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LVMH CEO Says Auction Site Vuitton Bags Are Fake

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Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here. is an online auction site that claims to sell authentic luxury goods—including products from Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs—to the highest bidder. The thing is: the site makes money by charging users to per bid and has long been surrounded by controversy and online allegations that the company employs unfair business practices—including automated bidding and time-stopping.

Now, Styleite reports, LVMH's North American CEO Daniel Lalonde says that the Louis Vuitton handbags up for auction on "must be fakes."

Have you ever successfully won and received authentic goods from
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