Category Archives: Counterfeiting

Counterfeit luxury goods move further upmarket in China

  A Louis Vuitton store in Fuzhou, Fujian province. (Photo/CNS) When people in China carry designer bags bearing the logos of Louis Vuitton or Gucci, they are often asked whether they authentic or counterfeit. Now the country’s makers of counterfeit … Continue reading

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In China, Luxury Is About More Than High-End Labels

  ASHLEY KINDERGAN, THE FINANCIALIST NOV. 11, 2013,  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Guests drink champagne as they wait for the start of a fashion show held at the Ming Dynasty City Wall Relics Park in Beijing, June 21, 2013.   There was a … Continue reading

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Tesla starts taking pre-orders in China, makes a new home on Weibo

Electric car maker Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has quietly started taking pre-orders for its Model S sedan in China. Tesla China general manager Kingston Chang announced this on his personal Sina Weibo page late last night (here), and now an official Tesla … Continue reading

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World Luxury Association Under Fire In Fraud Scandal

Likely To Lose Official Credentials Ouyang Kun, founder of the World Luxury Association. The Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce announced this week that it plans to revoke the license of the World Luxury Association (WLA) due to fake registration … Continue reading

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The Finer Art of Faking It : Counterfeits Are Better Crafted, Duping Even Sophisticated Shoppers

Even in counterfeiting, the quality improvements of the products has been non stop. The luxury market is growing at an astonishing rate , and the thirst for “bargains” never stops. This counterfeiting is especially worrisome for the mass luxury groups , as the buyers are looking … Continue reading

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VERA WANG OPENS FIRST CHINA STORE, CHARGES ‘TRYING FEE’

Vera Wang, the queen of bridal wear, opens a two-story, 850 square meters store in Shanghai – her largest flagship store – to controversy. Wang’s first China store charges a non-refundable fee of 3,000 yuan (US$482) to try on bridal … Continue reading

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CHINESE CONSUMERS GO AFTER QUALITY, NOT COUNTERFEIT

CHINESE CONSUMERS GO AFTER QUALITY, NOT COUNTERFEIT Until fairly recently, “Made in China” was the biggest stigma a product could carry, conjuring up images of clothing that fell apart, tainted food, and counterfeits of every luxury brand imaginable. But as … Continue reading

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Xiu’s fake product scandal damages e-commerce and eBay deal

  The flagship store of fashion e-commerce company Xiu on Tmall’s online platform was shut down in September after reports of the sale of counterfeit Gucci products. After claiming that an internal investigation into the matter came out clean, Xiu … Continue reading

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Two Years After Entering Market, Yoox Launches Chinese Site

Two Years After Entering Market, Yoox Launches Chinese Site By Jing Daily Published: October 09, 2012 Site Tailored To Particularities Of China Market Chinese supermodel Xiao Wen Ju is featured on Yoox’s China and global sites Two years after entering the China marketwith … Continue reading

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Insight: Gucci, Tiffany target Chinese banks

NEW YORK | Tue Oct 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT (Reuters) – Two Western luxury-goods giants are taking a controversial tack in the fight on Chinese knockoffs, by targeting the U.S. branches of major Chinese banks that allegedly do business with the pirates. … Continue reading

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