Introducing Shanzhai Couture, a phenomenon that makes it cool to reject pricey fashion. This is starting with knockoffs, but it won’t end here. Just as China’s mobile handset industry began by making knockoffs and look-alikes but is quickly evolving beyond that, the Sino-fashionistas will use counterfeits as a starting point, but gradually move beyond look-alikes to create their own styles and labels.
Hutong RenovationWe are currently in the midst of a major renovation here at the Hutong. We won't bore you with the details, but we have reverted to a basic theme as we are in the process of shifting to new quarters. Please bear with us.