News

Backstage at Louis Vuitton Men's Spring 2018

Business

Vuitton Answers Call of China’s Digital Market With Own Site

More European brands are entering on their own in a market dominated by local giants.

– 15h

A Louis Vuitton store in Chongqing, China.

Business

Louis Vuitton Joins E-commerce Rush in China

The web site accepts payments via UnionPay, Alipay and WeChat Pay.

– July 21, 2017

Jonathan Anderson, Uniqlo Create Their Own Anglo-Japanese Style

Fashion

Jonathan Anderson, Uniqlo Create Their Own Anglo-Japanese Style

Uniqlo’s latest designer collaboration mixes British and Japanese sartorial codes.

– July 19, 2017

Socioeconomic factors loom over Tokyo's stylish youth, affecting their sense of style.

Fashion

Tokyo Street Fashion Gets the Blahs

Social media and socioeconomic trends have altered the face of Tokyo street fashion, ushering in a more conservative era.

– July 17, 2017

China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter, boosted by unexpectedly strong trade and consumer spending, despite fears tighter lending controls aimed at cooling a surge in debt are weighing on commercial activity.

Business

China Q2 GDP, Retail Sales Beat Expectations

Retail sales grew 11 percent year over year, their biggest increase since December 2015.

– July 17, 2017

Patrons look at one of the exhibition's works.

Eye

André Saraiva Exhibition Opens in Shanghai

The longtime graffiti artist and fashion industry collaborator was showing a series of new works made in Shanghai.

– July 16, 2017

Looks from Bench/Body.

Fashion

Bench/Body Seeking a Foothold in U.S.

The brand is the largest underwear label in the Philippines.

– July 14, 2017

Uniqlo's London flagship

Business

Fast Retailing’s Nine-Month Profit Jumps 69.1%

Uniqlo’s parent said the rise was largely due to a foreign exchange gain.

– July 13, 2017

FC Barcelona Rakuten Tokyo Messi Neymar

Fashion

Rakuten Kicks Off Sponsorship Deal With FC Barcelona

The Japanese e-commerce giant is the club’s main global partner, as well as its official innovation and entertainment partner.

– July 13, 2017

Mainland Chinese tourists at Disneyland.

Business

Chinese Consumers Traveling More, Shopping Less

Cross-border e-commerce and lifestyle experiences are eating into shopping’s share of the tourists’ budgets.

– July 11, 2017

Bestsellers in a Bleak Season

Business

Bleak Retail Season’s Bright Spots

Retailers are lacking those “must-have” fashion items that drive the season’s business but do cite some standouts amid the malaise.

– July 11, 2017

Gordon Reid, Uniqlo's newest global brand ambassador

Fashion

Gordon Reid: Uniqlo’s New Global Brand Ambassador

He is the world’s top male professional wheelchair tennis player and the first British athlete to hold the role at the company.

– July 11, 2017

Fashion design student Terrence Zhou claims Viktor & Rolf borrowed inspiration from his portfolio. Here, on of his creations on the left and a Viktor & Rolf couture fall 2017 look.

Fashion

Viktor & Rolf Rejects Copying Claim by Intern Applicant

Terrence Zhou applied for an internship at Viktor & Rolf in late May and claims the designs he submitted look very much like ones that appeared in the company’s fall 2017 couture show.

– July 10, 2017

A Mark Cross 'Grace' bag.

Accessories

Mark Cross Inks Distribution Deal for Japan

The accessories brand aims to grow its business in Japan through a new distribution partnership.

– July 10, 2017

He Sui fronts a new Woolmark x Lane Crawford collaboration

Fashion

Woolmark x Lane Crawford Collection Launched in Shanghai

The ath-leisure sector is growing in China, where younger consumers are embracing healthy and more active lifestyles.

– July 9, 2017