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Yes, some replicas are illegal counterfeits and it's important that you're educated on how to spot a legal replicas from an illegal counterfeits. First thing is first, look at the price. If it sounds like it's too good of a deal for a designer, it probably is. If the seller is advertising $20 Gucci sunglasses, you can be certain they are not really Gucci sunglasses, but an illegal replica instead.
Take a look at the logo. It is illegal for retailers to sell sunglasses with the logos or trademarks of designer glasses at discount prices because it violates copyright law. However, a legal replica will come with a tag or a label that says, "inspired by..." and note the designer.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|