Category Archives: Counterfeits

An easy way to identify and group those Chinese consumers that consume fake goods rather than the real deal

The Roller Disco, Putuo

So most Chinese people are not into vintage in the same way their Western counterparts are, but it’s slowly catching on in the Mainland… One reason they may not be that interested in it is because the society itself is … Continue reading

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Individuals vs. The Masses, Jing An District

Behind Plaza 66 lies a quiet little street called Nan Yang Lu [南阳路] that’s usually only used by scooters, as most people end up in the big malls right off of Nanjing Xi Lu. But I was going to pick … Continue reading

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The Future of Chinese Fashion II, ‘Greater China’

I noticed this little girl in Guangzhou scoping out the selection at a local kids clothing “store”, and it struck me as a bit odd to see such a young child be so discerning with her potential purchase (I don’t … Continue reading

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Not Mainlanders (but kinda), Hong Kong

My trip to Hong Kong was short but enlightening and inspiring. They certainly have their own sense of style in Hong Kong, but I don’t think it’s as drastically different as most people make it out to be… It seems … Continue reading

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Posted in Back, Bags, Burberry, Chinese Designers, Chinese People, Clash, Conspicuous, Conspicuous Consumption, Context, Counterfeits, Cultural Imperialists, Domestic Development, Homogenizing Forms, Hong Kong, Joseph Li, Kids, Louis Vuitton, Old, Peripheral Monogrammed Goods, Ruxury, Stratification, Stylish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

RUXURY, China

You all certainly know what luxury is, but have you heard of ‘ruxury’? Well if you haven’t, it’s simple: it’s China’s version of luxury. The name is admittedly not entirely of my own invention… Actually, I didn’t come up with … Continue reading

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What’s Going On China?, Xin Tian Di

When I first came to China, I quickly became disinterested in the oodles and oodles of (usually fake) Burberry, Coach, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton products that pollute the Chinese fashion system, and I thus stopped documenting it; recently though, I … Continue reading

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Globalization and the Conflation of Culture, China

The woman below just barely missed making the Top 10 of 2010 List, but I felt that I could structure a whole post around her because she looks like the ultimate mixed baby… She looks like she could be from … Continue reading

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Top 10 of 2010 Installment 1: Primitive Consumption

Please excuse my absence for the past week, but I discovered that my iPhoto was extremely unorganized, which made it nearly impossible to sort through the 13,000+ photos I have (since 2007) to compile my final Top 10 of 2010 … Continue reading

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Christmas Wish List, Jing An and French Concession

It’s almost here! Christmas!! So since I’ll be in Shanghai this year to pass the holidays, I didn’t really come up with a wish list… But come to think of it, I do have some Christmas Wishes that I hope … Continue reading

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