There have been news coming out of China about the fake Apple Store… and now an IKEA wannabe. I love China (as a travel destination, devoid of any political implications) but I gotta say they are upping the ante when it comes to faking goods. Now they’re even faking Steve Jobs and the Swedes.
I compiled pictures from the net on the fakes. Don’t be fooled!
The Fake Apple
Some notes: it’s the “skin” that’s fake (including those blue shirts and the ID) but what they’re selling inside are real; the staff members themselves were faked, believing they are employed by the real deal.
Read more from the blogger who broke the story:
The IKEA wannabe
Now, the fake IKEA. It’s called 11 Furniture and from the outside, it looks more like a hotel than an IKEA wannabe. Note that IKEA’s warehouse-like structures are blue and yellow. For the photo of the wannabe, click this.
Inside, however, gives you a feeling of deja vu with the blue and yellow themes, the mock-up rooms and they’ve even copied the pencils (I wonder if they have the disposable tape meter too). Pictures are from Reuters as published in The Daily Mail.