Thursday, August 16, 2012

20,000 pairs of 'very good' fake designers shoes coming in from China seized by U.S. border

Very recently, a female friend sent me a picture of her colleague's broken heels. She had won a pair of designer shoes which she bought from the UK to work and the heels gave way the day she launched them to work. What was most annoying was that she paid an equivalent of N30,000 for them. Luckily for her, she didn't sustain any injuries. 
We all wondered how she went all the way to the UK and came back with a fake pair of shoes. I guess we needed not wonder since Chinese fake goods seems to find their way to every market worldwide and they were caught in the US recently. 
According to mailonline: 
Federal customs officials have stopped more than 20,000 pairs of counterfeit luxury shoes from tip-toeing into the U.S. from China. 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says four shipments of fake Christian Louboutin shoes were seized on Tuesday, and another shipment was seized July 27. 
Spokesman Jaime Ruiz says the shoes could have sold for a total of $18million in the U.S. 
The real deal: U.S. border officials have seized 20,000 pairs of fake Christian Louboutin shoes. Real versions sell for upwards of $600 a pair
Fake Christian Louboutin shoes. Real versions sell for upwards of $600 a pair 
The vaunted French designer's shoes come in an array of colors and styles, often commanding thousands of dollars per pair from well-heeled customers. 
Countless A-list celebrities regularly wear Christian Louboutin, which are famed for their distinctive red lacquered soles. 
The knock-off shoes were likely destined for swap meets or sale through websites. 
Ruiz says the shoes were very good counterfeits and will likely be destroyed. 

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