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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.

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First Uniqlo Baguio set to open this month

The new 859sqm Uniqlo Baguio store at SM City is the brand’s first in the Cordillera region.

Vestiaire Collective expands offline, opens first permanent boutique at Selfridges

Global platform for pre-owned fashion Vestiaire Collective has opened its first permanent boutique at Selfridges department store on Oxford Street in London.

Singapore’s Qoo10 merges with Indian e-commerce company Shopclues

Indian e-commerce company Shopclues is merging with Singapore-based e-commerce company Qoo10.

Sihanoukville´s first malls to open this year

Cambodian city Sihanoukville is to get its first ever shopping malls this year, with two slated to open by the end of the year.

Brick-and-mortar travel agents still have a future – if they adapt

With today’s digital age and millennial generation, thriving as a brick-and-mortar travel agents has been challenging, but possible, says global travel technology company Amadeus.

Desigual Japan expands as locals embrace edgy label

Desigual Japan has opened its third store as it targets further growth in the country.

Chinese continue to drive growth of payment platforms

More and more Chinese use payment platforms when shopping, thanks to the increasing affluence and vast usage of social payments such as WeChat Pay.

Taiwanese milk-tea brand CoCo continues rapid Philippines expansion

Taiwanese milk-tea brand CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice is slated to open its third store in Cebu City, Philippines in 2020.

Seven Oppo flagship stores planned for Southeast Asia

Six more Oppo flagship stores are planned across Southeast Asia by next year as the Chinese smartphone brand ramps up its brand profile in the region.

Galeries Lafayette on expansion spree in China, to open 10 stores

French department store Galeries Lafayette says it plans to capitalise on Chinese consumer spending by opening 10 stores in the country by 2025.

China’s Tan Mujiang opens first US flagship store

Chinese wooden-comb manufacturer Tan Mujiang has continued its international expansion with the opening of its first flagship store in the US.

Rebag creates an app that appraises the resale value of bags

Fashion re-commerce company Rebag has launched a software that instantly reveal the current resale value of handbags.