On Monday, a woman took to social media to share photos of a jersey sold for R75 at a Pick n Pay store in Paarl, in the Western Cape.
The jersey had Louis Vuitton - an expensive fashion brand - written all over it, Briefly.co.za gathered.
"PnP jerseys one size multi colour," the tag read.
News24 reported that a look at an overseas Louis Vuitton online stores showed a similar knitted item costing substantially higher, with prices reaching into the thousands.
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Pick n Pay has since released an official statement claiming the R75 'Louis Vuitton' jersey should never have been on its shelf.
Spokesperson Janine Caradonna said the item was "certainly not an item within our range".
"We ordered an assorted knitwear range for our stores and clearly this item mistakenly made its way into our delivery container. While we no longer have a relationship with this supplier, we have engaged with them to find out how and why this could have happened," Caradonna added.
Pick n Pay has since checked all their stores and only found the one item. Counterfeit products are a serious issue in South Africa.
Briefly.co.za previously reported Mzansi dragged a man for wearing head-to-toe Gucci clothes - which they believed were fake.
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