Here Are The Most Counterfeited Products For The Holidays

I didn’t know people still wore UGGS, but then again I’ve been wearing the same shoes for three years now (I do actually take them off on occasion). Apparently, enough people are still hungry for the trendy footwear that they top SiteJabber’s list of this holiday season’s most Top 10 Counterfeit Items.

, which lets shoppers rate and review websites, put together this list based on the volume of complaints registered by its users.

So with no further ado, here are this year’s Top 10 Counterfeit Items and brands:


2. Coach handbags + leather items

3. Tiffany’s

4. Athletic jerseys

5. Perfume

6. Nike sneakers (Air Yeezy and Air Jordans)

7. Ed Hardy and Juicy brands

8. Watches (Rolex, Omega, Tag Heur)

9. North Face

10. DVDs (especially box sets of TV series)


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  1. Alvis says:

    Capital-J Jerseys? I feel bad for the lowly handbags.

  2. Kimaroo - 100% Pure Natural Kitteh says:

    Wait… Air Yeezies?

    I’ve uh… never heard of them. Now get off my lawn!!

  3. The Marionette says:

    Don’t wanna accidentally get one of those fake southbutt jackets.

  4. Brink006 says:

    ‘Athletic Jerseys’ taking initial cap and “the North Face” not having its proper name used– this list feels counterfeit

  5. samonela says:

    9 out of 10 items on that list are of no concern to me…

    (read: overpriced/overmarked name brand stuff)

    • Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

      Which counterfeit items nearly always are – high-end merchandise that is really just overpriced to begin with.

      • Raekwon says:

        Which is why sometimes you can get the identical product or something close to it only counterfeit or without a branding. High end counterfeit watches are rumored to sometimes be better than the real thing minus the precious gems.

    • sonneillon says:

      Well who is going to counterfeit the 20 dollar pairs of Jeans I buy?

      Thank god mens clothing is so cheap. Even high end mens fashion is cheaper than the female counterpart.

    • pecan 3.14159265 says:

      And your point is…? Let me guess – you make 9 of those 10 things at home.

  6. ExtraCelestial says:

    Here I thought I was hip and young. Air Yeezys?? This must be what it feels like to be the parent of a teen.

  7. brettb says:

    Air Yeezy! What else would you wear if you wanted to stomp on Taylor Swift?!?

    • Mr. Fix-It says: "Canadian Bacon is best bacon!" says:

      Air Yeezy, I know you’re busy being a Nike product, and I’mma let you finish…

  8. dulcinea47 says:

    You’re kidding me!! The college girls where I work wear nothing but Uggs. And leggings. Which is my least favorite fashion trend ever.

    • raydee wandered off on a tangent and got lost says:

      How about those hideous leggings that look like jeans? My sister visited me last year wearing them, and I thought she must have hit her head or something. Yuck. Pre-faded jeans, even.

      • Angus99 says:
        • raydee wandered off on a tangent and got lost says:

          It’s like the 80’s have returned with a vengeance. Should I tease my hair into a a frizzy eye-poking nightmare and put on rainbow eyeshadow? @_@

          • Julia789 says:

            80’s are happy memories for me. I’d love it if the styles came back (in MODERATION of course!)

            Except for maybe the bat-wing shirts. Never really got into those sleeves. Always felt like doing the chicken dance when wearing those sleeves.

          • Clobberella says:

            Over the last month or so, I’ve noticed at least half a dozen girls wearing leg warmers, of all things. Sparkly ones, too. I was all like, gag me with a spoon! I don’t know if it’s really an emerging trend or not, since my city is not exactly known for cutting edge fashion, but if this is the way things are going I’m going to start dressing in grunge again just so I’ll be ahead of everyone when the next wave rolls around.

      • grandzu says:

        Jeggings! My baby niece has them.

      • axhandler1 says:

        They’re called jeggings.

    • RayanneGraff says:

      Lol… jeggings are indeed horrible. I wouldn’t have worn those even IN the 80s.

      However, I do like the leggings/uggs combo(though in my case its $20 generic suede ugg-like boots from Target). It’s ridiculously comfy, and wearing big fuzzy boots make me feel like a bear :3

      • LadySiren is murdering her kids with HFCS and processed cheese says:

        My pre-tween girls (yeah, I know…don’t go there about the terminology) are driving me NUTS asking for jeggings and UGG boots. It’s all I hear when we drive past Justice these days. Ugh! (or UGG!, as the case may be)

    • pastthemission says:

      and some of them don’t realize that the leggings you wear as pants are VERY different than the ones you wear under skirts. Nothing like seeing girls with transparent skin tight pants on, especially the heavier ones that bought them a size too small.

  9. The cake is a lie! says:

    I just got back from Manila and took a walk through Greenhills mall. Sort of the Manila version of Canal street. Anyway, 80% of what I saw were bags, so it is no shock those are so high. Most of the rest of replica stuff were watches and jewelry.

    As a side note, I’ve heard that the ratio of replica to real Rolex watches out there is 10:1. The fact is, the guy next to you on the train wearing a Rolie is more than likely wearing a fake. Considering the real ones are thousands and thousands of dollars, I’m not surprised people would go to the replica market for one. As long as it tells time…

    • Bsamm09 says:

      IMO If you buy a replica, you are insecure and see it as a status symbol. When you buy a real one, not the gaudy blinged out ones, you are buying a high quality wrist watch that you can paas down. This is only my opinion as there are other reasons people buy either one.

      • Cheap Sniveler: Sponsored by JustAnswer.comâ„¢ says:

        If you buy the original, you are probably spending way too much money to impress other people.

      • ramfan1701 says:

        That’s not necessarily true anymore, although the luxury goods companies certainly want you to believe it. A fascinating book on this subject is “Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luster” by Dana Thomas. She talks about how many of these types of goods went from being by quality handmade products to mass-produced items, often made side by side with so-called ‘lower quality’ brands. There is also a chapter about counterfeiting that is quite interesting.

      • The cake is a lie! says:

        I totally understand what you are saying. I have a Breitling that I bought used for $1200. It was spendy for sure, but far less than the pricetag on a new one. I bought it because the only two things worth buying to pass down to your kids (in my opinion) are art and jewelry. Land, cars, businesses, etc are all nice, but it is the art and jewelry that will hold sentimental place in their hearts. I wanted something I could pass down to my son that he would remember Dad wearing. My $300 Citizen is just too common for him to really form any type of sentimental attachment to. He’ll always remember that Dad would wear that watch when he had somewhere important to be or something significant to do.

        Now, the people who have a box full of ten thousand dollar watches are just paying too much for status. Sure they will probably last forever, but those are too common for their kids to care much about. They will inherit them and then immediately sell them. Some watches are as good as art and should be appreciated as such. Having too many Picassos sort of diminishes the value of them to the owner, in my honest opinion.

  10. Scurvythepirate says:

    Heuer… it’s Heuer.

    But maybe the counterfeit brand is Heur. What do I know.

    • dotkat says:

      Thanks for the spelling correction. I was about to do that. I did see a fake Rolex for sale in Jamaica, once. It was spelled “Rolecks”. Honest. I’m not kidding!

  11. sugarplum says:

    Fake perfume? Wouldn’t it smell off? I’d hate to get a fake product you put on your skin.

    • dru_zod says:

      On a totally unrelated note…I love your avatar, and I am unanimous in that.

    • terrillja says:

      Fake as in watered down. I got tricked once by buying from a 3rd party on Amazon. Didn’t realize it until I bought another bottle of the same stuff from Sephora and was blown away. Ever since, I’ve been buying the Sephora samplers. Get a bunch of vials of different brands, then bring in the voucher to get a full size bottle. Great deal.

      • MFfan310 says:

        Fake perfumes could also contain nasty stuff like urine and antifreeze.

        I once saw fake perfumes/colognes galore at a flea market stand. The boxes looked similar, but there were differences. The Angel box wasn’t the right shade of blue, plus the wording on the bottom of a Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male tin can was screen-printed and not textured. But the funniest thing was what a fake bottle of Creed Green Irish Tweed (a $200+ scent sold at Neiman Marcus and Saks). If you looked closely, it said “Creed Green Frich Tweed”.

  12. raydee wandered off on a tangent and got lost says:

    Would South Butt products count as North Face counterfeits? I seem to recall an article about a tiff between those two a while back … still gives me a chuckle when I see people wearing North Face garments. XD

  13. lolBunny says:

    I spring for Coach bags because they hold up. I can’t even tell you how many inexpensive handbags I’ve gone through, they just don’t last. I’ve never had a knock-off Coach bag, but I assume it still wouldn’t hold up. It’s not just about the label, but the quality of the product. Coach makes a good product, imitators don’t.

    • Outrun1986 says:

      Dakine is still my favorite purse brand, their stuff REALLY holds up, if you don’t mind a sporty look. I get the ones with the long strap, but they may have styles appropriate for dress too, I do not know. Plus they are relatively inexpensive, I have gotten 6-7 years out of a dakine purse that is still going strong and I paid $20 for it. These purses just don’t die. They don’t get holes or rips and they also wash well when they get dirty.

      • Bsamm09 says:

        I have a Dakine surf bag. holds up to everything. school, wetsuits, salt water, even has a compartment for my surf wax.

    • Fubish says: I don't know anything about it, but it seems to me... says:

      My wife buys a new Coach bag every 10 years. Problem is that now they started putting their logo on the damn things and I think they look trashy instead of simple and elegant. I heard that Coach has become an important status symbol for some ethnic immigrant groups and I guess Coach is catering to them by doing this..

      • Erika'sPowerMinute says:

        Amen. I could conceiveably be down with a plain, no logo leather design, but the blingy logo-infested ones look like pure ass, among the least tasteful things I’ve ever seen.

        I live in an area that has a lot of people from the Philippines and if casual observation is any indication, having head-to-toe Coach (literally: sunglasses, wallet, bag, shoes) is very popular among that group.

        • phonebem says:

          FYI, its pretty much for asian women across the board. I don’t think it would be exaggerating to say the Lao and Vietnamese communities keep the Park City Coach outlet in business.

          • pecan 3.14159265 says:

            I don’t know if the Filipinos consider themselves Asian. But I agree, it seems that Asian immigrant women are fueling this trend. American Asian women, probably not. It’s important to make that distinction.

      • babyruthless says:

        I’ve noticed that Coach sells different items in different parts of town. The Coach store in the ritzy Dallas mall? It sells lots of leather goods with small logos. The Coach store in the middle-class mall in the ‘burbs? It’s all cloth and giant logos. They still make nice purses but there’s a lot of crap, too.

    • Awesome McAwesomeness says:

      I’ve had the same one for 5 years. It’s classic black leather and cost $500 with tax. It’s got another 5+ years on it with no problem. I carry it every day too. The only other purse I have is a black coach backpack that I carry when I need to be hands free.

      • inadequatewife says:

        I’ve had the same classic style Coach bag since 1990. The strap is frayed on the edges and the clasp is loose, but otherwise the bag has held up to daily use. It’s the only purse I’ve carried since I got it.

        I have two more identical bags stashed in my closet, just in case I ever decide to swap to a new one. The bags don’t have the new style logo, they are simply a buttery soft leather. Unless someone is familiar with old-style Coach, they’d never know – but I do get compliments on it, from people who miss the old, understated quality.

    • Jubes says:

      My brother and I took a trip to the Coach outlet store in Niagara Falls at the end of summer. I got an amazing leather zip around wallet and a huge purse that fits my netbook, books and some other things for school. For the price and the quality a girl can’t go wrong, but that is ONLY at the outlet stores. I would never buy something at the normal stores, even the girl working in my local store told me to go to the outlet.

      • scoli83 says:

        Why is it that people on this site only talk about the quality of Coach and never the quality of other brands like Louis Vuitton or Gucci?

        Coach has gotten very expensive recently, for a mid-tier brand. Sure, you can spend $500 on a Coach, but for about $200 more you can buy a top-tier brand bag. Honestly, if you are keeping your bag for a decade, like my wife does, the difference per day is minuscule.

        • Jubes says:

          Personally, I will only buy Coach at the outlet, but that is because I cannot afford to pay for the newer lines, or different brands. If I could, I’d be buying Louis Vuitton, Burberry or Chanel in a heartbeat! So for me, Coach is the least expensive quality brand that I can/could afford. The bag I bought was $125 and my wallet was $95 (my brother paid for the wallet). Most of their items were 30-75% off, plus they were handing out 20% off coupons when we walked in the door.

          Also, I think my boyfriend would kill me if I spent more than our mortgage payment on a purse. I already got a huge talking to when I came home with the big Coach bag lol.

        • Powerlurker says:

          Is it just me, or do those Louis Vuitton monogram bags look really boring? Japanese women seem to love them though.

        • wimom says:

          Your wife is a lucky woman. Actually, I am too, my husband encourages my LV purchases. He understands that they hold up in value and that I can pass them on to my daughter. Why buy something that will wear out quickly. LV lasts.

  14. stevenpdx says:

    Tag Heur??? That’s already a fake name for Tag Heuer.

  15. Fubish says: I don't know anything about it, but it seems to me... says:

    I used to shop in the little storefronts on Canal Street in New York City’s Chinatown – they were (are) notorious for selling counterfeits and knock-offs. I used to by $10 women’s “Rolex” watches for my daughters when they were kids. One time I examined a $10 “Rolex” and turned to the guy behind the counter and asked, “Is this real??” He furtively looked around and then whispered in m my ear, “No. Is a fake.” It was a great place to shop – “Mont Blanc” fountain pens for $5. Wheee! You could really impress your co-workers but the downside was that your boss might think you were making too much money. LOL!

  16. RayanneGraff says:

    Never understood why people get all moist over brand names…

    • wrjohnston91283 says:

      some brand names actually have good service and quality behind them. Most of the names on this list however aren’t what I’d refer to as top-shelf.

      • Mr. Fix-It says: "Canadian Bacon is best bacon!" says:

        Basically this. When my Seiko ‘nigh-indestructible’ Titanium self-winding watch turned out to be more nigh than indestructible, Seiko took the watch, out of warranty, repaired it, sent it back, and paid for shipping both ways.

        It’s no Rolex, sure, but it’s MINE, goddammit.

    • raydee wandered off on a tangent and got lost says:

      Same. I’ve been in the market for my “ideal” purse for a while now. I’ve picked up, here and there, a few acceptable purses, my current being a sturdy little bag that was a return and thus SUPER freaking cheap, about my ideal color, strap length, and accessability… only problem being is that it’s about half the size I need a purse to be. And it’s not like my wishlist is impossible! I just want durability, capacity, and attractiveness.

      If I could, I’d just make one myself, but I’m not equipped to deal with heavy canvas and leather.

  17. Rooster Cockburn says:

    Yes, if you buy “Tiffany’s” then you probably are not purchasing something from Tiffany & Co.

    • kuhjäger says:

      Very true.

      I have turned my wife into a Tiffany whore over the past couple of years.

      She really likes what they offer, and I know that the stuff is well made, and will last, and hey it is classy.

      Plus they have the best customer service I have dealt with. The last time I bought her something there, the saleswoman sent me a hand written thank you note for my purchase. Not as nice as the thank you I got from my wife, but still, a class act.

  18. sweetgreenthing says:

    knock-off’s are the best! I’m not one for brand names anyway, so I see knock-off’s as the store brand versions of marked up junk. I’ll take my junk cheap, thanks!

  19. backinpgh says:

    How can you not know people still wear Uggs when I see approximately 8 out of every 10 girly girls who walk by wearing the godawful things?

    • Bella_dilo17 says:

      Hey, I live in Minnesota. Yes, they’re hideous, but they keep my feet so warm and dry.

      • kalaratri says:

        Yup. I have (real) Uggs and they may be the most hideous thing I’ve ever worn, but they’re so warm and toasty. I only pull them out when it’s freezing and I insist on wearing them with other proper cold weather gear.

    • Awesome McAwesomeness says:

      Hideous, but amazingly comfy.

  20. Lina Mow says:

    As an Australian, it’s funny seeing everyone in the US wearing UGGS.

    In Australia, UGG wearers are considered “bogans”, which is the equivalent of trailer trash here.

    • awer25 says:

      “…which is the equivalent of trailer trash here.”

      Unless you’re one of the girls wearing them, they are the equivalent of trailer trash here in the US too.

  21. DH405 says:

    I think the more important question is.. Where can I buy good fakes?

    • stevied says:

      You be posting on the internet and you don’t know where to buy fakes?

      • mianne prays her parents outlive the TSA says:

        The question was where one could find *good* fakes.

        I wouldn’t mind having a nice leather handbag, and I don’t really care if it’s got a Coach, Prada, or Burberry logo on it or not, nor do I want to spend a mortgage payment on one. But I don’t want a knockoff which is made of vinyl instead of leather and with stitching which will come apart within a week.

        Fake or a real “offbrand” doesn’t matter, just something that is classy, well built and under $50–Is that asking too much?

    • Powerlurker says:

      South Korea. They talk a good deal about it in The Cult of the Luxury Brand: Inside Asia’s Love Affair With Luxury.

  22. jrwn says:

    Um, where do I get some of these great Christmas presents?

  23. Amnesiac85 says:

    9 out of the 10 things on this list have nothing to do with me. The 10th thing barely has anything to do with me. I guess I have nothing to worry about.

  24. Jubes says:

    There is a pair of Uggs that I want really really really badly. But I’m not going to shell out $175 for them. I once bought a pair at winners for $85 when they picked up in popularity, and although they are extremely hideous, they are the most comfortable boot I have ever worn. I actually know a girl who started a “business” importing counterfeit products, actually she sold 5/10 of those products. I was really happy to hear when she got caught for it.

    • bethanyboo says:

      I have a pair of UGGs as well as a pair of Bear Paw boots. The quality, comfort, and warmth of the bear paws is very close to the UGGs and about half the price.

  25. Awesome McAwesomeness says:

    Am I reading Correctly that Air Yeezy’s cost a minimum of $699 if you can find them? What’s so great about them?

    And what a stupid name.

  26. edicius is an acquired taste says:

    I have a couple knockoff NHL jerseys and frankly, I can’t tell the difference between them and the real RBK ones from Got a Detroit Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg 2009 Winter Classic and a Buffalo Sabres Ryan Miller 3rd jersey. Love ’em both.

  27. Rocket says:

    WTF is Air Yeezy?

  28. gman863 says:

    Given dozens of people are offering Windows 7 or Office 2010 for $25 each on Craigslist I figured Microsoft would have cracked the top ten.

    • Powerlurker says:

      I’m betting that a lot of those are resold student copies. My copy of Windows 7 Ultimate cost me $20 through my school.

      • gman863 says:

        Most of the ads say “installed on your PC”.

        Although I don’t do it, I know two IT people who moonlight doing this. In the case of Windows 7, it can be as simple as editing a few lines in the registry to make the “trial” period last forever without entering or activating a license code.

  29. TacomaRogue says:

    My younger sister has asked for (real) items from brands 1-3, 5, 7 and 9, looks like I won’t have to spend an arm and a leg when I shop for her, just need to find the good knock offs.

    Side note: while visiting her this week I wanted/ needed some body spray/ perfume which she usually has a lot of. The only bottle I could find was Ed Hardy perfume, it smelled like a cheep knock-off of Dolce & Gabana’s Light Blue (the only thing I would ever spend insane ammounts of money on if I could ever bring myself to spend insane ammounts of money). After about 30 minutes it began to reek of what can only be described as “desperation, douch-baggery and the Jersey Shore” (according to my husband) it also cause some nasty hives, and I’m sensitive/ allergic to nothing.

  30. TacomaRogue says:

    My younger sister has asked for (real) items from brands 1-3, 5, 7 and 9, looks like I won’t have to spend an arm and a leg when I shop for her, just need to find the good knock offs.

    Side note: while visiting her this week I wanted/ needed some body spray/ perfume which she usually has a lot of. The only bottle I could find was Ed Hardy perfume, it smelled like a cheep knock-off of Dolce & Gabana’s Light Blue (the only thing I would ever spend insane ammounts of money on if I could ever bring myself to spend insane ammounts of money). After about 30 minutes it began to reek of what can only be described as “desperation, douch-baggery and the Jersey Shore” (according to my husband) it also cause some nasty hives, and I’m sensitive/ allergic to nothing.

  31. consumerist65 says:

    Not sure what the issue is re the Uggs counterfeits but Ugg/s is a generic term for the style of boot that has been available in Australia for decades.

    To register the name was a questionable practice, it is the same as registering the name “sneakers” or “boots”.

    Payback hurts I guess. 8-)

  32. mbz32190 says:

    Are you telling me my Rolodex watch isn’t genuine?

  33. AD8BC says:

    What’s a UGGS?

  34. cranguy says:

    I’d add counterfeit Nintendo DS games to this list. Supposedly it’s one of North Korea’s few profitable exports. There are tons of them on eBay coming out of Hong Kong, Philippines, etc. Never buy DS games from sketchy Asian countries, and look out for abbreviations like “NDS” (for some reason, this Asian sellers use this abbreviation often whereas Americans do not) and descriptions like “does not work on DSi” (DSi has better lockout security and will not play most commercial bootleg copies). If you get a game that does not play on your DSi, it is almost certainly a fake.

  35. LastError says:

    Uggs? Is that like Leggs? Do they even make Leggs any more? Being a dude, this is not something I know a lot about except when I am preparing to rob a bank. And then I go for the cheap hose. Not like I care if they run. As long as I can!

  36. Chipzilla says:

    Tag Heur? Is that like Rollex?

    Learn to spell