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Eagle-eyed appraisers sift Chinese second-hand luxury market for fakes

It's the world's biggest market for luxury goods -- and their counterfeits -- so an expert eye for telling a bona fide Chanel handbag from a bogus one is a skill set in hot demand across China. Enter the "luxury appraiser", an diffrentiator of real from fake, trained to triage handbags, belts and garments for dodgy serial numbers, stitching and...

3 May 2021