The showroom of clothing and footwear of shoes of global brands was located in a building on Alicia Moreau Street from Justo to 700 in Puerto Madero. And today it was shut down in a police operation that was in charge of the Defrauds and Scams Division of the Economic Crimes Department of the City Police, in conjunction with the Directorate General of Operational Coordination of the Ministry of Justice and Port security.
The place was called Imported Baires and its target was luxury as it pretended to sell garments from renowned imported brands such as Versace and Dolce & Gabbana at a clearly lower price. Lawyers representing several brands in the country reported that the products were not original. Thus, the criminal, counter-ventional and misdefiance prosecutor Celsa Ramírez intervened and corroborated that they were apocryphal. The place was raided this week: there, more than 2,200 products were hijacked between handbags, purses, T-shirts, shirts, jackets and slippers, and it was closed.
In his catalogue he offered Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Fendi, Moncler, Christian Dior and Balenciaga products and used renowned athletes and figures from the medium to promote the brand. Imported Baires’ Instagram account reached 51,000 followers. To make an appointment, you had to contact a cell phone number on the account in advance, where they proceeded to provide the previous shift address from Monday to Saturday.
The owner of the trade, a 35-year-old Avellaneda businesswoman who set the management of the premises as her tax domicile, was delayed by the City Police for not having a rating to function. In addition, she was charged with infringement of article 289 of the Penal Code, which sanctions the falsification of trademarks.