Bridget Foley's Diary: Fall 2018: A Look Back

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How Ulta Is Resetting the Mass Beauty Shopping Experience

clock March 23, 2018Ellen Thomas


Tory Burch, Tresalia Tap Banks

clock March 23, 2018Evan Clark



Business Features

Sourcenext Sees Its ‘Pocketalk’ Translator as Consumer Solution — and Business Tool

The handheld device will ship later this year in the U.S. and Canada.

clock March 22, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Asahi Kasei Paris Textile Fairs


Japan’s Technical Textiles Industry Seeks Growth in Global Markets

Material innovations include the work of Asahi Kasei, a textile firm that recently received the Senken Shimbun Synthetic Fiber Prize.

clock March 21, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Masahiko Uotani


Shiseido Outlines New Strategy, Sets Three-Year Sales Target

Aiming to become the “most trusted” beauty company, it will invest in marketing, digitization and a restructured supply system.

clock March 5, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The Takashimaya store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo


Japanese Retailers See Mixed Sales in February

Cold weather helped to move winter items out shop doors, but snow kept customers from shopping.

clock March 2, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Fabric selections at JETRO's Japan Textile Salon in New York.


Japanese Textiles Lead in Traditional Techniques, Sustainability

The Japan External Trade Organization hosted its first-ever Japan Textile Salon in New York.

clock January 31, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Hiroshi Mikitani and Doug McMillon at a Seiyu store in Japan.


Rakuten Teams With Wal-Mart on Grocery Deliveries, E-books

The two companies look to expand their consumer reach in Japan and the U.S.

clock January 26, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Takahiro Miyashita

Mens Designer Luxury

The Soloist Eschews Streetwear Label

The line will be shown in tandem with Undercover at Pitti Uomo.

clock January 10, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The Takashimaya store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo


December Sales in Japan Grow

Retailers were given a boost thanks to colder-than-usual weather and a busy sale season.

clock January 5, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Face creams from the new Kanebo brand

Human Resources

Kanebo’s President to Step Down; Successor Appointed

Yoshihiro Murakami will take over from Masumi Natsusaka effective Jan. 1.

clock December 1, 2017Kelly Wetherille

A look from Yoshikazu Yamagata's 2012 collection "The Seven Gods: Clothes from Chaos" for Writtenafterwards

Fashion Scoops

Yoshikazu Yamagata Stages Show and Exhibit at Tokyo’s Teien Museum

The events coincide with the tenth anniversary of Yamagata’s brand Writtenafterwards.

clock November 17, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Michael Kors and Kate Hudson Host Dinner in Tokyo


Michael Kors and Kate Hudson Host Dinner in Tokyo

The intimate event was in celebration of Kors’ partnership with the World Food Programme.

clock November 13, 2017Kelly Wetherille

A screenshot of Rakuten's English shopping page.


Rakuten’s Nine-Month Profit Jumps More Than 60%

The Japanese e-commerce giant benefited from aggressive sales activities and investments in other companies.

clock November 13, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Shiseido's office in Tokyo.


Shiseido Posts Nine-Month Net Loss of 17 Billion Yen

An impairment loss related to Bare Escentuals cut into the company’s bottom line, despite higher operating income and net sales.

clock November 9, 2017Kelly Wetherille

The entrance to Mikimoto's recently renovated Ginza flagship store.


Mikimoto Looks to Strengthen Its Brand Value Overseas

After reopening its Tokyo flagship store, the jewelry brand now turns its focus to outside Japan.

clock October 4, 2017Kelly Wetherille

A digital rendering of Amazon's Tokyo fashion photo studio.


Amazon to Open Its Largest Fashion Photo Studio in Tokyo

The space will follow similar ones in New York, London and Delhi.

clock October 3, 2017Kelly Wetherille

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