In layman's terms: Buy a fake bag, go to jail. "The bill targets those people who purchase goods that they know are counterfeit," says Chin. Fake bag street vendors line Canal Street and crawl through Soho and Chinatown, making it at once a destination and a trap for tourists, and are a...

Although I still use my diaper bags from time to time during outings with the kids, I am an avid designer bag collector and have been for quite some time. The one thing that really irks me is the very existence of a counterfeit bag. Designs are original to the incredibly talented designers who...

Upton arriving at the airport in NYC, carrying two bags: the little white croc-embossed one is a Rag & Bone Enfield Mini Shoulder Bag, and the big black one with intricate floral detailing is a Dior Bar Bag (named after the famous Dior bar-waist jackets). Dior doesn't sell its bags online, of...

And the war against counterfeit bags rages on! For the past year, the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement has been cracking down hard on traffickers who bring in fake merch via domestic ports. Now a proposed New York City bill will target consumers who shell out for faux designer...

She's carrying a wooly version of the Stella McCartney Falabella Bag. 3 / 8 Back in NYC, Eva Longoria was spotted leaving a performance of the new Broadway play "Something Rotten" with a tiny black Chanel Wallet on Chain Bag. Eva isn't involved with the production in any way; she was just...

You can see Sarah's collection of handbags that bear names other than her own in "The Many Bags of Sarah Jessica Parker." Continue to gallery

Shopping for fake Louis Vuittons or Chanel bags on Canal street in Chinatown has become a requisite tourist activity. Only now you could go to jail for it. City councilwoman Margaret Chin, who represents the Chinatown district, is introducing a bill this Thursday that proposes harsh...

Here's a few ideas for the gents thinking about proposing on Valentine's Day in New York City. We've omitted the usual haunts: The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Plaza, The Boathouse in Central Park, The Statue of Liberty or The Brooklyn Bridge. And decided to share five places that...

WWD sent accessories editor Misty White Sidell down to Canal Street, the epicenter of New York's counterfeit bag trade, to see what the state of the black market was like. As she recounts, it once wasn't difficult to go into any given storefront on the street and ask to be shown fake bags...

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