As counterfeit goods spawn quicker than bedbugs in heat, their quality is improving to a likewise frightening degree. Coupled with all the sales of these things on the Internet, on sites like eBay and other very convincing operations run by counterfeiters, it's getting pretty difficult for even fashion savvy consumers to tell the fake rags from the real bags. The counterfeit purses come with what seems like good-quality leather, authentic-looking tags, and very accurate metal hardware. Women all over the city are increasingly duped by what they think are real bags being sold second-hand for an astounding bargain.
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