Eight people were arrested this weekend and charged with selling counterfeit items following a raid on a Brooklyn flea market.

According to NYC Sheriff Joseph Fucito, more than 2,000 faux designer goods were seized from the AquaDuck Flea Market in East New York on Saturday. Among the alleged rip-offs were belts, pocketbooks and watches featuring brand names such as Gucci, Versace, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton.

The sellers were charged with trademark counterfeiting and unlicensed vending, both misdemeanors.

The Sheriff's Office—a civil enforcement agency that primarily handles tax issues—undertook the raid after the brands hired a private investigator to inspect the goods. "In order for us take law enforcement action, I need someone to verify that it's counterfeit," explained Fucito. "I can't make that decision on my own."

Despite several "crackdowns" on counterfeit goods on Canal Street and elsewhere, demand for the products has remained high. “We live in Brooklyn, we don’t live in Hollywood," one customer at the East New York market told the Post. "Who can afford a real bag?”

Sheriff Fucito said the raid went off without a hitch. "For a very large open-air flea market, there was no real controversy," he told Gothamist. "For the most part it was very smooth and uneventful."

Inquiries to the AquaDuck Flea Market were not immediately returned. The eight arrestees have until next week to decide whether they'll contest the charges in court.