Saturday, May 23, 2009


Fake Louis Vuitton handbags are now permitted for sale in the Plaza by fleamarket vendors
also Prada, Burberry, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi and a lot more. Illegal? yes.
The city now invites the sellers of this junk to come to the Plaza to sell to misguided "consumers", a purposeful action to cause more "We told you so" problems. Don't bother making a complaint,there are orders to the police to ignore any type of enforcement.
Editorial by Atty Tom Cushman, Artists won't make Plaza a flea market


  1. Anonymous24 May, 2009

    This stuff is illegal in the U.S. Every city has cracked down on this business except St. Augustine, where it is done right out in the open with no repercussions. Buying these products supports gangs and undermines our economy.

  2. Anonymous25 May, 2009

    Okay anonymous. Maybe you've been as far as Satsuma.

    "This stuff" is available in Phillie, New York, Boston, Miami--just from personal knowledge.

    Some people buy a thick $10 rolex knowing what they are getting. Some people eat hot dogs. Get over it.

  3. We believe in free speech obviously, but i gotta say, many of these angry unconsrutctive , smart alek posts seem to be coming from the same person.

    Counterfeit products are illegal in all of those cities that you mention. The police and U.S.Customs aggressively enforces, arrests and prosecutes.This is a marked difference from five years ago. The designer houses have since exerted their immense influence and demand that they be protected.

    As artists we would not want our works being photocopied and sold down the street.