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Business

Keys to Beating Asian Slowdown: Millennials, VR and Technology

A new study, “Economic Outlook for Asia Pacific,” by Starcom MediaVest Group and YouGov says the key for brands is to act now.

– May 24, 2016

Manolo Blahnik

Accessories

Manolo Blahnik Expands in Asia

The designer has partnered with the luxury importer Bluebell, which will hold the distribution rights and manage retail development in Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.

– May 24, 2016

Retail

Australia’s David Jones Shakes Up Management Again

Two senior executives have left the company, including the head of merchandising.

– May 24, 2016

Retail

Growth in Asian Luxury Travel Slowing, but Still Strong

There is still robust demand from travelers in China and India, according to a new report from travel technology group Amadeus.

– May 24, 2016

Coco Rocha

Fashion

Coco Rocha Hits Manila, Bangalore for Johnnie Walker

The model is global ambassador for Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky.

– May 23, 2016

Sydney’s Oxford Street has attracted dozens of fashion retailers.

Business

Sydney’s Oxford Street Sees Major Redevelopment

The Oxford Street area outside of central Sydney is in a major redevelopment.

– May 23, 2016

President Barack Obama and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang

Business

Obama, Vietnamese President Tout Benefits of TPP

TPP contains significant benefits for fashion industry.

– May 23, 2016

Covent Garden’s retail roots stretch back to the 1600s.

Retail

Tokyo’s Ginza Sees Growth With New Vertical Mall

A new vertical mall in the coveted Tokyo shopping district is striving for a sweeping mix of retail, lifestyle and food, serving residents and visitors alike.

– May 23, 2016

Retail

Japan Department Stores’ April Sales to Tourists Plunge 9.3%

A stronger yen and a hike in Chinese import duties is biting into Japan’s retail business, making it a less attractive shopping destination for foreign tourists.

– May 23, 2016

Jonathan Sanders sneakers

Fashion

Lane Crawford, Luxe Guides Offer Themed Trips

The Hong Kong retailer and the guidebook publisher have teamed up to create itineraries for five luxury trips — each built around a theme tying into the destination: “Fashion in New York,” “Culture in Paris,” “Wellness in Los Angeles,” “Design in Tokyo” and “Culinary Delights in Bangkok.”

– May 23, 2016