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Upscale fashion brand Michael Kors is suing discount retailer Costco for allegedly falsely advertising its handbags at bargain prices.
According to WWD, the wholesale giant sent out a nationwide Mother’s Day email on April 16 promoting a variety of ‘designer handbags starting at $99.99′.
Included in the send out was ap oakley outlet parently an image showing bags with Michael Kors’ signature gold MK logo.
‘When a consumer “takes the bait” and seeks to purchase Michael Kors handbags at a Costco store or on Costco’s website, no such handbags are a oakley outlet vailable.’
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Mr Kors, 53, who has sold off much of his company, also reportedly sent representatives into 19 different Costco branches and asked them to search the website, but was unable to find proof that his bags were on sale.
Full price designs usually range from $298 to $1,195.
Michael Kors is seeking a court order to stop Costco from advertising its products, and to recoup profits plus puni oakley outlet tive damages stemming from the alleged false ads.
Mr. Kors: While Costco may not be a direct line retailer, they may have purchased overstocks from retailers who ARE licensed to sell your bags. After all, anyone can walk into a TJ Maxx or Marshalls and walk out with on oakley outlet e. Along with your sunglasses, shoes, clothing, etc, etc. And I HAVE seen Michael Kors bags in Costco perhaps they are knock offs, but the fact is, they are selling bags with the MK logo. If that’s the case, then Mr. Kors needs to deal with the firms counterfeiting his goods, and stop worrying about Costco.