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Is That Cashmere You're Wearing, Or Rat Fur?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.05.2014 | Style

If it looks like cashmere, and it feels like cashmere, it's probably cashmere. Then again, it could also be rat fur. This disturbing news surfaced ...

The Great Fashion Knockoff Debate

Maria Tettamanti | Posted 07.15.2013 | Miami
Maria Tettamanti

Which invariably begs the question: What qualities make the iconic Birkin the real deal Holyfield? I chat up Kirby on the heated topic and with 12 years of consignment business under belt -- she knows a thing or two about the knockoff industry and what makes the classic Birkin the so special.

Cartier Ticked At Obscene Logo Knockoff

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.12.2013 | Style

Cartier has ordered a Parsons design student to cease sales of his "Cuntier" hats spoofing the jewelry brand, the Daily Beast reports. As parodies ...

A Wedding Gown Designer's Worst Nightmare

www.nytimes.com | Posted 03.01.2013 | Weddings

When she discovered that her wedding gowns were being knocked off in China and sold online, Elizabeth Dye felt both frustrated and flattered....

Ideas, Inventions and Patents are Worthless Without Knowing Who Will Buy Your Product

Jerry Chautin | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The Pulvers needed help with forming a legal entity, advice on marketing and on protecting their product against knockoffs. So Dick Fenster put together a team of SCORE volunteers that included a lawyer and two engineers with patent and marketing experience.

Feds Try To Knock Off Knockoffs

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The knockoff designer bags look close enough to the real thing that few would notice at a casual glance. Same goes for the imitation rep...

Why (Fake) Uggs Are Ugg-lier Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Marielle Bingham | Posted 12.04.2011 | Style

Shocking video has surfaced which shows raccoon dogs being skinned for the purpose of making fake Ugg boots. The disturbing footage, reported by Th...

Fashionably Late: Style News You Might Have Missed This Week

The Huffington Post | Marielle Bingham | Posted 10.27.2011 | Style

Welcome to Fashionably Late, where we round up the Style scraps that didn't make it to our news page this week. Click through and catch up on what els...

Knockoffs And Counterfeits Pose Risks To Your Health

AOL Daily Finance | Loren Berlin | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

Talking about knockoff jackets with Kevin Spreekmeester, the global marketing vice president for outdoor clothing company Canada Goose, is a bit like ...

Councilwoman Backs Off Counterfeit Handbag Penalties

dnainfo.com | Posted 06.29.2011 | New York

UPDATE: Margaret Chin released this statement: “Council member Chin is in no way backing down from this bill. The language of the bill provides f...

WTForever 21: Ripped off Ram Ring

Rachel Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rachel Kane

Below are two versions of the same severed ram's head ring -- one is from Forever 21 and the other is sold by Topshop. Can you spot which is which without the aid of Google image search?

Runway Ripoffs: Tailored in China?

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

After window shopping in the Chanel, Moschino and Versace boutiques, I'd sit with my tailor, describe an outfit I'd seen, she'd sketch it out, and one week later I'd walk out, arms loaded with my precious purchase.

Innovative Design Protection And Piracy Prevention Act Would Prevent Knockoffs For At Least Three Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Senator Chuck Schumer has introduced the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act to shield designers from having their work stolen and ...

Immigration And Customs Enforcement Seizes $260 Million Worth Of Knockoffs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has had a record-breaking month, seizing more than $260 million worth of counterfeit apparel, accessories an...

The Psychology of Knock Offs: Why 'Faking It' Makes Us Feel (and Act) Like Phonies

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

That's why we buy knockoffs, isn't it? To polish our self-image--at half the price? But new research suggests that they may not work as magically as we'd like--and indeed may backfire.