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Chick lit takes on fake fashion

isabelle.jpgHave you ever been tempted by a fake Prada, Louis Vuitton or Burberry purse on Canal Street while on vacation in New York?

Or how about those Web sites that allow you to purchace shoes that look just like the red-soled Christian Louboutins -- but for a fraction of the price.

There are those who are fans of fashion fakes, and then there are those who think it's a crime.
Earlier this year New York councilwoman Margaret Chin submitted a bill that would could have fake fashionista paying more than they bargained for. Chin is suggesting a $1000 fine or up to a year in jail for buying counterfeit goods.

In her latest chick lit page-turner J'adore Paris, Eastern Townships-based author Isabelle Lafleche tackles the tricky topic of fake fashion.

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Isabelle Laflèche also just released Carnet d'une romancière à Paris, a girls guide book to the city of lights. To enter to win a copy, tell us what you love most about Paris, or what you would most like to see if you have never visited