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Sephora suspends makeup services as precautionary measure

Sephora has stopped offering custom makeovers in hundreds of stores across Asia-Pacific to protect customers and staff from coronavirus.

Confirmed: Victoria’s Secret show is cancelled

Victoria’s Secret’s annual fashion show, where supermodels once walked down the runway wearing giant “angel” wings and elaborate lingerie sets, will not occur this holiday season.

Hudson’s Bay Company to sell Lord + Taylor for US$100m

Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) has announced plans to sell its US department store chain Lord + Taylor to Le Tote, a clothing subscription and rental business, for US$100 million ($149 million). The decision, announced Wednesday, August 28, will enable the Canadian retail company to focus on its other department store businesses: Saks Fifth Avenue and Hudson’s Bay. HBC, which also ow…

Strong interest in Asia, but little action: report

More than 80 per cent of Australian businesses have Asia on their radar, but most are failing to generate significant revenue from Asian markets.

H&M sales beat expectations

First-quarter H&M sales have exceeded expectations, with the company improving both profit and margin.

Australia’s C/MEO Collective launches on Tmall

Women’s fashion label C/MEO Collective has started selling on Chinese mega online marketplace Tmall.

Zara growth slows

Zara growth is slowing substantially and analysts fear worse is to come.

Ted Baker CEO resigns

Ray Kelvin has stepped down from his position as CEO and director of UK fashion label Ted Baker amid allegations of misconduct.

Chinese e-commerce policy to benefit foreign sellers

The Chinese government last week announced that it will improve its e-commerce retail import policy to boost consumption.

Dolce & Gabbana faces growing backlash in China over controversial ads

Luxury retailer offends its most important market.

Lazada founder’s new role

Ex-Lazada CEO joins luxury resale site Vestiaire

Korean beauty giant expands in Australia

Amorepacific Group flags continued expansion plans Down Under.