News

A Gap store at Hong Kong Plaza in Shanghai.

Retail

Gap Posts Weak Q4 Sales, Maintains Earnings Guidance

Declines were seen across Gap. Inc.’s big three brands.

– 7:12 PM, EST

@louisvuitton Celebrates Chinese New Year on Instagram

Fashion

Year of the Monkey: Designers and Brands Mark Chinese New Year

Designers extended the Chinese New Year festivities to the social media world.

– 12:26 PM, EST

Retail

Japanese Retailers Hope for Chinese New Year Boost

Last year, the number of foreign visitors to Japan increased 47.1 percent over 2014 to a total of 19.74 million.

– 12:14 PM, EST

Retail

Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Valentino Appear Well-Placed in China

Certain brands are better positioned to ride out the current macroeconomic challenges in China, according to a new report from Exane BNP Paribas.

– 5:33 AM, EST

Business

Tokyo Shares Gain

Japanese stocks fared relatively well on Monday, while many of Asia’s other markets were closed for the holiday.

– 3:36 AM, EST

Fashion

Madonna Plans Tokyo Ginza Appearance

The Material Girl will be at the Mitsukoshi store on Feb. 15 to promote her skincare line, MDNA Skin.

– 3:01 AM, EST

Business

China Rent Increases Slow — Except in Prime Locales

Retail rent growth slumped to between 0 percent and 2 percent last year, compared with the previous average of 5 percent to 7 percent, according to research by real estate agencies like CBRE.

– February 5, 2016

Business

Asian Shares End Mixed Ahead of Holiday

Investors settled their positions ahead of Chinese New Year next week.

– February 5, 2016

Business

Alibaba Touts New Holiday Shopping Event

Apparel was the best-selling product category among rural buyers in China.

– February 5, 2016

The 3.1 Phillip Lim 10th anniversary campaign logo

Fashion

Phillip Lim Prepares Asia Tour

The designer will visit Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his brand.

– February 4, 2016