So one of my clients who is a buyer for a major department store told me a little secret yesterday and I'm not sure how to take it. She swore to me (up and down) that the company she works for (I won't name names) sells fake handbags (mostly Coach). And that I should only get my Coach bag from a Coach store or Coach Factory Outlet. WHAT?? She also told me there have been many instances where uninformed employees will unknowingly take back a fake purse in a return and re-sell it. OMG! Now I have no proof and I don't even know this woman that well, but I was floored. Now I usually buy my Coach bags at a Coach store, but I have bought many other brands from this department store. I even researched it online and there were a lot of forums dedicated to it. Wow, I did not know this at all.
The reason I wanted to post about it was because I wanted everyone's opinions, stories, reaction, etc. I'm in no way accusing a company (that's why I did not name them). I'm not an investigative reporter, but I don't like posting anything without facts.
So, have you heard about things like this going on? Have you ever been duped into buying a fake handbag?