OMG!! SA retailer sells Louis Vuitton jersey for R75
Louis Vuitton is the most counterfeited designer out there. They have produced many different lines of bags throughout the years; canvas monogram, epi, vernis, damier azur just to name a few of their outside finishes. With all of this, authentication can be overwhelming.
It is not that obvious for many as wearing a branded item is in itself seen as an act of confirmation that "you’ve arrived." So, as they say, everyone loves a good bargain, right?
It is in that instance that it proved just too good to be true for a jersey bearing the Louis Vuitton brand name to be sold for just R75 at a Pick n Pay store in Paarl, in the Western Cape.
This prompted a spokesperson for Pick n Pay Janine Caradonna to confirm that the item was a bit over the stores range as it was just a ‘silly April fool’s day joke that only happened in July.’
She said, "this is certainly not an item within our range".
She further explained that the product was never approved by the retailer's buyers, was not ordered and should never have made its way onto shelves.
"We ordered an assorted knitwear range for our stores and clearly this item mistakenly made its way into our delivery container. While we no longer have a relationship with this supplier, we have engaged with them to find out how and why this could have happened," she said.
Caradonna said they were checking all their stores and had so far only located this item, which had since been removed.
We love looking stylish and sleek in our respective corners, and well, an expensive brand here and there isn’t that a bad idea. So, we guess you can’t falter anyone who wants the coolest things in life, but eish, this one was just too much.
Counterfeit products are a serious issue in South Africa. In recent years, a number of brands including, Gucci, Giorgio Armaniare sold as counterfeit goods.
In recent months, social media users dragged a man for wearing head-to toe - Gucci clothes. Here are some of those memorable tweets.
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