Whether it be watches or Windows, Louis Vuitton or Lagerfeld, Bangkok’s street markets have them all.
In the alleys and markets you can find every brand for a fraction of its price. The sheer audacity of the stores in the flea markets, selling any branded good as though it were real but for a hundredth of the price, makes you wonder about approaches and ethics.
Should you or shouldn’t you buy that DVD for a dollar?
It looks like Gucci, it shouts of Gucci but it does not feel like Gucci.
It has the name, it has the style, it has the look but not the feel.
It looks like a duck, it walks like a duck, but is it a duck?
Yes … but it’s a Mandarin Duck.
What has this got to do with banking?