Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Care for a Bucksstar Coffee with your McDnoald’s burger?

Everyone knows that the Chinese are world leaders when it comes to fake products, but the Communist country has cemented itself as the 'King of the Counterfeiters' with a new mall dedicated to the brand impostors.

The copycat brands have logos that are "almost the same" as the original products they're faking, but now city bosses in Nanjing (east of Shanghai) are under pressure to stop the mall from opening.

Want a burger? There's a familiar looking takeaway restaurant called McDnoald's. Pizza more your thing? Then check out the Pizza Huh restaurant. Coffee? No Starbucks on these corners, but you can buy a cup of Bucksstar Coffee instead.

The mall is still being finished, but shoppers who saw pictures of the fake stores have slammed the whole idea as "plain dishonest"...
"Some fakes are done light-heartedly to be funny, but these stores look so much like the real thing people are going to feel cheated"
Big brand sportswear companies are also the regular targets of counterfeiters. The new Fake Brand Mall is likely to stock the brand of Naik, which seems to share a similar "swoosh" and slogan ("Just Do It") with the more commonly known label, Nike.
You'll also probably do a double take with the shoes and sportswear on offer from Adidos (Adidas) and Dama (Puma)...

* Hat tip: Spare Room

* Mirror.co.uk - Fake brands shopping centre set to open in China

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  1. shishir Says:

    I have a strong feeling that they are the new revolution and you can find out why as I have written about it in