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Louis Vuitton Reopens in Hangzhou

Louis Vuitton's flagship in Hangzhou, China — shuttered earlier this month by local authorities in a dispute over quality certification — has...

PARIS — Louis Vuitton’s flagship in Hangzhou, China — shuttered earlier this month by local authorities in a dispute over quality certification — has reopened.

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However, the French luxury firm was ordered to pay a fine of 761,100 yuan, or about $110,800 at current exchange, to the Administration of Industry and Commerce from the Zhejiang province. An inspection in April of the store resulted in officials confiscating merchandise and, ultimately, closure of the store.

In a statement released Friday, Louis Vuitton said it would take immediate measures to comply with regulations, which require that all foreign brands include a small material sample with all products.

Vuitton’s boutique in Hangzhou Tower is one of 23 locations it operates in China.