With the advent of the Internet the crims are raking in the dirty dollars. Ebay is a breeding ground for fake designer merchandise and while there are websites selling the genuine article, there are just as many passing off counterfeit goods as the real thing. The problem is taken seriously by those at the top. Rumour has it that security staff at Louis Vuitton will even confiscate guests handbags at their fashion shows if they are suspected fakes (oh the shame)! So, what are the signs to look out for? Start by focusing on the design, fabric and detail work.

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