Just a warning to potential importers of branded clothing from Chinese exporters. Brands such as Sean John, Phat Farm, Baby Phat, Gucci, Prada etc etc.
We have just completed an investigation into the importing and selling of branded wear - and this is the bottom line :
ALL branded clothing is covered by Legal Licensing Agreements - if you do not have a licensing agreement with the company in question, you cannot import or sell any products baring or resembling their branding. Licensing agreements are only awarded by the corporate office of the brand, and never a factory or distributor. You can also only obtain a sub-license from a Master Licensee and nowhere else.
Most branded wear companies have a legal department whose sole purpose is to investigate brand theft, counterfeiting and the like. They initially will send you a cease and desist order if they find that you are selling brands without a legal agreement, under the assumption that the goods are either fake or stolen.
If a cease or desist order is ignored, legal action is taken against you.
Even if you buy from a site that specializes in the goods, the Customs officials are more vigilant when it comes to branded goods and have the telephone numbers of the Corporate company's licensing division. They call and confirm identifying security markers to determine whether the goods are genuine or not.
You would need to confirm with the Corporate whether the listed site is a valid Licensee or not.
If they are then it's all good. But remember that individual items under one brand are covered by different licensees, so it could be come a very tricky minefield to navigate.
Be smart when purchasing branded goods - or stay away from it altogether...