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Frame Lunar New Year Capsule

Retail

Frame Looks to Engage a Larger Global Audience With Lunar New Year Capsule

The limited-edition capsule collection will be available in partnership with Lane Crawford and Tmall.

clock February 12, 2021Alexandra Pastore

Looks from Berluti's upcoming fall 2021 collection.

Mens Designer Luxury

EXCLUSIVE: Berluti to Unveil Fall Men’s Collection in Shanghai on March 5

The event, titled “Living Apart Together,” will coincide with a retail push in China, where Berluti plans to open three stores this year.

clock January 19, 2021Joelle Diderich

Off-White WeChat capsule collection

Fashion Scoops

Off-White Launches First WeChat Capsule

The collection marks the brand’s launch on WeChat Mini Program.

clock December 17, 2020Obi Anyanwu

A Chinese mobile phone user scans a QR code via mobile payment service WeChat Pay of Tencent to pay his purchase.

Technology

WeChat Pay Courts European Retailers to Connect With Chinese Shoppers

Active transactions from the region more than doubled in November year over year, while the peak transaction volume jumped 300 percent.

clock December 10, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Li Jiagi, also known as Austin Li, is China's "King of Lipsticks."

Mergers and Acquisitions

Launchmetrics Buys Chinese Influencer Analytics Platform Parklu

The deal gives the data research and insights firm a foothold in China as the country cements its dominance of the global luxury market.

clock November 17, 2020Joelle Diderich

The Eiffel Tower.

Fashion Features

Paris Fashion Week Seeks Balance Between Physical, Digital Worlds

As the Paris shows kick into high gear, branding and strategy experts advise how brands can flourish with a mix of live and virtual events.

clock September 29, 2020WWD Staff

WeChat

Technology

Judge Temporarily Blocks WeChat Ban

A federal judge halts Trump administration’s WeChat ban, set for Sunday night, citing questions of constitutionality.

clock September 20, 2020Adriana Lee

TikTok

Media

TikTok, WeChat Banned Sunday Under Trump Order

New downloads of TikTok are banned starting Sunday, but it may be able to avoid a full ban starting next month. WeChat has no such option.

clock September 18, 2020Kali Hays

Bologna, 22/06/2017 - PRESS PREVIEW di FASHION RESEARCH ITALY - Foto di Massimo Paolone

Retail

Clienteling Takes Fashion Retailers Directly to Shoppers

Here’s what companies and brands need to know.

clock August 20, 2020Kellie Ell

Fendi Pop up

Business Features

The Luxury Industry Is Turning to Pop-up Stores to Win Over Chinese Millennials

Franklin Chu discusses luxury retail experiences that are thriving among young shoppers.

clock August 19, 2020Franklin Chu

WeChat

Technology

Tick Tock: How Trump’s WeChat Ban Could Complicate Business

Trump banned TikTok and WeChat, and now the latter’s fate could complicate things for American companies looking to the Chinese market.

clock August 7, 2020Adriana Lee

TikTok WeChat ban

Media

Trump Signs Orders Banning TikTok, WeChat From U.S.

TikTok is already looking at legal action, saying it’s “shocked” by Trump’s move and that it happened without “due process.”

clock August 7, 2020Kali Hays

The Burberry store in Shenzhen, China.

Retail

Burberry Shakes Up Shopping With Physical, Digital Shenzhen Store

Whether its customers are spending money — or not — Burberry wants them to have fun as they game their way across the Shenzhen shop floor.

clock July 31, 2020Samantha Conti

Lululemon Mirror

Activewear

Lululemon Buys Interactive Home Fitness System Mirror for $500 Million

The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 with Mirror continuing to operate as a stand-alone firm within Lululemon.

clock June 29, 2020Kellie Ell

The Air Jordan 1 High OG Dior.

Designer and Luxury

EXCLUSIVE: Dior Poised to Release Air Jordan Sneakers

Customers will have an opportunity to buy the sneakers on a first-come, first-served basis by registering on a dedicated microsite.

clock June 22, 2020Joelle Diderich

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