THE LIMITED'S REVEALING SUIT

What's Victoria's real secret? well, possibly that some of those frilly unmentionables ogled in catalogues and purchased from pink boutiques may be illegally imported from China. That's the allegation being leveled at the Limited, the retail giant that controls Victoria's Secret, as well as at Lane Bryant, Structure, Express and Abercrombie & Fitch. In a civil fraud case recently unsealed in Los Angeles, the U.S. textile industry, which includes manufacturers such as Springs Industries, claims it has revealing evidence that the Limited knowingly purchased reams of Chinese apparel mislabeled to indicate that it was manufactured in Hong Kong. Private detectives rooted...

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