Once this domain was used to sell replica Chanel products which the website owners claimed were of a quality comparable to those of authentic Chanel products. As with all replica sites though, the claim was completely false, and the products sold here were determined to be of inferior quality, with regard to both materials and craftsmanship.
As a result of this online store’s activities, a Federal Court ordered the operator of the site to stop “manufacturing or causing to be manufactured, importing, advertising, or promoting, distributing, selling or offering to sell counterfeit and infringing goods; bearing any trademarks owned by Chanel,” and enjoined the owner from again “using any trademarks owned by Chanel in connection with the sale of any unauthorized goods.” In the order, control of this and other domains were also transferred to Chanel to prevent them from being used to sell replica Chanel products in the future.
Some people say that counterfeiting is a “victimless crime,” but that is not so. Counterfeiting, including the sale of replica Chanel handbags and watches, exploits people, including children, and profits from the sale of fake items have been traced to numerous illegal activities, including prostitution, drug trafficking, money laundering, and terrorism.
Additionally, consumers are getting a bad deal when they buy a replica Chanel handbag. A real Chanel bag looks great year after year. To the contrary, a replica bag is made with much lower quality materials and without the skilled craftsmanship that goes into every real Chanel handbag. Due to the use of lower quality materials and poor standards, a replica bag will need to be replaced over and over again as the stitching comes undone, the straps break and the colors fade.