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Going Ape over Counterfeits


Which of these things is not like the others?

  1.  Louis Vuitton
  2.  Chanel
  3.  Rolex
  4.  Gucci
  5.  A Bathing Ape

If you answered (5) A Bathing Ape, you're right -- and wrong.

A Bathing Ape is a hot young Japanese fashion label worn by hip hop artists and those who love them, not a venerable European luxury brand.  But BAPE also has the dubious honor of being among this season's most wanted counterfeits, so much so that it posted a plea/warning about fakes on its website. 

In other words, monkey see, monkey don't.