Prada CEO Patrizio Bertelli recently told Bloomberg that 'fake goods aren't totally bad. At least it created jobs at some counterfeit factories.' Sadly for Hermès, the people responsible for the production of copies have been their own employees.
Last Thursday French police finally managed to crack an international crime ring that had been selling copies of the luxury French brand's signature designs. In the bust, police found around £14.5 million worth of expensive skins set to be used by to create copies one part of the ring. 'This operation concludes a one-year investigation following an Hermès complaint based on clues and abnormal behavior identified through the house's internal monitoring systems," the brand said in a statement.