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A vendor wears a face mask while standing at the entrance to a store at a fashion shopping center in Ashdod, as restrictions over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ease around Israel, May 5, 2020. Picture: Reuters

A vendor wears a face mask while standing at the entrance to a store at a fashion shopping center in Ashdod, as restrictions over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ease around Israel, May 5, 2020. Picture: Reuters

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A vendor wears a face mask while standing at the entrance to a store at a fashion shopping center in Ashdod, as restrictions over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ease around Israel, May 5, 2020. Picture: Reuters

They say "the best revenge is to live well", and what better way to do that than to go shopping?

A peculiar phenomenon is sweeping Asia as people emerge from lockdown into their deserted cities.

Take the flagship Chinese store for French brand Hermes in Guangzhou as a case in point. It counted $2.7m (€2.45m) in sales on the day it reopened in April - the biggest single-day takings at a luxury outlet in China.