A Growing Headache: Fakes From China Seen As Rising Woe in 2008

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It looks like 2008 is going to be another tough year for brands trying to fed off fakes. The U.S. is cracking down on counterfeiters and on China, but the manufacturing powerhouse hasn't done enough to satisfy the concerns of the American government.

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Jaslene Gonzalez in Lot29's spring-summer campaign.

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Cate Blanchett and Nicolas Ghesqui?re


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View of Heathrow's Terminal 5.


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A Balenciaga cocktail dress, 1961.


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Looks from Black Fleece.


Trying On Thom Browne

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Russia’s Leading Lady of Design

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IT Holding in Growth Push

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Immigration and Customs officials with a portion of the $230 million in goods seized in a series of June raids.

Government and Trade

A Growing Headache: Fakes From China Seen As Rising Woe in 2008

It looks like 2008 is going to be another tough year for brands trying to fend off fakes.

clock December 27, 2007Evan Clark

A colorful clutch.

Designer and Luxury

Paul Smith’s African Venture

Paul Smith has finally come to South Africa.

clock December 27, 2007Bambina Wise

Jeans from Blue House Drive.


Blue House Drive Targets Underserved Women

Simply Blue Apparel, the Seattle-based manufacturer of the Christopher Blue denim brand, is targeting another demographic with its latest label, Blue House…

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Betsey Johnson's silk and polyester dress. Colette Malouf headband.

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Right to Party

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clock December 27, 2007Mayte Allende

Calvin Klein color items.

Color Cosmetics

Beauty Beat: Ck Calvin Klein Cosmetics to Broaden Reach

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Gemma Ward

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Fashion Scoops: Gemma’s Balloon… Last Gasp… Ferragamo’s Shanghai Fete…

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Government and Trade

President OKs Spending Bill

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A rendering of Bar Boulud.


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Designer and Luxury

Brit Designers Face Tough Time in American Market

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Marketing and Promotion

Deals Lure Shoppers

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