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It's Not Easy Being Green

Eco-trendy shoppers in New York and surrounding states lined up in the rain outside Whole Foods stores yesterday for a chance to buy Anya Hindmarch's "I'm Not a Plastic Bag" bags (previously discussed here) -- and yes, carry them home in plastic bags. 

At the same time, the Times of London reports that shoppers in China, where authorities banned sales of the bags after several women in Hong Kong were trampled in the rush to buy them last week, were turning to a more immediate option -- counterfeits. 

Of course, there's a catch:  at the equivalent of £9, the fake bags are more expensive than the £5 originals. 

Anya Hindmarch original