Business: Bogus Blues

Which twin is the phony?

A tourist on Mexico City's tree-lined Calle Amberes in the Zona Rosa shopping district might wonder if he is suffering from the mile-high altitude. There at No. 9 is a brand-new Cartier boutique, its windows agleam with shiny gold jewelry, trendy tank watches and glistening leather goods. But only eight doors away, at No. 15-C, is another Cartier, its windows also agleam with shiny gold jewelry, trendy tank watches and glistening leather goods. What is going on? The answer is that No. 15-C is a phony Cartier, and that...

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