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Retail

Japanese Department Stores Sales Uneven in April, With Clothing on the Wane

Demand from international visitors continued to increase.

– 9:57 AM, EST

The $32,000 pair of Linda Farrow sunglasses

Accessories

Linda Farrow Launches Record-Price Sunnies

The eyewear brand has released a special three-piece collection for Lane Crawford, retailing for as much as $32,000 for a pair, the most expensive the brand has created to date.

– 5:05 AM, EST

Retail

L2 Sees Burberry, Coach, Cartier as Digital Winners in China

The “2016 Digital IQ Index: Luxury China” benchmarks the digital performance of 107 luxury fashion, watch and jewelry brands operating in the country.

– 4:42 AM, EST

Retail

China Ramps Up Regulation of E-commerce

Trademark violations, counterfeit products and fake transactions — commonly used to boost a vendor’s online ranking — will all be under scrutiny.

– 4:31 AM, EST

Business

Hong Kong Retail Sales Slump 9.8% in March

Tourist flows continued to soften and economic uncertainty weighed on consumers.

– 4:21 AM, EST

A spring look from Gudrun Sjödén.

Fashion

Gudrun Sjödén Celebrates 40 Years in Business With New Book and Two Honors

Gudrun Sjödén has a new book “My Portfolio” and will be honored for championing design for more than 40 years.

– May 5, 2016

The ad showing KFC's new edible nail polishes.

Fashion

KFC Creates Edible ‘Finger-Lickin’ Good’ Nail Polish

The nail polishes come in two flavors — “Original” or “Hot & Spicy.”

– May 5, 2016

Business

Alibaba Q4 Net Profit and Sales Surge

Net profit for the quarter ended March 31 rose 85 percent, while sales advanced 39 percent.

– May 5, 2016

Huishan Zhang

Fashion

Huishan Zhang Ponders Retail Options

The designer said his next step for his brand will be his own retail channel.

– May 5, 2016

Business

Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund Invests in Hong Kong Start-ups

The nonprofit has selected three early-stage companies in which it plans to make minority investments.

– May 5, 2016