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Fake lululemon sold at house parties It appears women thought they were getting a great deal on pants, tank tops and other yogainspired clothing when they attended what they believed were lululemon house parties in recent months. But the items some up to 50 Bridesmaid Dresses per cent cheaper than retail were knockoffs, says rcmp const.Michael bojaruniec, who investigates counterfeit goods. On sept.1, officers busted a house party and seized about 100 fake pieces of clothing.Items were priced between $35 and $75 compared with real lululemon pants that cost about $100. To the unsuspecting eye, it looked like legit lululemon apparel, says bojaruniec, the lead investigator on the case. "The quality looks good, but when you look at the finer details in the stitching, you can see that the quality isn't there,"Said bojaruniec. Investigators are still determining the origins of the clothing and where it was manufactured. Items were sent more information to lululemon athletica to verify authenticity.A company spokesperson was not available for comment. Police say they received a tip about the sept.1 party, which was advertised on Facebook.They suspect similar parties were taking place in the sarnia area throughout the summer, perhaps longer. The investigation is ongoing and police have not yet made arrests. "If it looks too good to be true then the odds are you're not buying legitimate stuff that goes for all merchandise,"Says bojaruniec. "Even with sporting goods sports jerseys or sports hats if it's crazy cheap, the odds are you're not buying authentic trademarked gear.You're getting ripped off. " The house party as crime scene is a new phenomenon in sarnia, he said, adding most seizures of counterfeit goods occur in stores. The rcmp warns that counterfeit items are often cheaply made and don't meet canadian standards.Not only do they defraud consumers, but also represent a risk to consumer safety. Thousands of jobs are lost when legitimate companies lose sales to counterfeiters, who don't pay taxes.