“The cluster of glitzy brand name shops on the ground level of Plaza 66 on Nanjing Xi Lu (West Road) would instantly remind one of luxury shop facades at Landmark and Pacific Place in Hong Kong. Luxury names that can be found here include Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Tod’s, Chanel, Dior, Celine, Escada, Loewe and Cartier. Two blocks east of Plaza 66 in another shopping mall which houses Isetan Department Store, other pricey brands can be found: Burberry, Versace and Valentino. Indeed, Nanjing Xi Lu bears much resemblance to the high-end commercial hub of Central/Admiralty in Hong Kong, complete with high-class hotels, offices and glossy shopping malls.”
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