Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
Across the nation, authorities are beginning to crack down on knock-off (imitation) jeans, designer pumps and other high-end replicas. Today, Rodeo Drive Resale (http://www.shopRDR.com), premier reseller of 100% authentic designer fashions including Louis Vuitton Wallets, Chanel handbags, and Prada heels, highlights the latest in the ongoing war against phony designer fashion.
On August 22, 2012, The New York Post ran a story titled "Big Bogus Blue Jean Seizure" in which US Customs and Border Protection reported a seizure of counterfeit jeans worth $325,000 at the Port of Newark. In addition to the bogus pants, phony children’s lunch bags were also intercepted.
According to the New York Post story, the bags, which were described by officials as being of “generally poor quality,” bore the trademarks and designs of popular Disney characters from films such as “Cars” and “Toy Story.”
“Typically, counterfeit items can be determined rather quickly — sometimes less than 24 hours or within a few days,” said Anthony Bucci, a Customs spokesperson.
A much larger bust also took place in late August – this time U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported a seizure of four shipments of bogus Christian Louboutin heels at the Los Angeles-Long Beach seaport complex on August 14. According to an August 16 story by dailymail.co.uk, customs spokesperson Jaime Ruiz said the shoes have a value of $57,490, but could have sold for nearly $20 million.
“They label the shipments as generic shoes when, in fact, they’re bringing over contraband,” Ruiz said about the shoes, which were reportedly set to be destroyed.
The packages holding 20,457 pairs of Christian Louboutins, a French company, were marked as originating in China, the Daily Mail story continued.
At Rodeo Drive Resale, an online luxury resale store with over a decade in the business, shoppers can choose from an array of designer items that include handbags, shoes, jewelry, accessories and watches. Their clients, which range from everyday bargain hunters to high profile celebs, are guaranteed 100% authenticity on every item in stock, which store co-founder Raya Jaffer says equals guilt-free shopping – a plus in an era where consumers can be held criminally liable for owning phony goods.
“Despite what you think, people know when you are faking it,” she said. “Cities like New York are introducing new legislation that will make it a misdemeanor to purchase knockoffs. Punishment can range from up to $1,000 or even a year in jail. Other cities are sure to follow.”
Rodeo Drive Resale (shopRDR.com) has built a reputation of providing amazing deals on handbags, clothing and accessories from the top designers of upscale fashion. The company offers a 100% guarantee of authenticity on each item sold, and works daily with a network of clients looking to buy, sell, or for consignment of their luxury goods. ShopRDR.com loves high-end fashion, and believes finding a high quality, classic piece should be an easy, enjoyable -- and most importantly -- hassle-free shopping experience. For the finest in Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, St. John Knits, Christian Louboutin, Tiffany & Co. and more, visit RDR online at http://www.shopRDR.com or call 1-888-697-3725.
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