NEW YORK — The battle against the proliferation of counterfeits on the streets of New York could be getting a strong new tool this year.
Councilwoman Margaret Chin is making a renewed push to get a bill passed, which she first introduced in 2011, that would make it a crime to buy those fake Rolex watches, Prada handbags or a range of other counterfeit products found regularly on streets around the city, and especially in her district, which includes Chinatown. Under the proposed legislation, a person or group would be charged with a class A misdemeanor if they knew or should have known “such trademark is counterfeit for reasons including, but not limited to, the quality and price of the purchased item, and/or the condition of the seller and the sale location.”
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)