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Knockoff News 9

A weekly (or thereabouts) collection of news about counterfeits, fakes, knockoffs, replicas, imitations, and copying in general from around the globe:

And British brand Burberry complains that with friends like these, it doesn't need enemies:

The brand's luxury image has been seriously hurt, at least in Britain,by its popularity with chavs, a rowdy working-class subgroup that has taken up the Burberry check as a kind of mass entitlement, tainting its appeal among fashion consumers.  One chav Web site, www.chavmum.co.uk brazenly carpets its home page with the tan-and-black plaid [or at least did until Burberry lawyers read the New York Times this morning], and the chavs have helped to flood the market with Burberry fakes.

Ugly pattern, clever analysis.  Oh well, chacun a son gout. 


Ironically, that Chav Mum site actually sells official Burberry clothes. :D

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