33 Truly One-Of-A-Kind Things You Find In A Chinese Strip Mall

Made in China your wildest imaginations.

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If you scurry past China's commercial, accredited malls — somewhere nestled between stands selling skewers of street meats and mom-and-pop shops — you will find alleys lined with just about anything for sale. Anything from the kitschy to the quirky to the country's infamous counterfeits (some of which are copied so carefully they're almost indistinguishable from the real thing).

Last week, I strolled through one of these cramped "strip malls" in Jinan, Shandong and very quickly realized the unique chaos and charm of China's ethically-ambiguous manufacturing culture. Everything can be made in here. And, really, "You Can Choose Whatever you like there."

Here are some truly special items that are literally one-of-a-kind:

6. A "Dragonfair" hair straightener that may or may not be legally endorsed by Avril Lavigne.


"Make your beauty come to life science and technology for beautiful hair." SOLD.

20. A pinstripe tee probably translated by BabelFish.


you know it's love when
the tiny details about
another person,
the ones that seem
insingnificant to most people
seem incredible and
magnificent to you.

And on the street itself, one could cop...