Some unidentified company was caught red-handed attempting to ship 20,000 fake Christian Louboutin shoes into the United States. US Border patrol seized the shipment that reportedly came from China. Officials estimated the seized shipment would have sold for approximately $18 million. This is the second red imposter shipment that was seized within two weeks. Read the full story on Daily Mail.
Everyone has a different perspective on buying counterfeit goods. Some may decide that they like the look and they love the non-Louboutin price tag associated with the counterfeit goods. While others may feel they’ll hold off to purchase the real deal Louboutin with the real deal price tag attached just for the pure love of the shoe. Regardless, some of us have seen the girl in the club or at some function wearing what appears to be the sought after Christian Louboutin’s but at a closer view well maybe they aren’t really the real thing. As they do in the pictures above the little (sometimes large) imperfections rare their ugly head. Once the imperfections are noticed does your admiration instantly plunge as the reality sets in that they are fakes? Is it ok for Christian Louboutin to lose money just because some may deem he has already made oodles of money and will continue to earn on his shoes?
I can only begin to imagine what goes through Christian Louboutin’s head as he continues to battle those that want to capitalize on his genius idea of putting red on the sole of his shoe. He continues to lose battles in court against YSL and Zara most recently. Christian Louboutin ahs stated that he hates the idea and he takes it very personal. How do you feel about this topic? Would you wear the fake version?