Originally Posted by Lysol
just because TR is saying that they're fake, i wouldn't be so quick to dismiss them as fakes. TR has been selling to discounters and outlet stores for the last few years it seems and target certainly qualifies as such. didn't coach recently file charges against target for selling fake merchandise to which target defended saying that they purchased the bags directly from coach? i believe the jury is still out on that one but, with all of these "luxury" brands selling to what they deem as "upscale discounters" (eluxury, nordstrom rack, off 5th, bluefly, loehmans, etc.) i think it is entirely plausable that a buyer for target, could have easily purchased coach, true religion, whatever on the up and up without the companies being fully aware. by the time they realize who exactly they sold their merchandise to, their name has already been tarnished so they have no choice but to claim that they're fake and file a lawsuit. even if it's dropped six months later, the company has does a fair job of distancing themselves from a place like target.
it's entirely possible that they are fake, but IMO it seems more plausible that true religion unknowningly sold target their goods than target was irresponsible enough to sell conterfeit merchandise.
TR is who we called not Target. as for TR selling to discounters, that is not of their doing nor is it of Diesel, or Chip & Pepper, or Sevens, or Paper, or any other brand you can find at a Ross, Loehmans, or Marshalls or any place like that. The vendor has no say in that it is up to the retailers to do with last season apparel what they will and many times it is sold to a consolidator who then sells to the large discount stores.