A Fake Luxury Shopping Strip In China Featuring 'Cnanel' And 'Hwrmès' Shocks Even The Chinese

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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.

The street is located in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang, according to Offbeat China, behind Wanda Square. Familiar store fronts would make a shopper think Hermès, Chanel, Tiffany & Co., and Prada, among other luxury brands, have all decided to open a branch on the street, but take a better look: 

Cnanel, with two N's. Does this mean the C is silent?

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Tifeany & Co., Pronounced, Tea-Fee-An-Ee.

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 Cairter, no easier to pronounce than the original French Cartier.

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PRΛDΛ, Prada pledges Greek. 

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Herwès, also known as Hermès with an inverted M.

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Häagen-Dezs, not Häagen-Dazs

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Starbocks Coffee

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