The luxury handbag brand just won a lawsuit against Linda and Courtney Allen of Syosset, New York, for operating two web sites (Bellafashions.net and MyClassyFashion.com) that sold and advertised fake Coach handbags. Awarding Coach $44 million dollars, the Manhattan federal court also granted a permanent injunction against the sites, which sold fake Coach bags in plain site as "not original" designs, and "in no way affiliated with the authentic manufacturers."
Said judge Colleen McMahon about the ruling, "This award may be crippling, but it is plainly needed to prevent Allen from going back once again into the business of counterfeiting." Ouch. The Allen girls are probably going to need a little more than a mother-daughter spa day to cool off from this one. (WWD)
(Real) Coach Legacy Colorblock Carryall, $458, available at Coach.