After a Nuclear Disaster...
...there will still be cockroaches -- and fakes on Canal Street in New York.
Last Tuesday, LVMH announced a major settlement with a group of Canal Street landlords, in which the landlords agreed not only to ban the sale of counterfeit Louis Vuitton goods on their premises but also to post warning signs:
Last Wednesday, Mayor Bloomberg declared February to be Anticounterfeiting Month. No doubt he and LVMH expected results like this:
By last Thursday, however, there were no warning signs to be seen, and the knockoff business was up and running again:
Although on Friday the presence of a photographer did make the proprietors a bit nervous:
But at least they didn't pull down the metal security gates and lock me inside the shop this time!