What’s in a Name: Luxury Brands in China & the Internet Gucci. Chanel. Prada. If you had seen people toting products with these labels through Wangfujing in Beijing orNanjing Road in Shanghai just a few years ago, you may have assumed they were counterfeit. Now, you’ll find the locals sporting an authentic Louis Vuitton bag in one hand and a Starbucks cup in the other. Big name luxury shops have multiplied throughout Chinese coastal cities, while counterfeit vendors have been pushed towards the outskirts and alleyways. Chinese consumers are fixated with luxury brands, and fakes are increasingly for foreigners only….