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Tong Van

Tong Van

Tong Van was born and educated in Vietnam and travels around Southeast Asia frequently. A graduate of Ho Chi Minh City Law School majoring in Legal English, Van has been a content writer for several years. With Inside Retail Asia she has researched the Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong for three years running and writes news. Her retail interests include fashion, health & beauty and food.

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Starbucks South Korea opens its largest store yet

Starbucks South Korea has opened its largest store yet, celebrating the brand’s 21st anniversary in the country.

Jason Wu opens first boutique in Shanghai

Taiwanese-Canadian designer Jason Wu has opened his first global flagship boutique in Shanghai, China.

Nike opens House of Innovation in Paris

Nike has opened the brand’s largest House of Innovation yet, in Paris, focusing on delivering a digital retail experience.

Burberry teams with Tencent to launch world-first social-retail store

Luxury fashion label Burberry has teamed with technology giant Tencent to launch its first social retail store in Shenzhen, China.

Champion to launch sustainable streetwear collection, Re:Bound

Athletic apparel brand Champion is to launch a sustainable streetwear collection Re:Bound next month.

Suning to shut half of its Laox store network in Japan

Japanese electronics retailer Laox is to shut half of its stores in Japan as its customer base dried up due to Covid-19 social-distancing.

Uniqlo goes local for Singapore’s National Day

Uniqlo Singapore has collaborated with local artists to celebrate the country’s 55th National Day on August 9.

Sundae Kids launches line focusing on gender equality

Thailand’s illustrator couple, Sundae Kids, has launched a fashion line contributing to gender equality.

Victoria Beckham Beauty range launched on Tmall Global

Victoria Beckham Beauty has launched a flagship store on Alibaba’s Tmall Global platform, marking the brand’s debut in China.

Loft launches in Shanghai

Japanese lifestyle specialty store Loft has opened its first directly owned overseas store, ‘Xujiahui Loft’ in Shanghai.

Opening date revealed for Apple Thailand’s second Bangkok store

Apple Thailand’s second retail store in Bangkok will open at the CentralWorld shopping centre this month.

Montblanc launches at Shanghai Plaza 66

Montblanc has launched a flagship boutique and a pop-up store in Shanghai, China.