They Sell No Fake Before Its Time” – NY Times article on street vendors, specifically those that sell fake goods.  Interesting points:

– people insist on beleiving that the goods ‘fell off the back of the truck’ and therefore are real (which, the article asserts, is seldom the case);

-some purchasers have no clue as to which luxury brand is the target of the knock-off they’re buying ;

-some bags are sold labeless, and the purchaser pays extra to have a label glued on.