the same like in GUM. because they have things that one wants but not needs. at prices only the foreign tourists were prepared to pay. and they are gone since a long time. so, for them it is a good and cheap excuse to move out now.that is the difference. and since most of their crap is -made in China- anyway, for sure o ne does not NEED 5 new handbags just now.
and everyone and their dog know by now about that Italian town ( mostly leather..) where 60 000 Chinese are slaving away. and make -made in Italy- goods. and for sure it is not them who get even minimum wages....