Vlade Divac has a nice career after basketball. He owns a restaurant, probably smuggles some arms on the side, and, according to a story in the Sacramento Bee (from Sactown Royalty), he also sells faux-designer handbags that he tries to pass off as the real deal. At least, that's what the lawsuits against him claim:
Though it exudes elegance, [Vlade's] store is mired in two ugly lawsuits that accuse it of pawning off fake Gucci bags as the real thing.
In one suit, filed in federal court last year, Gucci demands that the store stop selling counterfeit Gucci products. A second suit was filed April 18 in state court by a consumer who says he was duped.
And on Thursday, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office confirmed it is pursuing a criminal investigation of L'Image.
Let this be a friendly reminder to all you people out there who have too much money and not enough brains: when in doubt, stay away from stores owned by people hailing from former Soviet Bloc countries. You don't want to go shopping for a poodle and get a lamb. Or go shopping for a woman and get a dude. (The scarf around the neck always fools me!)