Business

Talk to Me: The Rise of Voice Commerce

clock November 16, 2018Adriana Lee

Eye

'Dior: From Paris to the World' Opens at the Denver Art Museum

clock November 16, 2018Leigh Nordstrom

Beauty

Beauty Retail Shifts Shape in Germany With New Concepts

clock November 15, 2018Jennifer Weil

Fast Retailing

Ayumu Hirano Uniqlo

Retail

Uniqlo Names Pro Snowboarder Ayumu Hirano as Latest Brand Ambassador

The athlete will follow in the footsteps of Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori and Adam Scott.

clock November 6, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The Takashimaya store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

Retail

Japanese Department Stores See Sales Increases in October

Lower-priced retailers focusing on basics did not fare well, due to warm weather throughout the month.

clock November 2, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Bebe formed a venture with private equity firm Bluestar Alliance in 2016.

Financial

Fast Fashion Brand Bebe’s Next Venture Could Include Lifestyle Products

Bebe and Bluestar Alliance partner to acquire the lifestyle brand Brookstone.

clock October 29, 2018Kellie Ell

Rihanna for Fenty Creepers

Legal

The Battle Between Puma and Forever 21 Over Creeper Sneakers Continues

The fast-fashion retailer says it couldn’t have copied the shoes because they’ve been in the public domain for “decades.”

clock October 29, 2018Kellie Ell

Tadashi YanaiUniqlo & Alexander Wang Heattech collaboration launch, New York, USA - 23 Oct 2018

Business Features

Tadashi Yanai: On Succession Planning, Alexander Wang and Human Nature

The Fast Retailing chief is thinking about the future of his company and that of the world.

clock October 25, 2018Evan Clark

Sharmadean Reid x Asos

Financial

Asos Sees Huge Potential for International Growth

The U.K.’s largest online-only fashion retailer is investing in the future and going international.

clock October 17, 2018Kellie Ell

Tadashi Yanai

Retail

Fast Retailing Posts Record FY Profit and Sales

Uniqlo’s international sales outpaced domestic ones for the first time.

clock October 11, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The Uniqlo headquarters.

Technology

Fast Retailing Signs Deal to Fully Automate Warehousing

Deal with Daifuku expands from its Tokyo Ariake headquarters to centers worldwide.

clock October 9, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The poster for the Uniqlo exhibition in Paris.

Fashion Scoops

Uniqlo Opens Knitwear Show With Tales of Horizontal Knitting Machines

The knitwear show, which shows a machine in action, runs from Sept. 26 through 29 at the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris.

clock September 25, 2018Mimosa Spencer

GU Style Studio Harajuku Tokyo

Fashion Scoops

GU Mixes Online, Off-line With Innovative Retail Concept in Harajuku

The store will allow customers to browse and choose in-store and then order online.

clock September 6, 2018Kelly Wetherille

ginza tokyo

Retail

Hot Weather Fuels Japan’s August Retail Sales

High temperatures helped to move summer items out the door, despite a typhoon late in the month.

clock September 5, 2018Kelly Wetherille

A Uniqlo store in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Retail

Uniqlo to Enter Vietnam in Fall 2019

The announcement follows similar ones earlier this year related to Denmark and India

clock August 30, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Isetan in Tokyo.

Retail

Japan Retail Sales Plummet Due to Weather

Torrential rains and a typhoon in July severely impacted the nation’s retailers, many of which saw deep declines in same-store sales.

clock August 2, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Roger Federer of Switzerland enters court wearing Uniqlo outfitWimbledon Tennis Championships, Day 1, The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, UK - 02 Jul 2018

Marketing and Promotion

Uniqlo Names Roger Federer Latest Brand Ambassador

The athlete will represent the brand starting with The Championships, Wimbledon 2018.

clock July 2, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Uniqlo Copenhagen

Retail

Uniqlo to Enter Denmark in Spring 2019

The country will become the retailer’s ninth market in Europe.

clock June 26, 2018Kelly Wetherille

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Kering Foundation Launches Campaign to Defeat Cyberbullying

clock November 16, 2018Fleur Burlet

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