Sunday, October 15, 2006

Flattery

Global Sources operates one of the world's top consumer merchandise sourcing sites and, although the look and feel has evolved over the years, it has retained a distinctive style:


We were surprised, then, (actually, not that surprised) to find that the Yiwu Market an important trading centre for low-end consumer merchandise in Zhejiang Province, has adopted a remarkably similar style:


P.S. Your Sunday triva bonus: the quotation "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" comes from Charles Caleb Colton's 1820 book Lacon.

3 comments:

wholesale said...

DO you know Yiwu - the world's largest China wholesale market.

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