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EXCLUSIVE: How British tourists buying counterfeit replica handbags in Dubai are funding Kim Jong-un’s nuclear missile program

British tourists have been warned against buying counterfeit luxury goods in Dubai because they could be funding North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and his nuclear missile program. Experts say many of the fake handbags, purses and Rolex watches on sale in ‘secret shops’ in Dubai are believed to be have been counterfeited in North Korea. The industry is worth millions of pounds and brings in desperately needed hard currency for the Pyongyang regime.

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The UN Security Council has begun drawing up even tighter sanctions after North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest missile test last week. South Korea accused Kim Jong-un of ‘maniacal recklessness’ and the North Korean ambassador to London was called to the Foreign Office to be told how seriously Britain viewed the test as a breach of the non-proliferation treaty. Thousands of tourists from Britain and other Western countries visit Dubai every year and many end up being lured to hidden Aladdin’s Caves full of items which are the spitting image of the genuine articles.

A Mail Online reporter visited the Al Karama market area in downtown Dubai recently and, after dropping several hints, was told a car would pick him up and take him to a secret location.The shopkeeper said the police checked his premises every day and he could not risk keeping counterfeit goods on display.

The reporter was whisked away to an anonymous block of flats and taken up to the third floor.There the door to a non-descript apartment opened onto a veritable Aladdin’s Cave with Fendi, Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton replica handbags and purses on display along with imitation Rolex watches and other luxury items.

The quality of counterfeiting was exceptional and only an expert would have been able to tell the difference. The replica bags and replica watches were sold for a fraction of the normal price. The merchants were Iranian and, when asked where the bags were actually made, one said: ‘Korea’.

Asked if that meant North Korea, he replied: ‘Yes’. The goods are thought to be brought to Dubai from North Korea via Iran, which is just on the other side of the Straits of Hormuz, although it is not clear if the authorities in Tehran are involved.


The latest entry into the minimally branded contemporary replica handbag category is Malibu-based von Holzhausen, whose attractive pebble-grain totes and bucket bags with knotted drawstring fake handles and painted edges are carving out a place next to like-minded offerings from Mansur Gavriel, Building Block and Clare Vivier.

The accessories label was started by Vicki von Holzhausen, a former car designer who still has a stake in that industry, since she’s married to Franz von Holzhausen, chief designer of Tesla. The two live in the Coastline Drive community in a modern home they are redesigning together.

“Cars are aspirational products, fashion is the same, so there’s an easy connection to draw people in,” says von Holzhausen, who worked in the auto industry for 12 years at Audi and General Motors before transitioning into fashion last year.


When she started, designing a bag was not as easy as she thought. “The engineering that goes into making an auto is so much more complicated, so you’d think a bag would be a piece of cake. But it’s been quite a journey,” says von Holzhausen, whose sleek personal style (Stella McCartney, Helmut Lang) is reflected in her less-is-more designs.

Her first was a cross-body replica bag with a cage-like construction. “The idea was for it to be a container, a bag within a bag outlet. And I have taken the same elements and translated them through all the pieces.”

“Where you do see my abilities as car designer is our bucket bag,” she says. “It’s very organic, and has a slight fender shape at the base. But besides that, I’m really not literal about it. Where I do use that expertise is in the technical side of manufacturing, and my understanding of materials.”

Although the von Holzhausens don’t discuss her collection too much, Vicki says, “We have a similar future approach to things, especially regarding the sustainability concept. There’s a consumer who doesn’t want 20 leather hides in a car anymore — or a fake bag.”

That translates into how she sources leather, she says. “Our tannery is a by-product of the meat industry, so they don’t kill any cows solely for the replica bags. We are trying to take a more mindful approach to the process, and letting people know about it. We do manufacture in the U.S., we do paint every edge seven times, this is not just a cookie-cutter thing you’d see at J Crew.”


Von Holzhausen also tapped her contacts in the auto industry to source a polyurethane material to create her first vegan bag, in her popular shopper tote bag style, which is remarkably lightweight and stain resistant.

Prices range from $95 for a pouch, to $395 for an oversize drawstring clutch, to $595 for a medium tote, to $650 for a bucket backpack, and colors include black, taupe, sand, burgundy and caramel. Monogramming is available in 20 colors on four bag styles.

She’s decided to build her business on the direct-to-consumer model — for now. “I talk to my customers all the time, and you’d be amazed at how much input they want to have.”

Next up for the designer? Her first new category: belts, which roll out in the spring. “We’re using a simple coil as a buckle,” she says.

“I’m thinking of the brand long-term. I could have pitched it to a venture capital firm and built it quickly, and sold it in three years. That was not my approach. I put our name on it, I put my name on it.”

Every lust-worthy replica designer bag in Jhanvi Kapoor’s closet

jhanvi-kapoorSridevi is no fashion slouch, and it stands to reason that she passed on her sartorial gifts to her daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi as well. And blame it on the millennial need for instant gratification, but 20-year-old Jhanvi isn’t waiting for her actual big screen debut to begin making inroads in tinsel town. While Karan Johar flips a coin and decides which star kid to hand out a big break to next, Jhanvi has been quietly, and assuredly, punching in her presence on every best-dressed list available.

Her ascension to the next big thing is backed up by a healthy appetite for replica designer handbags, Hermès and Chanel being her partners in crime. We took stock of the many, many luxury labels dotting her closet and here’s what we have to report.

When your parents are the crème of the film fraternity, your uniform involves Chanel quilted replica bags. Jhanvi took her tan sling to the movies for the Mirzya screening, but ensures that her classic black number regularly sees the light of the day (and the lens of a camera) too.

While her wedding closet has been unofficially sponsored by Manish Malhotra, Jhanvi’s off-duty look is dominated by crop tops and her signature Goyard Saint Louis tote. Roomy enough to stash replica handbags everything in, including probably a backup outfit reserved for run-ins with the paparazzi, it isn’t hard to see how Jhanvi landed on this winner.

Superstar Sridevi’s daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi, have yet to make their official Bollywood debuts but thanks to their insane style cred, they are bona fide Instagram celebrities already. We dare you to tell replica handbags us that this little black-and-white snap isn’t giving you lowkey Kardashian vibes already.

The Runway-Approved Styling Trick to Accomplish Your Old Bag Feel New Again

The Runway-Approved Styling Trick to Make Your Old Bag Feel New Again

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Gucci Will Gave Out Goodie Replica Accoutrements During A-List Academy Awards Party

The Academy Awards hottest after-party was befuddled by Gucci Replica Handbags, who commutual up with Madonna for the ninth anniversary event. The affair was hosted by aptitude administrator Guy Oseary at his home. The attendees were as A-list as possible, including Gucci adept administrator Alessandro Michele. “It” girls included Alicia Vikander, Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson, Elizabeth Banks, Emilia Clarke, Emma Roberts, Gwen Stefani, Olivia Wilde, Saoirse Ronan, Zoe Kravitz (her dad was aswell present), Emma Stone and Margot Robbie.

2-Elizabeth Banks kept her white cape on for the parties
Elizabeth Banks kept her white cape on for the parties

“It girls accustomed Gucci rings at Madonna’s after-party(Photo: Courtesy Gucci).

The men of the atramentous were no agnosticism aggressive to see who would be People’s next Sexiest Man Alive. The angry antagonism came from Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Eddie Redmayne, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Franco, Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Michael Fassbender. Hollywood heavyweights Harvey Weinstein and James Corden aswell attended. Performer Dave Grohl reportedly chock-full by, forth with presenter Chris Rock.

Brie Larson afflicted out of her Gucci Replica Bags Sale clothes and into Converse for the after-party circuit(Photo: Instagram).

Many of the accolade winners landed at the Gucci affair at the end of the evening. It ability be because attendees larboard with Gucci affair favors, far above to burglary an Oscars centerpiece.

The women took home a clover and bright ring from Alessandro Michele’s aboriginal accumulating as adept director. The men larboard with a brace of Gucci Replica Bags Uk adept arch cufflinks. While the absolute Academy Awards appearance ability accept seemed slow, there’s no way this affair was abundant shy of spectacular.