A European-style luxury shopping strip in Shenyang, China? NOT.
If anyone asked for more proof of the growing luxury market in China, here it is.
It seems that the growing Chinese luxury market doesn’t just show up in the amount of true sales in luxury brand but in the presence of a shocking shopping strip of luxury brand rip-offs.
According to www.ibtimes.com:
At first glance, this pedestrian shopping street in China may have looked like any luxury boutique shopping street in Europe, featuring brands from Chanel to Hermès, complete with Starbucks and Häagen-Dazs, but on closer inspection the street is nothing but the the latest Chinese ripoff: an entire street with shops modeled to look like high-end boutiques.
Photo credits: offbeatchina.com
Although China has been known to have an abundance of fake products, an entire strip mall of rip-offs is a first and has shocked even the Chinese who are used to seeing fake products every day.
The mall that can be found at Wanda Square in Shenyang is being promoted as “European-style pedestrian street”. The boutique shopping strip and all the shops are supposedly decorated like so as a “way of marketing to lure in more investments.”
They say that imitation is the best form of flattery. Is it really?
They say that imitation is the best form of flattery. But what do you think of an entire shopping strip of luxury brand knockoffs?