BoF Exclusive | Victoria Beckham Partners With Target
In March, Beckham opened a 2,198-square-foot outpost in Hong Kong's Landmark shopping centre. And more brick-and-mortar locations are tentatively planned. "We're in the expansion stage," said Duane, who noted that the company's business is spread quite evenly geographically. "But we're also...
Alibaba Promises Catwalks and Katy Perry for Singles' Day
"Last year we brought many international brands to China for the first time," Alibaba Chief Executive Daniel Zhang told reporters in Hong Kong on Thursday.
"We are bringing them to consumers in Hong Kong and Taiwan for the first time this year, and next it will be Southeast Asia and the...
Jack Wills Discount Codes For October 2016
Jack Wills reaches prestigious British university towns of Oxford and Cambridge, the Ivy League campuses of Harvard and Yale and the dynamic city of Hong Kong. Their huge success has led to Jack Wills travelling the globe proudly putting a patriotic stamp at each step along the way. There...
The China Edit | ZTO Express Eyes IPO, Alibaba's Payment By Nodding"
"Louis Vuitton's Store Revamps Show We Believe In Hong Kong and China, CEO Says" (South China Morning Post)
explains why a slide in Hong Kong's luxury retail sales will not affect the French brand's long-term strategy of continued investment in China."
"Apple to Open Second Chinese...
Alibaba Pictures, Amblin to Co-Produce Films
Hong Kong-listed Alibaba Pictures has yet to release any films, although the company formerly known as ChinaVision Media Group Ltd has several projects in production.
Alibaba Pictures began investing in Hollywood films in 2015 with its stake in 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'.
In Japan, Tapping the World's Best Vintage" Nonetheless, a representative for Tenso, which operates Buyee, says sales of fashion items via Buyee has jumped roughly 40 percent in the last year and that in the 2015 fiscal year, consumers in China, Hong Kong and America bought the most.
"Our customer is a very discerning luxury...
No Growth but No Panic in the Luxury Sector
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The rather subdued environment in the luxury is easily attributed to the slowdown in China, Hong Kong having fallen off a cliff and travel retail in Europe being in the doldrums due to terrorists attacks. However this does not explain the lack of...
How 'See Now, Buy Now' Is Rewiring Creativity For Thakoon, which re-emerged in August as a direct-to-consumer concept backed by Hong Kong-based Bright Fame Fashion — the investment vehicle led by Vivian Chou, daughter of billionaire textile mogul — this meant employing a whole host of new creative partners to help execute on the...
Marie France Van Damme Resort 2017 Collection
Let be it in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong or London, the collection is designed to have a wear anywhere appeal. Signature pieces such as the Boubou caftan provide instant glamour. The French lace long tunic is the perfect go to dress for a bold evening statement.
Retailing from $500 to...
The Bag Lover's Guide to Value Added Tax Refunds in the Biggest International Shopping Markets
Who: Foreign tourists, as well as those visiting from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Which Stores: Designated tax-free stores will have signs in their windows; the most popular ones tend to be large department stores and stores in tourist-friendly or expat shopping areas. Not all Chinese...
Unmasking East Asia's Beauty IdealsHONG KONG, China – With over 270 million monthly users, Chinese technology company Meitu is in the business of vanity. The company has several apps, but their most famous one is MeituPic – China's number one photo retouching app. It gives users the ability to alter their appearance with...
Swiss Watch Exports Fall for 14th Month as Slump Spreads
Exports to Hong Kong fell 29 percent, while shipments to Germany slid 15 percent, the federation said. The US and Japan showed declines of 12 percent and 27 percent, respectively. One bright spot was the UK, where Swiss watch exports increased 24 percent after the Brexit-induced tumble in...
The China Edit | Lululemon Warms Up, Hunting for Watch Sales, Macau Openings"
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"Even as Swiss watch exports continue to decline, watchmakers are sharply focused on trying to find just the right combination of marketing and retail strategies in Hong Kong and mainland China, the industry's No.1 and No.4 sales markets."
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Luxury Brands Find Breathing Space
Hong Kong retail sales contracted for the seventeenth consecutive month. Watch and jewellery sales continued their spiral descent, resulting in the erstwhile coveted luxury shopping destination losing its crown to the USA as the Swiss watch industry's largest export market....
How American Eagle Dodged the Teen Retailer Trap As of July 30, 2016, the company owned and operated 98 stores in Canada, 25 in Mexico, nine in mainland China, six in Puerto Rico, six in Hong Kong and three in the United Kingdom, with 158 stores run by third-party operators in 23 countries.
"It's always been a very positive brand, very...
90's Grunge, Faux Fur From Iijin Fall 2016 fashion design, indie clothing, style, beauty
I visited the Iijin store in Hong Kong last winter. It was in a youthful, urban standout surrounded by Gucci and Prada in a very posh mall. It is one of those labels that blends high-end sensibility with fun streetwear without looking cheap. Celebs like Kylie Jenner are already fans. They...
Power Moves | Laura Brown to InStyle, La Perla Creative Director, Forever 21 CFO Descamps, who will be based in Hong Kong, was previously VIP relations manager and head of personal shopping at MyTheresa.
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10 Things You Might Not Know About the Hermès Birkin It was sold to a phone bidder at a Christie's auction in Hong Kong for $221,844 in June 2015, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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Tales abound of interminable wait lists and customers who buy other Hermès products in hopes of building a relationship with a sales associate at a...
Swiss Watch Slump Extends Beyond a Year as Hong Kong Demand Ebbs consecutive month in July as Hong Kong, traditionally the biggest market for luxury timepieces, slipped to second place for the first time in almost a decade.
Shipments fell 14 percent to 1.6 billion francs ($1.7 billion), the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry said in a statement...