Vlade Divac Sells Fake Gucci

Vlade Divac has had his share of WTF stories... but getting sued for selling fake designer handbags takes the cake.

For those of you who haven't already seen this story:

Though it exudes elegance, [Vlade's] store is mired in two ugly lawsuits that accuse it of pawning off fake Gucci bags as the real thing.

In one suit, filed in federal court last year, Gucci demands that the store stop selling counterfeit Gucci products. A second suit was filed April 18 in state court by a consumer who says he was duped.

And on Thursday, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office confirmed it is pursuing a criminal investigation of L'Image.


Selling knockoffs is bad, sure. Pay the people back. Still, I have trouble working up significant pity for folks who spend hundreds of dollars on designer handbags... and can't tell those handbags are fake. If you're buying something solely for the brand stamp, you should be able to tell that the brand stamp is real, right? I wouldn't pay $50,000 for a Hyundai with a Mercedes emblem on the back...

At least this didn't happen at Tunel 21, Vlade's Oldtown restaurant. "I ordered the sirloin... this isn't sirloin... it's... Ron Artest's dog?" Fake leather is much less worrisome than fake dinner.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Sactown Royalty

You must be a member of Sactown Royalty to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Sactown Royalty. You should read them.

Join Sactown Royalty

You must be a member of Sactown Royalty to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Sactown Royalty. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker