It seems that China, known around the globe as the fake handbag capital of the world, might be soon be getting a better rep. Louis Vuitton and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba are teaming up with Taobao to crackdown on the number of fake LV bags that pass through their virtual aisles.
Alibaba says that Taobao will now remove any product listings that they suspect are counterfeit, and start to apply preventative measures to the site to weed out other phony goods. This is part of a bigger agreement Alibaba signed last August with the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition to break down the market for pirated stuff.
So if you still want that fake Louis, you might want to keep your search off the internet and hit up the Fake Market.
Fake LV bags on Taobao
By Lauren Holdcroft