In news that's sad, but unfortunately quite true, it turns out that it may be Hermès employees who are partially responsible for the luxury brand's counterfeit woes. The Telegraph reports that, just last week, 12 suspects were arrested for their involvement in producing knockoff Hermès bags — including two employees of the company.
Sparked by suspicion from insiders at the French fashion house, this recent crackdown resulted from a one-year investigation that unfortunately confirmed some of their worst fears. Naturally, this is huge concern for the brand, whose handbags we associate with their iconic status and dream-ticket (or perhaps, more like in-your-dreams-ticket) price tags. And with that in mind, they're continuing to dig. Hermès did not announce that they'll be stopping investigations, but instead, that they still suspect other employees may be involved. We don't know about these possible staffers-suspects, but if it were us, we wouldn't mess with the powers that be. (Fashion Telegraph)
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