News

A Charles & Keith store.

Business

Charles & Keith Shutters All Japan Stores

The complete brick-and-mortar exit of a key Asian market is a setback for the retailer, who has expressed ambitions to become the next Zara or H&M.

– 2h

Sindart shoes are handmade in Hong Kong.

Fashion

Landmark Hong Kong Turns to Sindart, Other Local Brands For Chinese New Year

Hong Kong retailers have been forced to refocus on a local customer base and get creative, with pop-ups a favored way to reignite spending.

– 5h

Fashion

Ivanka Trump Chooses Oscar de la Renta, Little-Known Petit Peony for Select Inaugural Weekend Outfits for Her Children

Ivanka Trump chose Oscar de la Renta for her children’s attire Friday and Petit Peony for select other events over the weekend.

– January 20, 2017

DVF's new logo and ad campaign.

Business

WWD Law Review: Issues Involving Firms From Alibaba to DVF

Intellectual property rights and counterfeits were in focus among the legal crowd over the last week, as everyone from eBay and Alibaba to DVF made moves involving the issues.

– January 19, 2017

Porter Classic vintage patchwork jackets

Fashion

Porter Classic Shows Off Indigo Cool at Paris Men’s Week

The brand is taking its (literally) groovy merchandise outside Asia for the first time.

– January 19, 2017

Business

Alibaba Sponsors Olympics, Will Provide Official E-commerce Platform

Alibaba will provide cloud computing services, an Olympics channel destined for China and an e-commerce platform for Games-licensed merchandise and sports products.

– January 19, 2017

Fashion

Shang Xia Prepares to Launch Store on Alibaba’s Tmall

The Hermes-backed Chinese lifestyle brand is gearing up to launch a store on Tmall in March, the latest sign that the luxury goods industry’s contentious relationship with Alibaba is starting to improve.

– January 19, 2017

A fall-winter 2017 look from Phenotypsetter

Fashion

Hong Kong Fashion Week Chatter Focuses on Currency, Brexit

The fall-winter edition of the show saw around 1,500 exhibitors- up from the roughly 1,200 that turned up for the previous edition in July.

– January 19, 2017

Delvaux artistic director Christina Zeller.

Fashion

Delvaux’s Zeller on Melania Trump: ‘We Will Not Run After the First Lady’

The creative director of the Belgian luxury label answers the hot button question ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration.

– January 18, 2017

beauty products asia luxury

Beauty

Puig Inks Joint Venture With Luxasia

The deal with the ominchannel beauty seller will broaden the Spanish company’s reach in Southeast Asia.

– January 17, 2017

Singapore success story Charles & Keith

Accessories

Meet Charles & Keith: The Singaporean Brand Going Global as “Zara of Shoes”

Already present in South Africa, Cambodia, Oman and Panama, the brand is gearing up to enter Russia.

– January 16, 2017

A rendering of what the Dubai club will look like.

Fashion

L Catterton to Expand Nightclubs to Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Taipei

Cé La Vi clubs grow from the three locations it has now.

– January 16, 2017

A Shiseido outpost at Bloomingdale's.

Beauty

Shiseido Names President of China Operations

Kentaro Fujiwara was appointed to the role overseeing the foreign market the company believes has the most growth potential.

– January 16, 2017

Louis Vuitton wallet Emilie

Business

Alibaba Forms Anticounterfeiting Alliance With Louis Vuitton, Swarovski and Others

Alibaba, which has been criticized for the prevalence of fake products on its platforms, said the new group will “foster industry collaboration and promote the use of big data and technology in the global fight against counterfeits.”

– January 16, 2017

Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Business

Bangladesh Apparel Industry Struggles to Cope With Terrorism Warning

Following a U.S. State Department warning of a threat to apparel buyers, Bangladeshi firms are seeking ways to continue to do business.

– January 13, 2017