I worked with someone who was previously in charge of a major consumer products company's Asian operations, and one of the brands that they managed was Ray-ban. He went into a boutique in Shanghai and saw replicas that were identical to their current products (which were manufactured in China) Obviously since they had the specifications they just made more than Ray-ban asked for and sold the others as "replicas" even though they were basically originals. They went as far as designing THEIR OWN Ray-ban sunglasses that were completely unique, and selling them in the same boutique, of course, all made with the same materials as the Ray-ban glasses, and sold for a fraction of the price.
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3/1/05 at 6:34pm