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Knock off brand names in St. Maarten?

Columbia, South...
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Knock off brand names in St. Maarten?

I went to the Bahama's a year ago and bought several knock off purses that weren't genuine. I am wondering if there are stores in St. Maarten that do the same? If so, where? I can't afford a real Michael Kors purse, so I'd like to buy a fake one if it is legal and for sale.

Staten Island, New...
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1. Re: Knock off brand names in St. Maarten?

If you do a search you should come up for some information.

Edited: 2:46 pm, April 14, 2015
Miami, Florida
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2. Re: Knock off brand names in St. Maarten?

You'll find them. But they may be fined if someone reads their name in this post.

Florida
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3. Re: Knock off brand names in St. Maarten?

Knock offs are not ever legal. They are sometimes sold in places where the laws are not enforced, but counterfeit merchandise is always technically illegal.

Richmond, Virginia
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4. Re: Knock off brand names in St. Maarten?

Even if it was legal for sale in SXM its counterfeit merchandise and illegal to bring through US customs.

White Plains, New...
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5. Re: Knock off brand names in St. Maarten?

If you can't afford a Michael Kors purse then get yourself a Joe Boxer or Jaclyn Smith purse from Kmart, they are under $30 and you will have a real purse!

Columbia, South...
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6. Re: Knock off brand names in St. Maarten?

Thank you everyone for your input. I did not realize it was illegal to purchase and bring back to the states. My apologies and thank you for the information.

Auburn Washington
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for St Martin / St Maarten
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7. Re: Knock off brand names in St. Maarten?

Many people do bring back the imitations from SXM. Not really enforced at customs but it is illegal. They are more concerned with large importers, not so much the single items tourists bring back.

White Plains, New...
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8. Re: Knock off brand names in St. Maarten?

Not only it's illegal, but you are also helping organized crime and costing peoples jobs.

Mid, minnesota
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9. Re: Knock off brand names in St. Maarten?

Ebay

Miami, Florida
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10. Re: Knock off brand names in St. Maarten?

Just go to a store and ask. They may be in rhe back.

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