Pomellato Launches First Capsule Collection

For the first time, Pomellato is employing the storied Japanese kintsugi technique, repairing damaged stones for one-of-a-kind jewels.

clock January 20, 2021Luisa Zargani

Shiseido flagship

Beauty Features

Shiseido Brand Opens First Flagship Store, Virtual Flagship

A variety of high-tech devices help to limit human-to-human contact even in the physical store.

clock July 31, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Daniella Vitale at the WWD Apparel and Retail CEO Summit 2017.


EXCLUSIVE: Tiffany & Co.’s Daniella Vitale Joins Moose Knuckles’ Board

Meanwhile, the luxury men’s and women’s brand, which sells $1,000 parkas and $240 baseball caps, continues to grow — even in the era of coronavirus.

clock July 30, 2020Kellie Ell

Mirai and Kansai Yamamoto

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Trailblazer Kansai Yamamoto Dead at 76

The influential designer rose to fame after dressing David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust.

clock July 27, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Lululemon Roppongi Hills


Lululemon Opens Tokyo Flagship, Its Largest Store in Asia

The opening was delayed due to COVID-19, and the attached studio’s opening is delayed even further.

clock June 30, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Uniqlo Tokyo


Uniqlo Opens Large-Scale Store in Tokyo’s Ginza

Chief executive officer Tadashi Yanai said the store can help to reinvigorate Japan from the coronavirus pandemic.

clock June 18, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Uniqlo Harajuku


Uniqlo, Shiseido Parlour Among Tenants in New Harajuku Building

The complex was scheduled to open in April, but the date was pushed back due to COVID-19.

clock June 4, 2020Kelly Wetherille

A Tokyo station is crowded with commuters wearing face mask during rush hour, May 2020.

Ready To Wear

Face Masks: The New Global Must-Have Accessory

Asian brands have been making them for years. Western brands are aiming to catch up.

clock June 4, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Mitsukoshi Ginza


With State of Emergency Lifted, Japan Begins Gradual Reopening

Retailers in Tokyo began opening their doors last week, but some will continue to wait.

clock May 25, 2020Kelly Wetherille



Nike Feels Effects of Coronavirus

Shares shot up on better-than-expected results and investor hopes of a stimulus package in the U.S. But sales in China were still disappointing last quarter.

clock March 24, 2020Kellie Ell

Store closed sign


COVID-19 Retail Store Closures

Fashion reacts by temporarily closing stores or reducing hours to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Here’s the complete list of changes.

clock March 17, 2020Kellie Ell

Loro Piana RTW Spring 2020

Fashion Scoops

Loro Piana to Open a New Flagship in Tokyo

The facade of the four-level banner, which will open in May, was designed by Japanese architect Jun Aoki and was inspired by a scarf.

clock February 21, 2020Luisa Zargani

Tatras x Dim Mak

Fashion Scoops

Steve Aoki Readies for U.S. Launch of Dim Mak Collaboration With Tatras

The collection made its debut earlier this month in Tokyo at Tatras’ boutique there.

clock November 28, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

Isetan's newly renovated beauty floor

Color Cosmetics

Isetan Renovates Its Beauty Floor With New Brands, Customizations

Interactive experiences and a welcoming atmosphere aim to attract more younger customers and translate more visitors to sales.

clock November 20, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Rag & Bone x Bonum

Fashion Scoops

Rag & Bone Launches Bonum Collaboration

The Japanese brand is known for deconstructing and reworking different items into eclectic new pieces.

clock November 19, 2019Kelly Wetherille

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Jil Sander Pre-Fall 2021


OTB Founder Renzo Rosso on Buying Jil Sander

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