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Urban Outfitters Renames “Navajo” Items after Causing Offense

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Flagstaff, AZ–When an ethnic group becomes a fashion adjective, prepare for backlash. There’s a current fashion trend that is alternatively (and incorrectly) labeled Navajo, Southwest, Native American, Santa Fe, and other variations that that editors bestow on it. But call it “Navajo,” and you risk offending people. Thousands of people, …

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Australian Police Seize $1 Million in Counterfeit Handbags, Footwear

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Sydney, Australia—Australian police and officers from the Trademark Investigation Services seized Sunday more than $1 million worth of counterfeit designer handbags for sale at Parklea Markets, a popular flea market destination here. The confiscated merchandise included more than 500 handbags bearing brand names such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Burberry, …