02 Aug '11, 8am

First #fake #Apple store, now #copycat Ikea found in #China

First #fake #Apple store, now #copycat Ikea found in #China

Even if you are familiar with the look and feel of an Ikea store, no one will fault you if you mistake this store in Kunming, China -- it looks very similar to the Swedish furniture store. The discovery of the copycat Ikea store comes just a week after Kunming city officials discovered five fake Apple stores in the same city. Sporting the distinctive blue and yellow colour scheme, wide aisles, self-service concept and even its wooden pencils, the store seems to have Ikea's look and feel down to a T. The four-storey building belongs to Chinese retailer 11 Furniture and occupies 10,000 square metres. Its name in Mandarin, 'Shi Yi Jia Ju' (十一家具), is also somewhat similar to 'Yi Jia Jia Ju' (宜家家具), which is Ikea's name in Chinese. Other things very similar to Ikea include the mock-up rooms, signs, rocking chair designs and even its cafeteria-style restaurant. However, you will...

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