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Evelyn Bo

Evelyn Bo

Evelyn Bo has been researching and writing about Asia's retail industry for the last decade, most recently for Inside Retail Asia. Originally from the Philippines, she has spent extended periods in Vietnam and Scandinavia and has a particular passion for the cafe and fashion sectors.


Chloe opens first Hong Kong travel retail store

French luxury brand Chloe has opened its first travel-retail store inside Hong Kong International Airport.

Ecco India opens its first store

Ecco India is the latest international brand to make a foray into India, opening its first store at Gurgaon Ambience shopping mall in New Delhi.

Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay still top of the world’s most expensive retail strips

Hong Kong ́s Causeway Bay remains top of the world’s most expensive retail strips, with rents rising to US$ 2,745 per square feet per annum.

Kenneth Cole India opens its first flagship store

Kenneth Cole India has opened its first flagship store, a 1200sqft space located at Infiniti Mall in Malad, Mumbai.

Japanese sneaker retailer Atmos to launch store in Indonesia

Japanese streetwear and sneaker brand Atmos has announced it is opening its first store in Indonesia later this year.

Bulldog becomes first cruelty-free cosmetics brand to launch in Mainland China

London-based Bulldog has become the first-ever international skincare brand to maintain its cruelty-free approved status and still be able to sell in Mainland China.

AS Watson taps millennials to lead its CSR programs

Health and beauty retailer AS Watson has established a global corporate social responsibility committee, and for the first time, it is comprised of millennials.

September Indonesia retail sales edge up 0.7 per cent

September Indonesia retail sales rose 0.7 per cent year on year, according to Bank Indonesia data.

Chinese fashion group EP Yaying to expand into the US and Australia

Chinese fashion group EP Yaying is planning to expand beyond Asia by setting up its presence in the US and Australia by next year.

Uniqlo Vietnam sets launch date

Uniqlo Vietnam will make its debut on December 6, opening in a three-level, 3097sqm space inside what was previously a Parkson department store.

British streetwear label Palace opens Shanghai pop-up

British skate and streetwear label Palace is building brand awareness in China with a pop-up shop opening inside the Arkham nightclub in Shanghai.

JCPenney unveils new concept Penney’s, its store of the future

American department store JCPenney has reimagined the idea of shopping in its brand-new store in Hurst, Texas, unveiling a new concept called Penney’s.