News

Amid luxury's struggles elsewhere in South and Central America, Mexico and its capital continue to grow.

Business

Meltdown of Panama’s Wisa, Argentina Hit Latin American Luxury Sales

As Brazil and Central American markets struggle, Mexico remains the strongest region for luxury goods brands.

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Korean entrepreneur David Ha plans to expand his textiles and apparel group in Central America.

Business

Pink-Haired Textiles Entrepreneur Plans Central American Expansion

The colorful Korean David Ha outlines plans to boost production of apparel for brands such as Dick’s Academy, REI and Castelli.

– January 13, 2017

Business

Mexican Retailers Lose More Than $1.3 Billion From Thefts, Inventory Losses

Officials estimated retailers’ losses from last week’s riots in Mexico could approach $70 million.

– January 11, 2017

A ransacked store in Veracruz.

Business

Wal-Mart Hit Most in Mexican Lootings

Industry executives estimated the protests affected 1,200 retailers overall as consumers reacted against a sharp hike in gasoline prices.

– January 6, 2017

Jordana Guimaraes has started The Nylon Project to help the homeless.

Fashion

New York City’s Homelessness Provides Impetus to Raise Awareness Through Feb. 7 Fashion Show

Through The Nylon Project, founder Jordana Guimaraes aims to help raise awareness about New York City’s rising homelessness beyond just providing meals.

– January 6, 2017

Business

Wal-Mart, Coppel Among Stores Looted in Heavy Mexican Protests

Retailer lobby Antad said 300 stores were robbed, while 170 were forced to shutter.

– January 5, 2017

Cundo Bermudez has inspired Luis Valenzuela for an Art Wynwood project.

Fashion

Luis Valenzuela Heads to Art Wynwood With Cuban-Inspired Art, Starting New Project for the Blind

For Art Wynwood, Luis Valenzuela has created pieces inspired by Cuban artist Cundo Bermúdez.

– December 28, 2016

Business

Mexico’s Puebla State Aims to Improve Apparel Sector Working Conditions

The plan comes amid allegations of worker rights abuses and of the use of child labor.

– December 27, 2016

Panama Canal

Business

Expanded Panama Canal Welcomes 500th Neopanamax Transit

Performing the 500th transit was the container vessel YM Unity.

– December 19, 2016

Business

Wal-Mart’s Mexican Subsidiary to Invest $1.3B

The retailer denied analysts’ claims that the announcement of the investment was a publicity stunt.

– December 11, 2016

Lenzing

Fashion

Lenzing and WTS Develop Indigo Knit Collection

Lenzing Inc. has developed a Tencel indigo circular knit collection with Peru’s World Textile Sourcing they’re calling “Inca Indigo.”

– December 7, 2016

Natura’s biggest new store opened in são Paulo at the end of september.

Beauty

Brazil’s Natura Adding Stores for New Growth

Direct-selling giant Natura sees a solution to its sagging sales and profits in brick-and-mortar.

– December 7, 2016

Esteban Cortazar RTW Spring 2017

Fashion

Colombian Designers Generating Buzz

Brands such as Johanna Ortiz, Esteban Cortazar, Pepa Pombo and Aquazzura are selling more overseas.

– November 29, 2016

GLamour Brasil Editor Accused of Racism after social media post 2016

Business

Glamour Brasil Reels From Racism Accusations Over Social Media Post

The magazine continues to deal with the fallout from a Nov. 2 social media post.

– November 27, 2016

Timo Weiland has collaborated with Marianella Soap.

Fashion

Timo Weiland Collaborates With Jaboneria Marianella for Limited-Edition Soaps

Shoppers can find the special-edition items at the new Jaboneria Marinaella Soap Bar at the Gansevoort Market.

– November 25, 2016