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Posted at 1:21 PM ET, 08/11/2010

Ocean City shops sued by Coach Inc.

By Washington Post editors

Ocean City's boardwalk is known for small shops hawking salt water taffy and souvenirs to vacation-goers. But a major luxury brand has accused more than a dozen shops of doing brisk trade in an illegal market: counterfeit handbags and accessories, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Over two days in June, an investigator with Coach Inc. entered 13 stores overlooking the beach and bought counterfeit bags, wallets and other items for prices ranging from $20 to $75, according to lawsuits filed by Coach in federal court in Baltimore this week. Authentic Coach handbags in a similar style are sold for more than $300, according to the company's Web site.

Read more about the lawsuit in The Baltimore Sun.

By Washington Post editors  | August 11, 2010; 1:21 PM ET
 
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"...Authentic Coach handbags in a similar style are sold for more than $300..."


stupid.

Posted by: 123cartoon | August 11, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

So, the originals are way overpriced. Why would, should, anyone pay that price?

Posted by: jckdoors | August 11, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

So, the originals are way overpriced. Why would, should, anyone pay that price?

Posted by: jckdoors | August 11, 2010 1:40 >>>>>>>>>
If they want to buy a cheaper bag, than they should do so. No problem. But, the merchant (and the no-doubt factory in China) is making money off of Coach's trademark. The trademark is Coach's property; the merchant is stealing from Coach.

Posted by: GRILLADES | August 11, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

@GRILLADES

"If they want to buy a cheaper bag, than they should do so. No problem. But, the merchant (and the no-doubt factory in China) is making money off of Coach's trademark. The trademark is Coach's property; the merchant is stealing from Coach."

Right.

And the manufacturer in China probably employs children for 80 cents an hour.

Posted by: ceefer66 | August 11, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Companies like Coach or Louis Vuitton that make pocketbooks with the gaudily emblazoned logos appeal to vain people. People who buy the signature items do it for the world to see their purchase. Those who can't afford but want it, have no compunction about getting a cheap look-a-like knock-off. These companies need to get back to the basics of making bags without logos. They'll see the counterfeits disappear overnight.

Posted by: jabreal00 | August 11, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

coach replica from skyfashion is cheaper,less than $30

Posted by: livanli | August 12, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

if you want the chepaer coach bag,go to www.sky-fashion.net

Posted by: livanli | August 12, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

such bags were meant for celebrities or wives of drug dealers lol. if you want cheaper alternative, visit @ www.coachhandbagsonsale.info

Posted by: coachhandbagsonsale | August 14, 2010 5:58 AM | Report abuse

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