Most knock-off brands look exactly like the real thing, except the quality of the product or something about it hints at it not being real. However, in this new strip mall just built in China, the logos give everything away.

Maybe it's just me, but I'd rather have these "original" knock-off products than the real thing. How much cooler would a pair of INKE or adadis sneakers be than real ones that everybody has? After sneaker shopping, eat lunch at KFL (actually, might pass on this one), have a coffee at Starfucks, continue shopping at IYO TOKADO (Japanese store called ITO YOKADO) and maybe look for some snacks for later at 7 ELENEV.

Unfortunately, all these cool stores are apparently empty. The developer of the mall is having trouble finding actual businesses to take the open spaces, so he just wanted to make it look like these brands were in them.

What a bummer. I guess I'll have to settle for the real Starbucks somewhere else.



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