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Elsewhere: Wharf handbag sellers targeted in counterfeit raid



Friend of the Appeal Mark Grissom spotted some “kinda grumpy feds” from the local branch of the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raiding several Wharf area businesses this afternoon.

The businesses are located at 2655 Taylor (home of the “F&L Gift Shop“), 2585 Taylor (a business called the L&J Fashion Company is located there) and 417 Beach (New Life Gift, anyone?).

Says Grissom, the agents were “unloading A LOT of boxes and packing them into other boxes,” presumably to confiscate them. We’ve called and left messages at the ICE field office, and will give you more details as soon as we have them.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • chanaynaysf

    These stores are pretty well known for Knock Offs and I’m talking really really good ones! Tiffany necklaces and keychains that everyone would think are real (and don’t tarnish). Full on LV Suitcases and Air Jordans in their backroom were the best though.

  • chanaynaysf

    These stores are pretty well known for Knock Offs and I’m talking really really good ones! Tiffany necklaces and keychains that everyone would think are real (and don’t tarnish). Full on LV Suitcases and Air Jordans in their backroom were the best though.

  • chanaynaysf

    ps they also said they had stuff that was real ivory.

  • chanaynaysf

    ps they also said they had stuff that was real ivory.

  • raqcoon

    I didn’t know they had decent knockoffs. Geez, why not bring those goods to the ‘hoods? I’m tired of leftovers at Goodwill.

  • raqcoon

    I didn’t know they had decent knockoffs. Geez, why not bring those goods to the ‘hoods? I’m tired of leftovers at Goodwill.

  • TEEBEAVY

    Maybe because it’s illegal? I wonder if Chinatown is next since there are several of these stores selling the same merchandise.

  • TEEBEAVY

    Maybe because it’s illegal? I wonder if Chinatown is next since there are several of these stores selling the same merchandise.