Another High-End Brand Is Furious At Costco For Claiming To Sell Its Products

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Michael Kors is suing Costco for allegedly advertising the designer’s trendy handbags without actually being authorised to sell them. 

“In a federal lawsuit filed in New York, Michael Kors accused Costco of a bait-and-switch scheme,” the Associated Press reported. “It says Costco advertised the bags as starting at $99, but didn’t actually have any to sell.”

Michael Kors handbags typically sell for hundreds of dollars. The label is the most searched-for fashion brand online, a testament to its immense popularity. 

Tiffany & Co. also sued Costco for allegedly using its trademarked brand to sell diamond engagement rings. 

Costco had stopped marketing the rings as “Tiffany,” but the jewelry brand wrote in a lawsuit that the damage was already done. 

“There are ‘hundreds if not thousands of people who mistakenly believe they purchased and own a Tiffany engagement ring from Costco,” the New York Times reported, citing the lawsuit. 

Costco hasn’t commented on either case. 

The discount retailer has made a push to offer high-end brands lately. Costco has advertised products from Tumi luggage, Under Armour, Badgley Mischka and 7 For All Mankind.

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