Online retailers selling Obama’s APEC look

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) waits in front of Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang in Beijing, November 10, 2014.

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) waits in front of Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang in Beijing, November 10, 2014.

Online retailers in China are using U.S. President Barack Obama’s photo snapped in last week’s APEC summit to sell traditional Chinese outfits.

As per APEC custom, world leaders assembled in front of the international press posing in the host country’s traditional garb.

As the summit was held in Beijing, leaders such as Obama, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key donned traditional Chinese outfits.

The ensembles garnered a lot of attention, especially in China where online retailers were offering similar outfits ranging from $27 to $797, according to Vocative news website.

One shop vendor said he received more than 20 orders when photos of the leaders emerged, adding that more orders were made by “curious” customers.

Vendors are offering the outfit for prices ranging between $27 to $797.

Vendors are offering the outfit for prices ranging between $27 to $797.

 
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