Coach bags are some of the most frequently copied. Photo courtesy of Coach.Luxury items from big-name brands are ultra-popular holiday gifts, but with so many impostors out there, it's extra important to be sure you're buying the real thing. Shopping online places greater distance between you and your purchase (which allows serious room for scams), but these days it's even tricky to spot a counterfeit item in person. The online consumer site SiteJabber has put together a list of the top 10 counterfeit items and brands for the holiday season. If you're looking to buy any of the goods listed below, you'll want to be extra careful about where you buy the item and examine it closely or check the store's return policy before you commit.
Behold! The top 10 most counterfeited items of 2010:
- Coach handbags and leather items
- Athletic jerseys
- Nike sneakers (especially Air Yeezy and Air Jordans)
- Ed Hardy and Juicy brands
- Watches (like Rolex, Omega, and Tag Heuer)
- North Face