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The location pictured to the left is a legitimate IKEA store in China.

Found in the same city as the fake Apple stores, Kunming in southwest China, is a 100,000-plus-square-foot, four-story retail center that operates under the name “11 Furniture.” However, it seems as though the only difference between 11 Furniture and the Sweden-based IKEA is the name. According to reports by Reuters, the store copies Ikea’s blue and yellow color scheme, mock-up rooms, miniature pencils, signage, and even rocking chair designs. Although the name of the store in English is not the same, in Chinese, 11 Furniture is "Shi Yi Jia Ju," which is quite similar to IKEA, which is "Yi Jia Jia Ju."

Photo: Ali Utku Selen