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Oct. 23, 2009, 8:59 a.m.
Baigou's got a brand new bag

Photo: Zhai Xi/ZUMA Press

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Baigou's got a brand new bag

A designer shows a newly designed solar-panel bag on Oct. 17 in Baigou in north China's Hebei Province. Baigou is shedding its reputation as the town of phony bags by encouraging local designers to create bags and suitcases with local trademarks. There are over 1,400 local brands in the town.