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Beauty

Puig Inks Joint Venture With Luxasia

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Hong Kong retail is in a consolidation mode.

Business

Nomura: Hong Kong to Become Renter’s Market in 2017

Retailers who renegotiated their leases got at least a 20 percent rent reduction for stores in tourist areas, the report said.

– January 13, 2017

A Robert Mapplethorpe photo of an orchid from 1988

Fashion

Chanel Hosts Tokyo Show of Peter Marino’s Mapplethorpe Photos

Meanwhile, Bottega Veneta is sponsoring a sequence of exhibitions at The Shanghai Centre of Photography.

– January 13, 2017

Versace Hong Kong

Fashion

Versace Opens Flagship in Hong Kong

The Italian fashion house has opened a flagship at the Shanghai Commercial Bank Tower, in Hong Kong Central, which carries the brand’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections for men and women.

– January 12, 2017

Business

Alibaba’s Tmall Global Sees 30% Growth in Cross-Border Sales

Tmall Global almost doubled its product categories to more than 3,700, from 63 countries and regions last year.

– January 12, 2017

Business

Chinese Travelers Heading Abroad in Record Numbers For Chinese New Year

Flight bookings are up 9.8 percent with Thailand, Japan and Taiwan coming in as the top three destinations.

– January 12, 2017

A Uniqlo store in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Business

Fast Retailing Net Profit Jumps 45.1% in Fiscal Q1

The Japanese retailer credited cost-cutting measures, a foreign exchange gain and a low comparative base for the improvement.

– January 12, 2017

A scannable look from Babyghost.

Business

Indie Brand Babyghost Gets Techie With Scannable Clothes

Blockchain technology can help luxury brands to fight counterfeit products but Babyghost, launched six years ago by DVF alum Joshua Hupper and designer Qiaoran Huang, is using it as a next level marketing and customer relations tool.

– January 11, 2017

Starbucks and Alice + Olivia are teaming up in Asia.

Business

Alice + Olivia and Starbucks Collaborate in Asia

The limited collection includes double-walled mugs, a stainless steel tumbler, a tote bag and a Starbucks Reward Card.

– January 11, 2017

Time Inc. headquarters.

Business

Time Inc. Taps Clay Chandler as Executive Editor of International

Chandler will work with the editorial and business divisions at Time Inc. International.

– January 11, 2017