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A Racked informant has more information on that handbag sale at the Flatotel we were wary of listing this morning: "I just wanted to let you know that the designer handbag sale is actually a group sale of re-sellers who will be selling bags for their clients and then getting a commission off the sales. If you knew that, cool.. but it almost makes it sound like the event is some sort of store sample sale or something whereas this really has nothing to do with the brands themselves. A buyer will not be able to guarantee that they will be purchasing an authentic bag unless they know what to look for in terms of authenticity. Or unless they know whether a particular seller is reputable. My inside tipster told me that no Gucci group brands are going to be sold because at one point a fake Gucci bag was sold at this event and the organizers got into legal trouble and are not allowed to sell any more Gucci brands. I would stay away unless you really know what you are looking for and are able to distinguish between authentic and fake bags." [Racked Inbox]