Knockoff New York Tour
Today in Chinatown a group of chilly tourists clustered eagerly around their Big Onion tourguide. Were they interested in urban history, hungry for culinary tips, or preparing to celebrate Chinese New Year? Possibly. But the topic of the moment was knockoffs, and the tourguide was ready with information about local availability of international brands like Rolex. "The North Face jackets are really good," he added helpfully. "I couldn't tell the difference."