That fake Louis Vuitton bag you love? Someday soon, it could get you fined, or worse, thrown in jail. Anti-counterfeiting crusaders' new campaigns are designed to shame and scare shoppers out of buying fakes.
A host of big name fashion luminaries have partnered with eBay to send a message about counterfeit goods to consumers via the "You Can't Fake Fashion" campaign: It's time to shake out the fakes and put our buying power behind original design.
We all know that buying a fake Fendi is "bad" to the degree that selling such goods is illegal, and they hurt the companies whose good are being copied, and the economy overall. But it turns out that knockoffs are problematic in many other ways as well: Buying them can put your health and your money at risk.