$14 Million Worth of Fake Hermès Seized in LA

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LA Times

Do you absolutely love your new Hermès bag? Really and truly love it? Because if you do, you best make sure it’s actually real: federal authorities have seized over 1,500 counterfeits from China at the Port of Los Angeles.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection made the announcement this week that they had intercepted two shipments of bags, which, if sold at full price, would have been worth as much as $14 million, as the real leather accessories are several thousand dollars each.

The two shipments seized this February were bound for Mexico as well as an unnamed destination in the United States.

Many counterfeit handbags are sold online, and not all buyers know the bags are actually fakes.

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