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The Abercrombie & Fitch store prototype in Columbus, Ohio.

Fashion

Abercrombie Brand to Reenter Hong Kong Market

The company will roll out it new brand prototype store domestically with five additional locations.

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The Murray hotel is set to be the flagship property of the Niccolo Hotels, part of Wharf Hotels, and is under the same parent company as Lane Crawford Joyce Group.

Eye

Asian Retail Empires Add More Hotels to the Mix

As experiences become more important to shopping, retail groups see the benefit in operating hotels, too.

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Lazada

Business

Alibaba Invests $1 Billion to Up Lazada Stake to 83%

After this latest investment, the Chinese tech giant will own 83 percent of the Southeast Asian platform.

– June 28, 2017

Business

Untapped Markets: Dressing Baby Boomers, Working Women, Plus-Size

A Wharton professor explains why its not all about Millennials.

– June 27, 2017

The Takashimaya store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Business

Takashimaya’s Net Profit Grows 44.7% in Q1

A rise in sales and a gain on the sale of stocks contributed to the increase.

– June 26, 2017

L Capital Asia's Bijou Kurien

Business

L Capital’s Bijou Kurien on the Growth of India’s Retail Market

The former executive at Reliance and current board member of L Capital Asia discusses the trends in the market, both at bricks-and-mortar and online.

– June 26, 2017

Mr and Mrs Italy will open new stores in Beijing and Miami this year.

Fashion

Mr and Mrs Italy to Open Stores in Beijing, Miami and Hong Kong

The eight to 10 producers in Italy that the company relies on are trained to know they need to continually research new techniques, cuts and furs.

– June 23, 2017

The U.S. State Department had listed Guatemala as among countries using forced or child labor in its apparel industry.

Fashion

Research: Ethical Brands Criticized More for Child Labor Abuses

More than 168 million children are forced into child labor, according to the nonprofit GoodWeave that aims to end child labor.

– June 23, 2017

A 7-Eleven store.

Business

7-Eleven’s Budding Fashion Role in Hong Kong

Online companies like Grana, Asos, Zalora are using it to process order returns and pick-ups.

– June 23, 2017

The Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition in Seoul.

Fashion

Chanel Opens Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition in Seoul

The French fashion house brings its legacy of haute couture, fine jewelry and Chanel No. 5 to South Korea.

– June 22, 2017

John Hardy's boutique at Gateway Arcade.

Business

John Hardy Store Bows at Hong Kong’s Gateway Arcade

Artisan jewelry brand opens second outpost on the Pearl River Delta of China.

– June 22, 2017

Exclusive pictures of the Gucci Resort 2018 show in Florence

Fashion

Two Artists Accuse Gucci of Copying

Two graphic designers from Australia and New Zealand claim Gucci copied their logo designs in the cruise 2018 collection.

– June 21, 2017

A screenshot of a fraudulent website posing as I.T.

Business

I.T Reports Two Fraudulent Web Sites to Police

The web domains are suspected of selling goods under the name of I.T without authorization.

– June 20, 2017

MCM POP UP_store_Front

Fashion

MCM Sets Pop-up at Isetan Shinjuku

The Seoul-based accessories brand looks to grow its reach in the Japanese market.

– June 19, 2017

Enrico Lucich's Voila Haviland bag that is produced in Italy.

Business

As China Labor Costs Grow, Brands Switch to Italian Production

Accessories makers are beginning to move out of China due to labor costs and quality issues.

– June 19, 2017