Our Authenticity Statement
Downtowngal purchases all items from major retail establishments as well as from direct manufacturer relationships. When possible, all merchandise contains original retail packaging, labels and in some cases the retail tag. We are hyper-aware that our industry is polluted with so-called bargain designer e-tailers that sell fake merchandise under the "authentic" claim. The sad truth is that most of these e-tailers fake products are manufactured using child labor---mostly in third world countries.
Downtowngal strongly admonishes this practice and we are currently donating portions of our profits (for specific product categories) to the International Initiative To End Child Labor. We hope our efforts and the efforts of others will start to offset the difficulties these children and their families face--just to meet the basic necessities of life. If you would like more information regarding the International Initiative To End Child Labor and their cause, please visit their website and see the valuable work they do.