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To answer this question correctly, you have to go back to the late ugg pas cher '70s and early '80s when Hong Kong was the garment manufacturing capital of the world. "Made in Hong Kong" was a punchline for mass produced goods. The local populace got access to all the latest fashions because everything you bought in an American department store was made in Hong Kong. It was only natural that retailers carried some of these export quality styles for their homegrown customers. Unbranded of course, since the locals could not bottes ugg afford what Americans could.
As Hong Kong's middle class emerged and manufacturing gave way to a larger ugg soldes service sector, there were people with greater discretionary incomes who ultimately were no longer satisfied with non-branded goods. They wanted more and this gave rise to Hong Kong becoming (at that time) the knockoff capital of the world. Many gray-market branded items were also labeled as factory rejects for the purpose of siphoning them off to locals and tourists alike. Hong Kong became the world's shopping destination following the same model of low cost manufacturing to knock offs to grey market and ultimately, the real McCoy.

 


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