People buying counterfeit luxury bags from New York City's Chinatown will soon suffer serious consequences. Chinatown Councilwoman Margaret Chin has constructed a bill that would fine buyers $1,000 for purchasing knockoff Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Fendi and Hermes bags, among other fakes. Councilwoman Chin has stated that money made from purchaseing these fake handbags are most often used to fuel other illegal acts. The bill is set to be introduced to congress for discussion and voting on Thursday.
I have to agree with this bill and if I was congress I would vote yay. I truly work hard to enjoy the finer things in life as should everyone else. If you are not willing to invest in an expensive handbag that is your choice however, these investments should not be mimicked and readily available to those not willing to spend the money.