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Pink Sugar Bikini will never sugar coat anything.  Just like 95% of products sold in the U.S are from China, we also support the sales on our website are made in China. Although some products from China are of not so desired quality, we do our research on quality products made in China.

You would be surprised to know some very popular brands have their products made in China but because of their brand, they can make an astonishing 800% profit.

Keep reading if your interested

High End Brands we all lust after really have to work hard to minimize the production costs while keeping their products “luxurious” and “high end”. I’m talking about those “Made in France” or “Made in Italy” labels people want to see inside bags they’ve paid hundreds and even thousands of dollars for, labels that are tiny, labels that nobody really sees, labels that read much better than the ones saying “Made in China”, labels that, apparently mean a lot! So, how do they do it? Well, the un-glamorous fact is that most high end brands outsource work, although some of them wouldn’t even dream of actually saying that in public! Luckily, a very small percentage of high end brands has no problem admitting their stuff are made in China and some, like Prada, believe that’s not only the most profitable option but the best in terms of quality as well! So, if you ever wanted to know which high end brands dropped slow but knowledgeable artisans for fast, skilled, easily adaptable factory workers, do keep reading!

 

PRADA

Oh my, could it be? Yes, there is a strong possibility that your beloved Prada bag is made in China! Surprising? Not really, especially if you’re a true Prada fan that likes to be informed about everything and anything involving this brand. Miuccia Prada is actually one of very few high end brands owners that was actually looking forward to moving part of the production to China (as well as various other countries) stating that: (and I quote) “Sooner or later, it will happen to everyone because [Chinese manufacturing] is so good.”

COACH

Those fabulous Coach bags we ladies love so much are produced in China nowadays and although some long- time Coach fans say this was a very bad move, others really don’t really care where they beloved bags come from. People who had a chance to visit Coach Factories in China claim they are a very nice place to work in so, if Coach really manages to satisfy the needs of both workers and customers, I’d say, let them enjoy the extra profit.

ARMANI

The next on my list of high end brands who aren’t afraid of labeling their products “Made in China” (or any other country those products are produced it) is, of course, Armani – a brand that’s produces fashion for all pockets and price ranges. Your gorgeous Armani watch might say “Made in China” and the same goes for many other items such as jeans or Armani Exchange pieces.

BURBERRY

A lot of media dust had been raised once this popular British brand announced the decision to close the production in Wales and relocate it in Asia or America! Shocking? Outrageous? Nope, ladies, the word we’re looking for here is “Profitable”! This decision had put this, once quite traditional, brand on the list of many high end brands who now produce some of their goods in China and, although some find that very disappointing, reading various forums made me realize there are still tons of people who don’t really care, as long as the quality stays the same, of course!

MULBERRY

Mulberry bags start at about $900 but could end up costing you more than $5,000 which many folks consider outrageous, especially now, when it’s widely known this is one of those high end brands who doesn’t mind stamping their leather goods “Made in China”. I, personally, don’t mind as long as they do it in a way that makes both their customers and their employees happy!

MARC JACOBS

Popular, commercial, relatively inexpensive Marc by Marc Jacobs line could have a “Made in China” label so, if you bought your MJ goodies in the official store, this tiny details definitely shouldn’t make you question their authenticity. Furthermore, fashion consultant Brent Klein confirmed this, stating that Marc Jacobs bags really are made in China although the leather used to make them is imported from Italy. Does that mean even those uberexpensive bags could have the “Made in China” label? Apparently, yes and… Guess what? It’s really not such a big deal!

D&G

Although those expensive, luxury products are still made in Italy, it is no secret that this popular brand likes to outsource work! So, if you buy D&G glasses, don’t be surprised if they are “Made in China”! But China is not the only popular destination which means less expensive garments such as shirts or underwear could be made in Turkey or even in Serbia. Unlike some high end brands who resort to barely legal actions such as producing their stuff in China leaving only tiny pieces (and of course the “Made in …“ tag) to be added in France or Italy, D&G stuff are really made in the country noted in the “Made in” stamp/ writing/ label and, although it might not always be Italy, you can at least give them credits for being fair to their customers.

But what about all those high end brands whose business strategy involves false labeling? Well, quite honestly, I don’t even dare mentioning their names as they would probably hunt me down and sue me for everything I’ve got! You can, however, read one very interesting book called Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster which deals with this popular phenomenon as well as many other interesting things involving high end brands we often overpay! Be very careful though, as realizing that even some of the most prestigious, most high end brands outsource might ruin them for you! But, tell me – do you even care about that label nobody really sees or “Made in China” means “cheaper, potentially fake” to you?

Some top Brands will not admit to having their brands made in China. Why? Because it exposes their profit. The U.S is not known for factories producing products (Waaay to expensive).

More Popular brands made in China:

Made In China: Converse

These classic items might embody the American spirit, but you’ll be shocked by how many of your favorite products are actually made in China.
There are those brands that just seem synonyms with America. These classic items might embody the American spirit, but it’s shocking to learn just how many of our favorite products are actually made in China. It’s challenging to know what to purchase if you prefer to buy American-made products. We’ve taken the guess-work out for you and compiled a list of popular brands and where they’re manufactured so you can buy with confidence.

Converse tennis shoes were founded in 1908 and have been the signature style for pro-skaters and other casual athletic customers ever since. Their headquarters are in Boston, Massachusetts, which may give the impression that they’re an American-made product. Yet, they don’t manufacture their shoes in the USA.

They sold the company to Nike in 2003 and moved production overseas in 2003. Now, their sneakers are made in factories in China and Indonesia. Despite their iconic status as All-American footwear, they aren’t made on American soil. If you’re looking to buy US-made products, then Converse isn’t for you.

Made In China: New Balance

New Balance is another company that has misled consumers by claiming they make products in the USA. The shoe company stated on their website that “1 out of every 4 pairs of shoes we sell in the USA was made or assembled in American factories, by American workers.”

According to All American Reviews, the words “made or assembled” are the key phrases to pay attention to. New Balance materials are mostly found overseas, including their outer soles, which are made in China. The company admitted on the website that the domestic value is at only 70%. “We label our shoes Made in the USA,” they wrote.

Made In China: Nike

Nike is a popular athletic brand in the United States. Professional athletes and everyday people buy their shoes, clothing, and exercise accessories. They are an iconic shoe brand, but while these products may seem all American, China produces most of them.

Many of Nike’s shoes are made in oversea factories located in China and Vietnam. CNBC reported that “Nike made 47% of its shoes in Vietnam in fiscal 2018, according to its annual report. It made 26% in China and 21% in Indonesia.” So, there you have it. Nike products are not 100% American-made.

Made In China: Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Ray-Ban sunglasses are another classic American brand made most famous when Tom Cruise wore a pair in the blockbuster hit Risky Business. Yet, the United States doesn’t produce them. They originated in 1937, but Bausch & Lomb sold the company to Luxoticca in 1999, moving the production of Ray-Bans to an Italian factory.

Over time, opened factories outside of Italy, including locations in China. So, don’t be fooled into thinking you’re purchasing an American-made product when you buy Ray-Bans. Buying vintage Bausch & Lomb frames would be the best way to ensure it’s a product of the USA.

Made In China: Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein was founded in New York City and is an American staple. Their ready-to-wear clothes have been around since 1968 and continue to be trendy to this day. It might surprise you to learn that the company makes most of its products in China.

Some of their raw materials come from other locations. For example, the company gets its leather from Italy, but all of its products are made in a factory in China and shipped to the U.S. It’s no secret as they proudly display the “Made in China” tag on all clothing labels.

Made In China: Oakley Sunglasses

Oakley sunglasses proudly display the “Made in the USA” stamp, but there has been controversy about where they produce them. They engineer the brand at its headquarters in Foothill Ranch, California. Luxottica acquired Oakley in 2007 and they moved some production to a factory in China.

A discussion on OakleyForum.com cleared up the confusion, saying, “All Oakleys are still designed and engineered in the USA at their Foothill Ranch Headquarters. Additionally, up to 70% of Oakley parts are still manufactured in the USA as well, however, some parts are produced in the Luxottica factories overseas.”

Louis Vuitton is known for producing their products in China. There has been articles about Louis Vuitton Products being made in China but has since been deleted. Maybe Louis Vuitton wants to hide their profits?

Bottom Line: We sell products at the price you deserve. We love fashion and we want everyone to feel special and confident. Brand names can make make a 800% profit but on Pink Sugar Bikini we are fair and will never sugar coat things. We sell products at cost.

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