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Emporio Fashion


Fake Jackets

Complaint Rating:  81 % with 47 votes
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Emporio Fashion
New York, New York
United States
Phone: 011393332357824
I was going in to work one day and a guy came up to me asking for a direction to New York. After i gave him the direction he then went on to ask other questions such as what is my background. Because of his sincere face, not knowing he's going to pull up a scam. I have a conversation for a while until he told me his story of loosing a money from the casino and how he ran out. And he went on saying he's a rich guy and give me all of these jackets which is fake! and just ask for a few dollars, but i told him i only have a few dollars which is about $200. He keep insisting how he's going to not have enough money to pay for the rent car he rents and so on... Finally i was convinced to withdraw a few hundred dollars more feeling sorry for the guy because he trusted me with his passport and numbers and the jackets... which i shouldn't done and not knowing is a scam after i did a research online... tsk tsk what a waste of money!
Complaint comments Comments (62) Complaint country United States Complaint category Clothing, Shoes & Acc


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N  15th of Mar, 2009 by    -1 Votes

Emporio Fashion - ripped off
Ashan co

This guy pulled on one sunday and offerred me a clothe after asking me for direction to a place. i got home opened the bag and it was all rubbish-fake goods.
A  19th of Nov, 2009 by    0 Votes
mine was same, i was working on the store the guy came and talked nice. my $ 350 was gone.
A  1st of Jun, 2010 by    -1 Votes
I bought the same kind of jackets for $200, all three shown on photos.
D  20th of Oct, 2010 by    +1 Votes
I just bought 2 nice jackets and 2 suits. I don't know anysthing about fasion, and I didn't know that Emporio is something special.
I was contacted in exactly the same way, and I payed him $400
The clothes are wellsown, of nice materials, so I don't feel cheated. I guess that it is made in china, but so what?
I was in China earlier this year, and I bought some "original" stuff overthere too. But these "Emporia" things are cheaper than you can get it in China!
So don't feel so sad about it - be glad;-)

Hans-Henrik, Denmark
N  21st of Nov, 2010 by    +2 Votes
the happen to me to same jackets and a give $200 for the 3 of them..
N  19th of Feb, 2011 by    0 Votes
02/18/11 . Some guy who appears to be Italian pulls up to a parking lot in Pleasanton, TX. Same thing he is on the way to the airport and is not wanting to sell them but rather give them away for a small quantity if 400.00 dllrs. (Shows me his passport and money to indicate he 's got miney)I tell him all I have is 160.00 and he says 200.00 for all six.
The jackets don't look like they are originals but like the previous post said they are probably worth the amount anyway. Long story short I don't buy them and he gets pissed and leaves. I get curious and google Emporio fashion and I find out that there is probably a group and they are scaming people with knock offs. He should just say what they are, they have got to be worth at least 35 to 40 bucks unless of course they are stolen.
N  26th of May, 2011 by    0 Votes
The same story for me as well. Today while i am coming to office one Italian fellow came and told that he lost all the money in casino and he wants to sell his emporio fasion leather jackets. He told this will cost £300 and he is ready to sell it £100. But luckily I have only £2o and he said fine for that money and gave 1 jocket. After reading couple of stories, I am not sure that is worth for £2o or not. But atleast some one can take action against these bloody ###.
A  14th of Jun, 2011 by    0 Votes
Hi guys!

Same situation in Brazil as well! I was approached by a guy who said he was italian, and that he joined a fancy fashion event. He offered me two jackets and a suit with pants for R$ 1500.00 (about Us$ 900, 00). The problem is that I am about to get married so I was looking for a suit. I ended up buying the suit for about US$ 350. I gotta tell that it fits beautifully, but the brand is Emporio Fashion. I was searching for this brand and found this page. Oh my god!!!
N  21st of Jun, 2011 by    +1 Votes
In London ander the rain I have the same story, he was an Italian who lost his moony in casino bla bla bla, , ,
He offers me a five jacket for 500 Gb, but I rejected
That, I told 5 jacket for 200 Gb, we have
Deal in 250 GB.
But he change the sizes in seconds with out
telling me or showing me (he cheat on me).
A  22nd of Jun, 2011 by    0 Votes
Hi people,
Same happened with me yesterday, when I was parking my car at a construction wholesale market in SP. I crazy Italian guy told me a fully history about him that he was a sales manager from EMPORIO ARMANI and he was inquired to pay extra tax here in Brazil of 2k US$. He offered me 3 leather jackets and one suite for 2, k Reais (around 1, 5 US$) for these peaces, but I had no money. Evenso he tried to insist to sell me, but the amazing thing was that he said "I am giving these clothes to you for free, because they are much more expansive and I will do this because you are a very friendly guy and is latino like me and bla bla...". After several insistence by him, I've tried to thread him by simulating a call to a Police and the guy gotta very nervous and drive out.
So, be aware of this extortion attempt and for similar situation just call the policy.
A  23rd of Jun, 2011 by    +1 Votes
I have the same story in Calgary, Canada. The guys is asking for $300 for 6 jackets and show his rental car and business cards and told me that these jackets are from exhibit and dont want to bring them back in Italy. So he pleaded that I should help him because he need the money to pay off his rental car, he does not want to withdraw cash any more instead sell the sample jackets, I saw them and I knew they were fake and they may only cost $10 a pieces from China. So I told him if he really want to be help to call a help line in Calgary and I took off.
N  24th of Jun, 2011 by    0 Votes
My story is very similar, guy approached my husband and said he lost his money at a casino and needed money to make up and pay rent. He said, he just finished a job and got some Italian jackets, camera, and a suit for his bonus. He gave us a business card and asked for $600 to make up the rent. We gave him the money because his story although fishy was convincing. Did a check online on the items we bought and realized we were scammed. I want to get this guy. I searched on facebook and found his picture. His name is Andrea Ermanni, if he approaches you be warned its a scam.
N  21st of Jul, 2011 by    0 Votes
His last name is Disarno. He can be found on facebook as "Claudio Disarno". He approached me in the same manner, asked me to lunch, I declined, he never asked me for money or showed me any jackets. He gave me his email address. He seemed pleasant, but for a high roller to be renting a jeep cherokee, it didnt really add up to me, so I decided to google him. Glad I did.
N  3rd of Aug, 2011 by    0 Votes
Same thing happened to me from Scarborough, Ontario, was just getting into my car from a grocery store then all of sudden some Italian guy in a Mercedes wave me over and asked me, a Chinese guy in Canada if I speak Italian or Spanish, I thought he's a jokester and told him "Nope, not a word" thinking he must be really foreign and probably just wanna ask direction. He then gave me his card and told me he was here last night for a fashion show, and got 6 leather jackets that he can't bring with him due to taxing so he'll keep just 1 for his wive, at this point I smelled a fishy sales pitch so I immediately stopped him and said "Sorry I have no cash on me just bought my debit", then he goes "Oh ya we're like that in Europe too, and I'm giving it to you for free, I'm rich" at which point then he pulled out an overly fat stash of cash from his pocket to wave at me and parked right beside me, it's at that point I noticed he's driving a Quebec plate which is at least 7 & 1/2 hours driving distance away from here, so I said "You're driving a Quebec plate?", he goes "Ya it's a rental"...so he rented a Mercedes from Quebec, drove at least 8 hours plus to downtown for a fashin show, ended up in front of a random grocery store in Scarborough way off from an airport on the other side of Toronto, and trying to dump 5 of the 6 leather jackets he got from the show because he can't bring it onto his flight? Just when I was about to dig deeper he then asked me "Did you watched the show last night? here feel this, please (sure, I did). it's good ya? how bout I give it all to you, and you just give me a little something in return, like $450?", I told him "Listen I'm broke and living off my line of credit with no cash on me but my debit card, so I don't wanna waste your time", he goes "Ok I like you my friend, tell me what do you think is a fair amount then to give something back to me for, just says a number", I said again "I don't wanna waste your time", then he looks pretty iritated and packed up and went back into his car, I then walk away and looked into the card he gave me and it says, Claudio D., Director of Emporio Fashions. Hahahaha
N  3rd of Aug, 2011 by    0 Votes
And to my friend up there Hans, from Denmark, the key to shopping in China is that you don't talk to the merchant, you look and see what you like, then tell your local companion you want which one, and have him/her bargain for you. For example, few years back I went back to China with a few friends of mine for vacation, during which I went shopping with a local girlfriend that I picked up during the trip, I pointed to a Nike shirt that I liked (since we all know that all Nike are all made in China hahaha), she then asked the lady how much, and was repied with $80 RMB, she then bargained with her in their local dialect for a few words and I ended up leaving with store with 2 shirts for $20 RMB, few days later I went back to the same store with my buddy because he too liked the shirts that I got, and asked the same lady that I bought from with basically the same shirt how much in English. She told him $250, I died laughting, and my buddy weren't even Caucasian, he was just a Canadian borned Chinese that can't speak Mandarin, that's the naked truth to foreigners from another country, they'll always be trying to exploit you. And lets just say after that we've never shopped without my little sidekick honey.
N  16th of Dec, 2011 by    0 Votes
Today the same thing happened to me a guy who said he spoke to me asking me to be Italian that he wanted to get to the airport after just taught me that all passport, airline ticket, business card, everything absolutely everything from Italy ... arlington tx today was 12-15-11 .. watch out! I will not steal as my ... 120 dlls only able to steal $ 300 asking me to give him and gave me 4 jackets the same as previous photo reference very ugly smell like oil ... Today's rate was on a white GMC Envoy 4-door to take precautions and those who come after me and be scammed ... welcome to the club =)
N  30th of Dec, 2011 by    0 Votes
Those darn Italians!!! They got me too! Walking to my car these two Italian guys pull up in a nice SUV, asking me if I spoke Italian. So I walk towards their vehicle thinking they're going to ask me for directions. Before I know it, they're telling me they want to give me some jackets for free because they don't need to take it back to Italy and pay extra fees and taxes or whatever. They claimed they were in town for some type of convention showing their sample jackets at the City Center resort and today was their last day, their flight was leaving in 45 minutes. Then they told me their credit cards were max'd out and they didn't have enough to pay for their rental vehicle. If they didn't pay their rental in cash they would be stuck in Vegas and would have serious problems with their company. I questioned them for about 10 minutes going back n forth. They said the jackets were a gift to me and they didn't want anything for it but in the same breath asked me to help them pay for their rental. They showed me some rental paperwork and pamplets from what appeared to be a rental agency. Me, being the nice guy that I am, told them if they were truly in dire straits with paying their $367 rental bill and would be stranded here in Vegas, that I would go with them to the rental office and pay their bill myself so they could fly on out of here.. They told me that wouldn't be possible according to the rental office. At that point I almost told them NO, NOT INTERESTED but, I bit the big one! I gave them 360 bucks and I got 6 Emporio Fashion men's jackets. Although the jackets are probably faux leather, they are pretty nice jackets. I'm probably keeping two for myself and either selling ($40 ea) or giving the others away. 360 bucks is a good chunk of change but I don't understand why they have to scam their merchandise when it's actually pretty decent stuff. Anyhow, I'm just hoping that the jackets aren't stolen. And yes, I'm going to Metro tomorrow to make a report and cover my ###. Never came across a situation like this before after 50 years on earth. I thank these ITALIANS! for making me all the more wiser.
N  7th of Jan, 2012 by    0 Votes
Today on a beautiful friday morning at about 11:~~ am, on january 6th 2012, in Woodland, California, I purchased 3 men's and 1 woman's Emporio Fashion leather jackets for $200 from a very nice Italian gentleman with a sincere looking face on a nice blue Nissan Rogue SUV. I am laughing my @$$ off while reading all those stories, it makes me feel a whole lot better about my self, that I am not the only dumb one, with every line I read, I feel the weight is being lifted off of my shoulders, man, I love reading your stories guys., although I bought nice jackets for cheap, I'm still gonna have to read them for couple of more minutes till I'll be able to go eat my dinner without thinking about it, and then read some more stories like that before bed to lift some more of that heavy feeling off of my chest. I was approached on a parking lot and asked if I spoke any Italiano, I replied English and Russian only, then since we are both from Europe he hooked me up with "Armani Emporio" products. He was coming from CalExpo in Sacramento, similar to the stories above, asking for directions to San Francisco, last day, late to airport, flying back to Italia, wanted to get rid of the samples to avoid tax, spoke in broken English, in the middle of the sentence switches to Italian, his English seemed to get better with every sentence though, showed Italian passport, Vincenzo ********, his people were calling him, asking where he was, needed to sell fast and a lot, so that's how I got hooked up.
D  19th of Jan, 2012 by    0 Votes
Same situation, I met this morning in Florence one italian guy in the parking area of my company. He said me: "Did you remember me, I was a collegue of you at the university in 1995 ..." and he gave me two jackets without asking money, explaining the jackets are part of sample he've used in "Pitti moda" here in Florence. Then he did a strange speech about different Switzerland and italian V.A.T. asking if I can pay him the difference, but fortunately I was without money in my pocket ... Strange, at the end he left me the jackets ... I will donate them to the church ! Did someone of you had some problems after the approach of the italian guy ?
N  19th of Feb, 2012 by    0 Votes
for real i also bumped into this Italian!!! same story airports, car rentals and ### but true say the amount i paid for the jackets is worth it cuz honestly they are fit for purpose!!! i dont feel cheated for real!!! after all some ''big stores'' are ripping us off!!! u look at the fabric of today and u just feel cheated but cuz we got no choice we swallow!!! i dont support them dont get twisted but i dont feel cheated!!!

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