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Hublot ceo Ricardo Guadalupe and OSL ceo Wayne Trench launch the Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 P2P

Watches

Hublot Debuts Bitcoin Watch in Appeal to Young and Affluent

The Swiss watchmaker worked with the brokerage OSL, which predicted that Bitcoin-driven luxury purchases would grow.

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China hosts its inaugural International Import Expo in Shanghai.

Government and Trade

Alibaba Pledges to Import $200 Billion in Goods Over Next Five Years

The company’s pledge follows founder Jack Ma’s comments that the trade war is “the most stupid thing in the world.”

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The Cruise show was re-staged twice in Bangkok for the Thai market, now one of Chanel's top 10 worldwide.

Fashion Features

Chanel Showcases “Sabai” Style in Bangkok With Pharrell Williams, Tilda Swinton

The brand announced a global capsule with Pharrell while restaging its cruise show for the key Thai market.

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Media

Vogue Hong Kong to Kick Off Early 2019

The bilingual print and digital publication will have to carve out a niche beside China and Taiwan editions.

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at a Dec. 2017 Leicester City match.

Business Features

Thai Duty-free Billionaire Feared Dead in Helicopter Crash

Aircraft belonging to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha went up in flames while leaving a Leicester City soccer match.

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L'Occitane en Provence's new bestseller serum Immortelle Reset.

Financial

L’Occitane Half-Year Sales Growth Led by Greater China

The region saw double-digit growth further boosted by uptake globally of the brand’s new Immortelle Reset serum.

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Alibaba Group ceo Daniel Zhang speaks at the 2018 11/11 kick-off press conference in Beijing.

Retail

Turning 10, Alibaba Singles’ Day to Offer Global Deals

Lazada and Daraz, the e-commerce platforms majority-owned by Alibaba Group focusing on south and southeast Asia, will take part for the first time.

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Human Resources

Li & Fung Appoints Wilson Zhu as Chief Operating Officer

The sourcing veteran previously held senior positions at Michaels, Office Depot and Hudson’s Bay Co.

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Adrian Cheng

Mergers and Acquisitions

China’s Streetwear King Yoho! Gets $25M From C Ventures

Adrian Cheng expands his foothold on urban youth with an investment into the influential Chinese platform.

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A piece from the Vera Wang Love collection with Chow Tai Fook.

Fashion Scoops

Vera Wang to Introduce Bridal Jewelry With Chow Tai Fook

The modern Chinese bride is starting to incorporate diamond jewelry into engagements, the companies said.

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Theory's Shanghai flagship store.

Business Features

Theory on Forging a Contemporary Market in China

Fresh off launching a Tmall shop, the label shares its plans to double the number of stores there to 70 in three years.

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Sabyasachi x L'Oreal Paris

Fashion Scoops

Sabyasachi Unveils L’Oréal Paris, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Collaboration

The 21-piece collection is the designer’s maiden makeup venture.

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Hong Kong Polytechnic University launches the Store.

Fashion Scoops

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Unveils Store for Fashion Students

It showcases student designs and offers them opportunities to learn real retail scenarios.

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Carven

Mergers and Acquisitions

China’s Icicle Emerges as Front-runner to Buy Carven

A deal with the Shanghai-based eco-clothing company is expected this coming week.

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Inside the Jeju airport in South Korea, a designated “repackaging area” where many Mainland Chinese rip open their duty free purchases and take off their packaging. Jeju is a 90 minute flight from Shanghai and a key destination for daigou sellers.

Financial

China Border Enforcement Sends Chills Through Luxury Sector

Officials cracked down on daigou shoppers during the Golden Week holiday, spooking investors.

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Backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Fall 2018

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Jean Paul Gaultier Said Joining Ranks of Designers Going Fur Free

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