NEW YORK — Canal Street’s famous row of counterfeit handbag dealers seems to have gone more contemporary. The onetime go-to for fake Louis Vuitton bags is now more flush than ever with knockoffs of contemporary-priced designs from Michael Michael Kors and Tory Burch. WWD observed the counterfeit styles sold by sidewalk hawkers for about $65. By contrast, their authentic counterparts hover between $150 and $300 each.
This story first appeared in the July 22, 2015 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.