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Chinese Internet Retailers Now Stocking Kim Jong-Il T-shirts & Hoodies

North Korea's “Dear Leader” may be gone but online retailers at China's Taobao Internet Mall are making sure he's not forgotten by flogging Kim Jong-Il t-shirts and hoodies. Lookin' sharp, comrade!

New Year Time: Blancpain's Caruso 'Chinese Dragon' Limited Edition Wristwatch

The Blancpain Caruso “Chinese Dragon” Limited Edition wristwatch rings in 2012, the Year of the Dragon, in rare style... and “rare” is the watchword here. The luxury Swiss watch manufacturer plans on producing just 50 of the 18k rose gold tickers, sticker priced at $219,682 each.

China's Chocolate Fashion Looks Good, Tastes Great!

A rather “tasteful” fashion show at World Chocolate Wonderland in Shanghai, China, featured clothing and accessories made from delicately (and deliciously) carved & crafted chocolate.

Innovative 'Shoe Socks' Show Off Japan's Sole

Like the look of wearing shoes but prefer to leave those dirty soles in the vestibule? Try Kutsu Kutsushita “Shoe Socks”, snazzy socks from Japan designed to look like your usual socks & sneakers combo!

10 Bizarre Christmas Party Costumes from Japan

If you haven't been asked to join in any reindeer games, get your antlers to Japan where the Christmas costumes are unlike any those found anywhere else. Check out ten of Japan's oddest seasonal costumes and accessories, offered by the fine folks at Village Vanguard in the spirit of “St. Christmas”... whoever or whatever that is.

Magic Spiker Slip-On Soles Give Black Ice a Black Eye

I see your snowshoes and I raise you: Ice Shoes! Actually these Magic Spiker winter soles stretch over almost any shoe, turning the most mundane loafers into ice-gripping, non-slipping, cold-weather warriors. Pretty slick, huh?

Katy Perry's AMA Dress: Wearable Propaganda or Fashion Foible?

Is Katy Perry moonlighting for China's government or merely modeling a dress from designer Vivienne Westwood's Spring/Summer 2012 Gold Label collection? Maybe both: the Chinese calligraphy on her form-fitting AMA frock spells out “Green Economy”, a popular catchphrase oft-spouted by China's official media.

The Space Raincoat Keeps You Dry, Makes You Look Fat

Marlon Brando may have been The Wild One but who says you can't be The Weird One? Certainly not Taiwan's Feng Yu Development Co., designers and manufacturers of the one and only Space Raincoat.

Handmade Guitar Backpack Can Carry More Than a Tune

This finely detailed, handmade Guitar Backpack from Japan's Ito Manufacturing is based on Gibson's legendary Les Paul electric guitar but gives you more... like a soft, lined interior suitable for storing all your light favorite travel needs.

Apple 'iFoot' Shoes from China are a Logo No-No

Apple makes sneakers? Who knew? Not I, not you, and definitely not Apple Inc., holders of the logo's copyright. Not that this matters to dozens of online shoe sellers in China who've slapped the tech giant's familiar fruit on their footwear.