Ralph Lauren quietly shuttered its two-year-old 20,000-square-foot store last week. Other brands are expected to close boutiques in a city that has lost its luster for cash-rich mainland Chinese tourists.
The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.
December 8, 2016
• Nyima Pratten
Cashmere Prices Seen Rising, Cooling Coat Business
NEW YORK -- After two consecutive years when pure cashmere and cashmere and wool blends were the leading fabrics in the dressy coat market, a fabric price hike of 25 to 35 percent is looming, posing a threat to future business.
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It was a big night for Demna Gvasalia at the Fashion Awards 2016 in London: The designer took home the award for international ready-to-wear designer for his work at @balenciaga, while his brand @vetements_official scooped international urban luxury brand. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)