$3.5 Million in Fake Designer Goods Seized from NYC Store

Tory Burch, Michael Kors among the counterfeit designer names

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    Fake Tory Burch handbags were among tens of thousands of pieces of counterfeit luxury purses and wallets recovered by the NYPD Trademark Infringement Unit Wednesday in Manhattan.

    An NYPD investigation into a counterfeit luxury goods business in New York City culminated Wednesday in six arrests and the recovery of tens of thousands of counterfeit purses and wallets, authorities said.

    The fake luxury goods had a total estimated street value of $3.5 million, according to police.

    Investigators from the NYPD Trademark Infringement Unit began looking into the La La Fashion store at 115 W. 28th St. about two months ago, police said.

    The items seized from the store had been shipped from China, and included counterfeits of designer name products like Tory Burch and Michael Kors, according to police.

    The counterfeit luxury merchandise was also offered for sale online, and supplied to Chinatown and Canal Street shopping corridor vendors, police said.

    The six people arrested, ranging in age from 27 to 62, were charged with first-degree trademark counterfeiting, police said.