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More progress toward making counterfeit bags illegal

If you buy a fake bag in France, you could be fined and thrown in jail. In the U.S., there isn’t such a steep penalty.That might change soon if New York councilwoman Margaret Chin has her way.

Yes, there are a lot of fakes out there and finding them isn’t very difficult – especially in New York. While it is illegal to sell counterfeits, it isn’t currently an issue to buy them. So, the councilwoman has crafted a bill that would make buying fakes a class A felony – punishable with a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. “We gotta do something,” Chin told the New York Daily News. “This is really having a severe impact on quality of life.”

We say, why risk it. When you shop Portero, we always guarantee the authenticity of our bags or your money back.

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