Paul Surridge Said to Exit Roberto Cavalli

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Baselworld Put to the Test

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Hermès Banks on 'Workshop' Approach

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Nelson Mandela's Hi-Tec sneakers.

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A Homecoming for Nelson Mandela’s Shoes

The Hi-Tec sneakers that Mandela wore walking out of prison are now on permanent display at the brand’s store in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

clock February 14, 2019Bambina Wise

The new Cosmos Yopougon mall in Côte d'Ivoire.


A New Shopping Mall Redefines Retail in Côte d’Ivoire

Ninety-two percent of the $30 million Cosmos Yopougon project has already been leased.

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A South-African Jewelry Brand Launches in Australia

South-African jewelry retailer AmericanSwiss has opened six units to test the market, with plans to open up to 100.

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The Off-White in 8 Rockwell is an example of Manila's booming retail scene.


Southeast Asia’s New Retail Magnet: The Philippines

Often thought of as being under-the-radar retailwise, the Philippines in fact is an attractive proposition for many international brands.

clock November 19, 2018Bambina Wise

Looks on show at the Zeitz MOCAA Museum celebrating 21 years of South African Fashion Week.

Fashion Scoops

South African Fashion on Show at Zeitz MOCAA

The exhibit marks 21 years of South African Fashion Week.

clock November 16, 2018Bambina Wise

South African designer and personality Craig Jacobs with Naomi Campbell at the launch event.

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Naomi Campbell Touts Event to Celebrate Nelson Mandela

An all-star concert on Dec. 2 will be headlined by Beyoncé, Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Wizkid and Usher honoring Mandela on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

clock July 11, 2018Bambina Wise


De Beers Launches App for Ethical Diamond Sourcing

The pilot program, called GemFair, is aimed at small-scale miners in Sierra Leone.

clock May 1, 2018Bambina Wise

The Downtown style from the Pichulik X Superga collection.

Fashion Scoops

Superga Partners With South African Jewelry Brand

Superga has teamed with Pichulik, a Cape Town-based jewelry label, to create three limited-edition sneakers.

clock May 1, 2018Bambina Wise

British supermodel Naomi Campbell displays an outfit by South African designer Kluk CGDT during the ARISE Fashion Week event in Lagos, NigeriaFashion, Lagos, Nigeria - 31 Mar 2018

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Naomi Campbell Walks Arise Fashion Week

The supermodel walked in two shows as part of her AFW promotional duties.

clock April 1, 2018Bambina Wise

The Eritrean delegation at the COMESA DTFA workshop held in the Seychelles last January.

Government and Trade

Key African Nations Establish Digital Free Trade Zone

Fifteen nations have launched a pilot electronic certificate of origin program to speed and simplify cross-border trade.

clock February 11, 2018Bambina Wise

Groups like PVH are turning to Ethiopia to source apparel given its low costs and logistics network.

Government and Trade

Industry’s New Sourcing Hope: Ethiopia

The East African nation has become a key sourcing location for groups like PVH and others seeking to counterbalance rising costs in China.

clock January 18, 2018Bambina Wise

A look from Thebe Magugu during South African Fashion Week Fall 2018.

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African Fashion Weeks Boost Local Design Talent

South African Design Week and Lagos Fashion and Design Week both focused on nurturing younger designers.

clock November 14, 2017Bambina Wise

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Jochen Zeitz on His New Museum of African Art

The former ceo of Puma talks about collecting, museums — and what he has on his walls at home now.

clock November 2, 2017Bambina Wise


Stuttafords Closes Its Doors in South Africa

The retailer, known as “the Harrods of South Africa,” was hit by the country’s struggling economy as well as infighting among its owners.

clock August 3, 2017Bambina Wise

The interior of the new Okapi store in Johannesburg


Okapi Opens Flagship in Johannesburg

The label was founded by Hanneli Rupert, daughter of Richemont head Johann Rupert, in 2008.

clock May 15, 2017Bambina Wise

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