NYPD Raid Knock Off Haven; West Village Residents Heated Over Y-3; Coke Whores; Zac Posen For Target; Cashmere Mafia Cancelled?
By Nick Burns
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New York City Police raided three Chinatown buildings and shut down over 30 retailers for hawking counterfeit designer goods. Police seized over $1 million worth of knockoff accessories like faux-Prada bags, Burberry umbrellas, Louis Vuitton wallets, Rolex watches and more. Tourists openly weeped until they realized when you shut down one counterfeiter, three more pop up. It won't be long before they start knocking off Gucci's "I Heart NY" bags just to ruffle NYPD feathers. [WWD]
Residents in the West Village are upset that Yohji Yamamoto's new Y-3 store is wasting valuable energy by leaving its massive garage door wide open in the dead of winter. They hope to lure customers into the store with the heat. Not sure what residents are complaining about if they don't have to pay the heating bill. [Gothamist]
Label whore or coke whore? You decide! A new exhibit of work by Comenius Roethlisberger at Colette in Paris features chocolate bars engraved with designer logos—and filled with a mix of powdered sugar and cocaine. That's just asking for a court battle or a break in. [Fashionista]
Zac Posen will create a capsule collection of red carpet looks for Target...in Australia. Sadly, he's only making womenswear. [Fashion Week Daily]
Did Cashmere Mafia get the kiss of death from Lipstick Jungle? Rumor has it that Cashmere Mafia has been put on moth balls. [Fashionista]