Is it illegal to buy them?
I didn't quite know where to put this.
It depends on where you are, and whether you're buying enough for further distribution. They're really clamping down in Europe, and some people have been hit with fines in the thousands of dollars.
I read that if you own more than one, it's illegal. I can't remember if it's in the USor what not.
I am not sure on the rule, but almost everyday I see people carrying fake bags, so I guess no one really cares that much.
This is when we need real "fashion police" to enforce laws.