Counterfeits on the Rise This Holiday Season

Hidden cameras spot fake merchandise looking so authentic it's hard to tell they are not real.
3:00 | 12/23/13

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We've heard of the fakes, fake purses watches, but tonight the super fakes made with real materials. When bianna golodryga investigated, they were not happy. Reporter: Gucci, prada, vuitton. The names make you say, "oh!" The prices make you say, "no." But our hidden cameras reveal on new york's gritty canal street, the next generation counterfeit handbag. It's called, a superfake. A superfake comes from a factory, either at midnight when it vanished when no one's looking, or maybe it was supposed to be damaged and someone can slip it in their bag and take it home. Reporter: In rare cases, experts say some are made with handcrafted leather, genuine handles and hardware. Counterfeiting expert valerie salembler gave me a pop quiz. Which is real, and which is the fake? This is the real? Fake, wow. Reporter: We went to see the underground market. This man carries a showroom on a smartphone. He asks us to wait. You don't want us to come with you? There's no stores. Everything is in the back, it's hidden. Reporter: But then he spots our camera, and he isn't happy. No hitting, no hitting. Reporter: Some fakes were easy to spot. And it doesn't even smell like leather. Reporter: But then, superfake chanel. That's beautiful. That's nice. Reporter: The real thing goes for nearly $5,000. The superfake, $600. Reporter: It may seem like a bargain to you but experts say counterfeiting encourages child labor and funds organized crime. That's a lot of bad karma to carry around with your brand new fake handbag. Bianna golodryga, abc news, new york.

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