Correct me if I'm wrong on this but unfortunately, "inspired by" replicas are legal I think. But the "counterfeit" ones where they copy everything down to the Creed, "Coach" paperwork, "Coach" price tag and dust bag, etc, I believe is illegal and should be thrown in jail (isn't it similar to Identity Theft???!).

I've never seen nor been to any of these "replica" stores nor any of these "purse parties". I just have no desire to do so. I haven't seen any of these replica stores near me as of yet, I hope they never appear! Yuckko!
 

chele70

LV and Coach Lover
Jul 20, 2007
887
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Middle of Nowhere
^^ Good point.. it is definitely along the same lines as a purse party. In fact, you can throw a purse party there. I had a friend who wanted me to book one.:tdown::nogood:

So, it must be legal. Just distasteful.:s
 

tlloveshim

Emmy!
O.G.
Mar 19, 2006
10,455
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The Great Plains
My mom and I went to the Mall of America in September and saw the kiosks selling the "inspired by" bags in several locations. Then we walked past one that actually had replicas! These had Cs on them, Coach hang tags on them and Coach price tags on them. My mom inquired about one and the gal even told my mom they were real! Yeah, real ILLEGAL! I was shocked! I've seen stores in Gatlinburg, TN with inspired by bags too but this was the first place where I saw actual replicas which are so completely illegal!
 

Kjall~mom~

Member
Oct 25, 2007
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Louisiana
OMG! Don't you hate seeing these ppl making money this way? :tdown:My hair dresser started going to New York once a mth to get these "coach" bags and was selling for like $85 per bag to ppl who didn't have a clue. Needless to say, I quit going to her to get my hair done, :hysteric:couldn't stand seeing the fakes every time I walk into her place. I mean $85 could go toward a nice real Coach.:shrugs:
 

zoober_beth

I believe in faeries
Jul 18, 2007
414
0
Minnesota
My mom and I went to the Mall of America in September and saw the kiosks selling the "inspired by" bags in several locations. Then we walked past one that actually had replicas! These had Cs on them, Coach hang tags on them and Coach price tags on them. My mom inquired about one and the gal even told my mom they were real! Yeah, real ILLEGAL! I was shocked! I've seen stores in Gatlinburg, TN with inspired by bags too but this was the first place where I saw actual replicas which are so completely illegal!

There is actually one of these designer inspired kiosks right outside the Coach store at MOA. I think it's kinda funny actually. I look at all the junk hanging on those and kinda chuckle. Then I go inside the boutique to get the real stuff.:yes:
 

LOREBUNDE

O.G.
Nov 19, 2006
6,534
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Rhode Island
I just posted something similar in the Handbag forum. A new store opened nearby stating bags were designer-inspirered. So does that make it ok (legal). I called and she said they were not knock-offs.
 
Correct me if I'm wrong on this but unfortunately, "inspired by" replicas are legal I think. But the "counterfeit" ones where they copy everything down to the Creed, "Coach" paperwork, "Coach" price tag and dust bag, etc, I believe is illegal and should be thrown in jail (isn't it similar to Identity Theft???!).

I've never seen nor been to any of these "replica" stores nor any of these "purse parties". I just have no desire to do so. I haven't seen any of these replica stores near me as of yet, I hope they never appear! Yuckko!
I agree. I think it is illegal if they claim that they are Coach or are identical. Didn't they raid places in Chinatown, New York for their fake bags?
 
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