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El Palacio Launches Ad Campaign Celebrating Fashion ‘Renewal’

The marketing campaign is aimed at boosting sales, which fell 26 percent last year due to the pandemic.

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Latin America E-tailer Dafiti Seeks New CEO in Reshuffle

Latin American e-tailer Dafiti said CEO and cofounder Philipp Povel and the other cofounder, Malte Huffman, are leaving for personal reasons.

clock March 18, 2021Ivan Castano

A bag from the Bulgari spring 2020 collection.

Business Features

Latin American Luxury Poised for Rebound

After a decline of about 25 percent, the market is expected to grow by 10 percent in 2021, driven by e-commerce and local consumers.

clock March 11, 2021Ivan Castano

Government and Trade

Brazil Must Step Up Sustainability Efforts, Report Says

The study reveals that emissions from the country’s cotton farming and production chain have reached critical levels while textile waste remains a growing problem.

clock February 26, 2021Ivan Castano

The Granado Pink line.

Beauty Features

Taxes, Red Tape Squeeze Brazilian Beauty Exporters

As exports rise, Brazil’s beauty producers are looking to the government to finally ease onerous taxes.

clock February 19, 2021Ivan Castano

Designer and Luxury

Mexico Must Do More to Protect Indigenous Fashion Designs, Experts Say

“Appropriate credit” is what Mexican communities and government officials are increasingly demanding fashion brands that make unauthorized use of Indigenous designs or symbols should give to impoverished communities.

clock February 9, 2021Ivan Castano


South America’s Dafiti Takes on Amazon, Mercado Libre in Fashion E-tailing

The company aims to grow revenues by 30 percent as it rolls out more international brands to South American markets.

clock December 22, 2020Ivan Castano

Government and Trade

Twin Storms Seen Denting Central America’s Apparel Exports

Estimates are that tropical storms Iota and Eta could cost the region $200 million in lost apparel exports to the U.S.

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Fashion Scoops

SPFW Fetes 25 Years With Digital Show on City’s Buildings, Monuments

The 11 clips commemorated key moments in the event’s 25-year history.

clock November 10, 2020Ivan Castano

Curvilinear shops create an easy flow and sense of discovery at El Palacio de Hierro.


Mexico’s El Palacio Moves to Limit Pandemic Losses With Online Push

The bulk of the strategy aims to correct snafus linked to online orders and delivery timelines, reconcile existing inventory with what the web site shows and improve the retailer’s ability to predict customer demand.

clock July 27, 2020Ivan Castano


Coronavirus Hits Latin American Luxury Sales

Luxury goods sales are seen declining by 30 percent or more in the region as Mexico and Brazil continue to see soaring cases of the virus.

clock July 14, 2020Ivan Castano

Fashion Scoops

Zara Pulls Mexican Clutch Amid Claims of Cultural Appropriation

Critics on social media said the bag is similar to the work of Mexican artisans.

clock July 9, 2020Ivan Castano

A general view showing the Mexico City skyline shrouded in air pollution, in Mexico City, Mexico, 17 May 2017. The first phase of environmental continence by ozone continues in the capital because of the high pollution rates recorded. Given this scenario, it has been decided to maintain phase one of environmental contingency by ozone in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico, integrated by Mexico City and municipalities of the States of Mexico and Hidalgo.Environmental pollution in Mexico City - 17 May 2017


Mexican Retailers See Big Losses, Discounts in Virus Aftermath

Sales are expected to gradually increase this month as the government allowed some retailers to resume operations, but the pandemic has resulted in a sharp drop in revenues.

clock July 1, 2020Ivan Castano

JK Iguatemi in São Paulo.


Brazilian Retailers Eye $4B in Aid to Survive Pandemic

São Paulo’s big malls, such as shopping JK Iguatemi, sprung back to life last week, alongside other retailers and high-street boutiques after the government decided to reopen Latin America’s largest economy.

clock June 16, 2020Ivan Castano

Central American Unions Demand Payment

Government and Trade

EXCLUSIVE: Central American Workers Demand $1.7B in Back Pay From U.S. Firms

Central American unions are launching a campaign to pressure U.S. companies sourcing apparel in the region to pay factories for canceled orders and provide a living wage until COVID-19 abates.

clock May 14, 2020Ivan Castano

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