20,000 Pairs Of Fake Christian Louboutin Heels From China Seized By US Customs
Justice has been served!
Don't get me wrong, I don't necessarily agree with the price of the famous red soled Christian Louboutin heels, but I have come to terms with the fact that they are not in my budget at this current juncture in my life. I'd much rather wait until I can afford a real pair than to buy some knockoffs and feel like a phony.
In Los Angeles, more than 20,000 pairs of knock-off Christian Louboutin from China were intercepted by federal customs officials at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex.
According to US Boarder Patrol, the shoes are worth a street value of roughly $18 million. Yes, you read that right, $18 million.
The Daily Mail
reported that the world-famous French shoe designer doesn't only have problems with knockoffs from China, but he also encountered copyright problems with rival luxury designers. In 2011, Louboutin filed a trademark infringement against Yves Saint Laurent after the latter sold shoes with the signature red sole. "It is a red in a specific context. There is Ferrari red [and] Hermès orange." Louboutin said.
I don't know why anyone would be so desperate to fake luxury enough to still spend a couple-hundred dollars on knockoffs. Seriously, doesn't that defeat the purpose? Also, if you're really trying to impress people, anyone that matters would be able to spot fakes from a mile away. You can score real
designer labels at discounted prices on websites like Gilt
, Beyond The Rack
, and Ideeli
(to name a few).
via LA Times