Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Purchasing Counterfeit Designer Bags To Become Illegal?

City Councilwoman Margaret Chin, whose district includes Chinatown, will introduce legislation this week that would make it illegal to buy counterfeit designer bags. These counterfeit designer goods are being sold not only in Chinatown, but also in different parts of the city including Times Square and Fifth Avenue. The pictures above were taken on Fifth Avenue between 54th and 55th Streets last fall. Guilty buyers could face a year in jail or a $1,000 fine if caught. This legislation if passed will probably be difficult to enforce. The city's seemingly unsuccessful crackdown on counterfeit designer goods could get some reinforcement from this legislation.

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