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

 @SophieXSong
on August 30 2013 10:41 AM
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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?

chanel CNANEL  http://www.weibo.com/p/1005051948232931

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

tiffanys Tifeany's  http://weibo.com/shenyangskyscrapers

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

cartier Cairter  http://weibo.com/shenyangskyscrapers

PRΛDΛ, Prada pledges Greek. 

prada PRΛDΛ  http://weibo.com/shenyangskyscrapers

Herwès, also known as Hermès with an inverted M.

hermes Herwès  http://weibo.com/shenyangskyscrapers

Häagen-Dezs, not Häagen-Dazs

haagendazs Häagen-Dezs  http://weibo.com/shenyangskyscrapers

Starbocks Coffee

starbucks Starbocks  http://weibo.com/shenyangskyscrapers

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