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

By @SophieXSong on

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?


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


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


PRΛDΛ, Prada pledges Greek. 


Herwès, also known as Hermès with an inverted M.


Häagen-Dezs, not Häagen-Dazs


Starbocks Coffee


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