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    What Was Seized From Luxury Brands
    A Gucci purse.

    The News 4 I-Team analyzed a database of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seizures between January 1, 2009 and April 30, 2014 and found a large number of items seized from high-end luxury brands. Here’s a list of some of those brands:

    Kering Brands

    Alexander McQueen
    Five items worth $15,680, including clothing made of deer, Yacare caiman and reticulated python, as well as trim using Southern African ostrich and American alligator.

    Bottega Veneta
    25 items worth $6,833, including trim using Yacare caiman and leather products made of Nile crocodile.

    Brioni Roman
    Two pieces of clothing, worth $3,637, made with vicuna.

    Gucci
    448 items worth $138,035 including shoes made of reticulated python, leather products made of caiman, saltwater crocodile, Nile monitor, tegu and reticulated python, as well as American alligator and caiman skins.

    Yves Saint Laurent
    127 items worth $73,491 including shoes, clothing and leather products made of reticulated python, leather products made from caiman, Sumatra short-tail python, Burmese python and American alligator, as well as trim using South American gray fox, Burmese python and caiman.

    LVMH Brands

    Bulgari
    21 items worth $3,450, including jewelry using water monitor, trim using caiman and leather products made of American alligator.

    Celine
    Eight items worth $4,939, including shoes made from Burmese python and leather products made of Nile crocodile and reticulated python.

    Christian Dior
    23 items worth $33,618, including a $4,830 garment made of crocodile and leather products made from elk, nile crocodile, saltwater crocodile, Burmese python, blood python and reticulated python.

    DeBeers Diamond Jewelry
    Three leather products worth $210 made of crocodile.

    DFS
    47 items worth $46,116, including coral jewelry, Siberian sturgeon caviar, oyster shells and trim, as well as leather products using Burmese python, brown caiman, Nile monitor and American alligator.

    Donna Karan
    Four pairs of shoes worth $102 made of python skin.

    Fendi
    39 items worth $34,536, including a $17,744 garment made of saltwater crocodile, shoes made of Yacare caiman, trim using American mink and red fox, as well as leather products made of Taiwan stink snake and Nile crocodile.

    Givenchy
    61 items worth $27,321, including clothing made of Muscovy duck and a leather product made of reticulated python.

    Hublot of America
    Five leather products worth $1,476 made of Burmese python and saltwater crocodile.

    Loewe Guam
    94 items worth $19,551, including clothing made of monitor and python, shoes made of reticulated python, raccoon dog, monitor and fox, as well as leather products made from Nile crocodile, saltwater crocodile, American alligator, monitor, Burmese python and reticulated python.

    Loro Piana
    82 items worth $34,890, including clothing made of vicuna with long-tailed chinchilla trim, more trim made of capybara, as well as leather products using vicuna and saltwater crocodile.

    Louis Vuitton
    Four items worth $85,209, including a $36,766 leather product made of saltwater crocodile, as well other leather products using American alligator and trim made of Nile crocodile.

    LVMH Watch & Jewelry
    265 items worth $85,209, including leather products using American alligator, Nile crocodile and python.

    LVMH Fashion Group Americas
    18 items worth $110,339, including a $50,677 leather item made of saltwater crocodile, as well as American alligator skins and other leather products made from American alligator and reticulated python.

    Marc Jacobs
    24 Artic Fox and python skins worth $46.