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Retail

Hong Kong Retail Won’t See Bottom This Year

October’s “Golden Week” shopping season won’t help much either, according to retail association.

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Business

Russia Urged to Liberalize Trade Policy at WTO

Russia is the world’s 10th largest apparel import market with shipments valued at more than $5.6 billion last year.

– September 30, 2016

Lipsticks from Make Up For Ever's Artist Rouge collection.

Beauty

China Cuts Taxes on Cosmetics, Skincare

Cosmetics, skincare and beauty products classified as “ordinary” rather than “high-end” or “luxury” won’t be subject to a consumption tax as of Oct. 1

– September 30, 2016

The Cambodian government has increased the monthly wage in the textile and apparel industry to $153 monthly.

The Markets

Cambodia to Boost Minimum Wage by 9 Percent

The prime minister added $5 to the government’s recommendation, raising the rate to $153 a month.

– September 29, 2016

The Future Group's new Central store in New Delhi emphasizes fashion, including brands such as Giorgio Armani, Ferragamo, Calvin Klein, Diesel and  Roberto Cavalli.

Retail

India’s Future Group Re-enters Fashion With New Store Concept

The retailer’s new 100,000-square-foot store in New Delhi has a focus on fashion brands.

– September 29, 2016

Fashion

Alibaba-Backed Fund Invests in Grana, Food Businesses

The e-commerce giant’s fund has put money into the Hong Kong-based online apparel retailer, a food delivery company and a food video production company.

– September 29, 2016

The brand created a one week pop-up gentleman's pad at PMQ's Qube in theme with its new watches.

Fashion

Cartier Creates Bachelor’s Pad Pop-up in Hong Kong

The watchmaker kitted out the space with with playthings like a pool table, card games and a car-racing simulator to promote its new collection: Drive de Cartier.

– September 29, 2016

Shoppers in Tokyo

Retail

Japan’s Retail Sales Slide in August

Business has contracted for six straight months.

– September 28, 2016

Reiko Sudo

Fashion

Muji’s Reiko Sudo Visits New York to Launch Reclaimed Wool, Speaks at Harvard and Cooper Hewitt

The multidisciplinary designer spoke at Harvard University’s School of Architecture & Design Monday and she will be part of a panel discussion at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum on Saturday.

– September 27, 2016

Accessories

Swarovski Links With Indian Designers for Jewelry Collection

The collection is made up of 80 styles, and is expected to be followed by a second line of 80 pieces.

– September 27, 2016

Mischa leather bag

Fashion

Hong Kong’s Mischa Launches Leather Bags

Made from napa leather and featuring contrast color details, there is a tote that sells for $499 and a cross-body camera bag style that sells for $305.

– September 27, 2016

Fashion

Martha Stewart Living to Enter South Korea in 2017

The initial line will be bedding and bath in the spring; other categories will follow in the fall.

– September 27, 2016