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Breaking news: Cartier isn't saying they're selling fake goods, but the company is suing online flash sale site Hautelook to the tune of $2 million. According to the folks at Fashionista: "According to court documents obtained by Fashionista, the Cartier watches sold by HauteLook are secondhand. One of Hautelook’s selling points is that they work directly with the brands, and that they sell new–not used–merchandise, so Cartier feels that HauteLook has made false claims when it comes to the brand." [Fashionista]