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If you’ve walked the streets of Manhattan this Winter, you may have noticed an enormously popular fashion fad: Canada Goose Jackets. The $800 jackets tout a mixture of goose down and coyote fur that has some activists up in arms (If you want to read up on that, check out this link: Link). But beyond the cruelty of the jackets, and their incredible price, the jackets seem to have become a status symbol – much like that of Dr. Seuss’ Star-Bellied Sneetches.

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The company, which has, since opening up a store in Manhattan, increased its revenues from $3 million in 2013 to an estimated $300 million by the end of the 2014-2015 winter season. (Link.) With a growth like that, I really hope there are enough coyotes in Canada to sustain their populations.

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With such an increase in sales this year, and the growing status symbols that came with it, many who did not have hundreds in disposable income to spend on a single jacket may have opted for online counterfeits. However, do not fret, my true Star-Bellied Sneetches! There are ways to identify counterfeits: Link, Link.

Manhattan is a funny place.

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