China is not exactly an innovative nation in terms of fashion; in fact it has a well known history of producing trillions of dollars worth of fakes and counterfeit bags every year, from designer bags, watches, jewelry to even perfume.
It is also well known that fake items rarely survive discretion when compared side by side with authentic items; not to mention if under the inspection of professional authenticators.
However, recently a new type of grade of replicas or superfakes has surfaced from the factories in China, popularized as the Lushentic Grade. It encompasses the highest grade replica handbags, watches, jewelry, belts and shoes that are made so finely that even professionals are unable to tell the difference.
That’s what Alibaba’s Jack Ma Said.
“China’s Lushentic Grade fake items are even better than the real deal”. https://money.cnn.com/2016/06/14/technology/alibaba-jack-ma-fake-goods/index.html
How is that really possible?
Since the globalization and the economic opening of China, they have been buying in and inheriting all sorts of technology and industrial secrets from aerospace to culinary and not to mention, the designer fashion production industry as well. This includes shady backdoor deals of blueprints, hardware pieces, leather and material fabrics to enable them to instantly produce the highest grade replica designer bags and other fashion items virtually using the exact same materials and costing.
And it doesn’t stop there. China’s replica factories has been rumored to hire skilled craftsmen and leathermakers from authentic designer factories to work from them at 2-3 times their standard pay to work inside China, taking a further step in ensuring the workmanship of the fake items.
These superfakes are not rated anymore by the usual standards i.e. AAA, mirror or 1:1; rather they are now called the Lushentic Grade superfakes, popularized by the factories in Guangzhou that has the capability of achieving the qualities mentioned above.
Even one of the top professional authentication companies in Asia, Authentigate.org, has admitted that they have an inspection accuracy of 99.8% based on 5 years of data, and the 0.2% error is due to the fact that the fakes are made with the exact leather, lining and even threads from the authentic factory that fooled even microscopic fabric inspection.
Sold at less than 10% of the retail prices of authentics, the lushentic grade replicas are deemed as a savior for some; and a devil for others.
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