Hong Kong

Financial

Lifestyle International H1 Profit Triples on Investment Gains

Its core department store business turnover dipped 2.5 percent year-over-year. 

clock August 7, 2017Tiffany Ap

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Hong Kong for a three-day trip to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the city's return to China.

Government and Trade

Hong Kong Handover Anniversary Unlikely to Jumpstart Retail Growth

As Chinese President Xi visits the city, pro-democracy demonstrations are planned.

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The Abercrombie & Fitch store prototype in Columbus, Ohio.

Fashion Scoops

Abercrombie Brand to Reenter Hong Kong Market

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

clock June 29, 2017Vicki M. Young

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.

Lifestyle

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.

clock June 29, 2017Tiffany Ap

A 7-Eleven store.

Retail

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.

clock June 23, 2017Tiffany Ap

John Hardy's boutique at Gateway Arcade.

Retail

John Hardy Store Bows at Hong Kong’s Gateway Arcade

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

clock June 22, 2017Sharon Edelson

K-Pop star TaeYang.

Fashion Scoops

Fendi to Launch Capsule Collection With K-pop Star TaeYang

The Fendi for TaeYang collection will debut concurrently to the reopening of the label’s men’s flagship at Landmark shopping mall in Hong Kong.

clock June 22, 2017Sandra Salibian

Victoria Dockside in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Real Estate

First Look at Victoria Dockside, Hong Kong’s Hudson Yards

The $2.6 billion project from New World Development is a game-changing complex situated on the Kowloon waterfront.

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A key category for global retail expansion was apparel.

Retail

Retailers Slowed Their Pace of Entering New International Markets in 2016

After coffee shops and restaurants, specialty apparel and midrange fashion retailers were the key categories for new retail entrants.

clock May 22, 2017Vicki M. Young

Half of Burberry's former flagship location will go to Pure.

Business Features

Hong Kong Landlords Chasing Ath-leisure and Wellness Brands

The trend is exhibited by the fact that yoga brand Pure is moving into half of Burberry’s space in Pacific Place mall.

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Virgil Abloh

Fashion Features

Virgil Abloh Hits Hong Kong, Shanghai to Open New Off-White Stores

With his partner I.T in Greater China, Abloh hosted a dinner and party in Hong Kong.

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Irene Kim promoting South Korean designers at I.T.

Fashion Features

Irene Kim Launches Seoul 10 Soul in Hong Kong

The I.T pop-up is trying to make K-fashion as popular as K-music.

clock April 17, 2017Kate Springer

Beijing's first Acne store is located in SKP mall, which opened on April 9.

Retail

Acne Ramps Up Asia, Kickstarts ‘Less-Is-More’ Denim Approach

It opened stores in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Beijing this past week, including its “Blå Konst” concept heralding its return to denim roots.

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Hong Kong retail rents continue to fall, which is allowing more independent retailers to open shops.

Business Features

Hong Kong Rents Still Falling, but Seen Nearing Bottom

Realtors predict the city’s rents will bottom out in the second half.

clock April 3, 2017Kate Whitehead

People chat next to a currency exchange shop in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Retail

Hong Kong Retail Sales Decline 5.7% in February

That compares to the first two months of this year, which recorded a combined 3.2 percent drop in value.

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