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Dolce & Gabbana Knockoffs Persist in NYC’s Biggest Chinatown


Dolce & Gabbana Knockoffs Persist in NYC’s Biggest Chinatown
Dolce & Gabbana’s resonance with the Chinese market is not a done deal as far as bootleggers are concerned.
In visiting a labyrinth of malls in Flushing, Queens — New York City’s largest Chinatown — WWD uncovered various dresses imitating Dolce’s Sicilian-homemaker after-midnight attitude as well as knockoffs of its signature logo. This just two months after remarks about Chinese culture were posted on social media by designer Stefano Gabbana that many Chinese found insulting and forced the abrupt cancellation of the brand’s fashion show planned in Shanghai. In the time since, blue-chip Chinese retailer Lane Crawford has dropped the label, while numerous high-profile Chinese celebrities have pledged to never again purchase or promote the brand.
Despite the hubbub, Flushing’s hawkers said they were unaware of Dolce’s maligned status in China. One dress for sale at the New World Mall, fashioned from a gilded heart jacquard — is nearly identical to one on sale with My Theresa for $1,533. Another boutique sold an array of tea-length, figure-hugging floral dresses that a sales associate referred to as “Dolce & Gabbana style.” At the newly constructed Red Sun City Shopping Mall — a youth mall which opened there over the summer — a cardigan appliquédFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Read More…
Source: WWD
Dolce & Gabbana Knockoffs Persist in NYC’s Biggest Chinatown

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