Chinese e-commerce

Participants practice yoga at a Lululemon event in Chengdu.

Business Features

Chinese Women Present Major Opportunity for Sportswear Brands

A shift in beauty standards, increase in sports participation and desire for fashionable athletic attire drives a new generation of Chinese women.

clock September 19, 2017Casey Hall

Ready To Wear

Shang Xia Launches Collaboration With Photographer Chen Man

The limited-edition collection of ready-to-wear, jewelry and lifestyle products was launched alongside an exhibition of Chen Man’s photographs and paintings at Shang Xia’s Shanghai maison.

clock September 7, 2017Casey Hall

Tmall's recently-launched luxury pavilion

Technology

Alibaba Unveils New Membership Program, Luxury Platform

China’s largest e-commerce player is making moves into the country’s booming online luxury space.

clock August 7, 2017Casey Hall

Lane Crawford's Mainland China website was closed for maintenance following consumer complaints.

Technology

Lane Crawford Online Pricing Mishap Leads to Hundreds of Complaints

Luxury items on the department store’s Chinese site were mistakenly listed at dramatically discounted prices.

clock June 14, 2017Casey Hall

Norma Kamali

Retail

Norma Kamali Links With Moonbasa to Reach Customers in China

The designer wants access to a different kind of consumer the e-commerce platform is already synced into.

clock March 10, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Fashion Scoops

Shang Xia Prepares to Launch Store on Alibaba’s Tmall

The Hermes-backed Chinese lifestyle brand is gearing up to launch a store on Tmall in March, the latest sign that the luxury goods industry’s contentious relationship with Alibaba is starting to improve.

clock January 19, 2017Amanda Kaiser

Retail

China Prepares Legislation to Regulate E-commerce Industry

Though little is known about the specific contents of the draft legislation, it is expected to improve efficiency in customs clearance for cross-border online shopping and set up dispute settlement mechanisms.

clock December 20, 2016Casey Hall

Retail

China Consumers Association Cites ‘Misleading’ Singles’ Day Promotions

The state-backed advocacy group claims that up to 17 percent of promotions on major e-commerce platforms over the Singles’ Day sales period were misleading in terms of discount and price information.

clock December 13, 2016Casey Hall

E-tailer Moonbasa's U.S. mall aims to be an export vehicle for domestic brands interested in selling in China.

Retail

E-tailer Moonbasa Identifies 15 Store Locations in China

The China-based e-tailer, with U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles, has been aggressively trying to pitch its platform to brands interested in selling to Chinese consumers and continues with brick-and-mortar expansion.

clock August 9, 2016Kari Hamanaka

A look from Alibaba's Suzhou fashion show.

Fashion Scoops

Alibaba Teams With the Suzhou Museum for Fashion Show and Taobao Launch

As of Tuesday, more than 2,000 units of the museum-inspired runway looks had been sold via Taobao.

clock July 13, 2016Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail

IACC Suspends Membership of Alibaba and Two Other Companies

The suspension of Alibaba follows the reported departure of three luxury brands and a threat from other IACC members to pull out.

clock May 13, 2016Kristi Ellis

Alibaba

Retail

Controversy Grows Over Alibaba’s IACC Membership

Alibaba hits back at criticism on Thursday.

clock May 12, 2016Kristi Ellis and Amanda Kaiser

Moonbasa online site

Retail

Forever 21 Exec Jumps to Moonbasa as Chief Merchant

The e-commerce platform’s hire comes as the company is set to open 30 stores by year’s end.

clock April 27, 2016Kari Hamanaka

Moonbasa online site

Retail

Moonbasa Thinks It Can Give Midsize Brands a Leg Up in China

The company aims to be the partner of labels wanting to tap the Chinese market online — and soon bricks-and-mortar — but lacking the infrastructure or resources to do so on their own.

clock February 29, 2016Kari Hamanaka

TeamChat founder Beerud Sheth.

Retail

Is Chat-Based Commerce Retail’s Next Phase?

TeamChat founder Beerud Sheth shares why chat-based commerce is the wave of the retail future, and a return to its roots.

clock January 29, 2016Maghan McDowell

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