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Fake bags are big business and the problem is no longer contained to the crowded back rooms of shops in Chinatown. More than 100,000 fakes with a suggested retail value of more than $5 million were seized in the Chicago area during the fiscal year last year and according to detective Kevin Read, this makes Chicago the third largest marketplace for counterfeit designer merchandise. [Crain's]