Retail Detail. Louis Vuitton Shutters Chinese Flagship

June 17, 2008 • Shopping


According to WWD, Louis Vuitton decided to close their flagship store Hangzhou, China June 5. Apparently there was a dispute over
quality certification. Officials from the
provincial Administration of Industry and Commerce visited the store
and confiscated the bulk of the merchandise in a dispute over product
quality standards.

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said in April,
officials from the Consumer Protection Division under the Industry and
Commerce Administration of Zhejiang Province conducted a sampling
inspection of the store and its products. A month later, Vuitton was
told the three Vuitton products sampled were considered to not be in
accordance with the QB/T1333-2004 standard due to lack of material
samples on them. Last week, the authorities took the other 556 pieces
of handbags and luggage from the store and Vuitton decided to close it.

The store will remain closed until a solution is found.

Source: WWD

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