Sydney store Cosette accused of selling ‘superfake’ designer goods


Discounted designer goods retailer Cosette has been alleged of selling counterfeit goods and ‘superfakes’ following an investigation by media outlets.

New South Wales Fair Trading has now received more than 25 complaints following reportage by The Sydney Morning Herald and A Current Affair.

Many buyers have revealed that their designer bags were indeed ‘fake’ after authenticity checks failed to ensure the legitimacy of products.

Cosette operates a brick-and-mortar store in Sydney’s The Rocks, as well as trading online. The company describes itself as a “trusted discount reseller” of European labels.

Angus Kidman, a money expert at Finder, described it as a “buyer’s worst nightmare” spending thousands of dollars on a bag only for it to be deemed an imposter.

“Telltale signs of a fake are getting harder to spot with sellers becoming increasingly more sophisticated,” he said.

“Australians who are concerned they have been impacted are urged to authenticate their item with the manufacturer and contact the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission if they’ve been misled about a purchase.”

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