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First up: This week, LAPD intercepted a huge shipment of fake True Religion jeans in the port of LA, and arrests were made today. How huge was the shipment? More than 21,000 pairs, with an estimated value of $1.5 million (Santee Alley) to $6.2 million (if sold at a store like Bloomie's). Don't know how good the copies were, but the tipoff was when a random inspection turned up jeans that had a janky "Tuffs Made in USA" tag sold over the True Religion one. Huh. Wonder if there was any fake Ed Hardy in the shipment. And this story about the people and factories behind the counterfeits implies that there's very little that can be done about it abroad -- it's kind of like whack-a-mole, close one down and another pops up. Very sad, really, but what we want to know is: where does one get a counterfeit Porsche? [California Apparel News; New York Times Magazine]