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Councilwoman wants to make it a crime to buy knockoff handbags in NYC

Drop the Gucci, and put your hands up!

Councilwoman Margaret Chin wants to make it a crime to buy sham Chanels, pirated Pradas and other counterfeit handbags in Chinatown.

The Manhattan Democrat’s bill would slap tourists and bargain hunters caught buying designer fakes with a maximum $1,000 fine and up to a year in prison.

Chin and lower-Manhattan residents are petitioning for a hearing on the measure, saying Canal Street peddlers are spilling into side streets to harass anyone passing by.

“People think it’s an adventure,” Chin told The New York Post. “If you want to get these name-brand knock-offs at a cheap price, you go to Chinatown.

“It’s always illegal for people to sell, but it’s not illegal for the people who buy this stuff,” she added. “Hopefully, this law will cut down on the demand.”

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