Like Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade products are also frequently replicated. Who could forget the infamous Kute Spade model? Recently, 10 counterfeiters were arrested for selling $18 million worth of bags, sunglasses and other retail goods including Kate Spade. According to one Seattle paper
, “’(An undercover officer) asked the worker if the handbag on the wall was a 'Kate Spade,’ investigators said in search warrants filed in U.S. District Court. ‘The worker stated that the handbag was in fact a 'Kate Spade' and that he could sell it to her. However, he needed to sew on a 'Kate Spade' logo for her.’"
This all must be particularly aggravating for Kate Spade because the company has been fighting
these kind of knockoffs for several years.
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