A new bill from New York City Councilperson Margaret Chin would make it illegal to shop for counterfeit designer goods, reports the Huff Post.
Chin represents New York’s Chinatown which is considered the counterfeit capital of New York City.
Violators could be fined up to $1,000 and face a year in prison under the bill. Shopping for designer knockoffs is a popular past time for both tourists and local a like.
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