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When photos surfaced last week of the five fake Apple stores in Kunming, China, you knew it was only a matter of time before the blogosphere unearthed more knock-off shops. Which big western retailer would fall victim to China's brilliant copycats next? Abercrombie? Topshop? Macy's? Nope.
Behold: the knock-off Ikea in Kunming, China—a big-box retailer called 11 Furniture where everything, from the color scheme to the shopping bags to the little pencils, are ripped straight from the Swedish fast-furniture company's playbook. The only thing that really strays from Ikea's retail ethos? 11 Furniture does not serve meatballs. No meatballs! Sky News reports: