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Lush calls out Hong Kong landlords after flagship shuttered

Lush has taken a positive approach to its future in Hong Kong following the closure of its Central flagship store at the end of last month.

Bonjour CEO quits, replacement named

Bonjour CEO Cheung Ka Fai has resigned after less than two months in the role, citing “personal career development”.

Vitasoy family behind bid to oust Esprit management

Hong Kong-listed apparel retail Esprit is facing a boardroom stoush seeking the immediate removal of CEO Anders Christian Kristiansen who is leading a restructure of the long-ailing business.

Brooks Brothers enters Chapter 11, seeks buyer

Brooks Brothers has filed for bankruptcy in the US, the latest US retail victim of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Topshop quits Hong Kong

British fashion label Topshop will close its 14,000sqft flagship in Hong Kong when the lease comes up for renewal in October.

Lush Hong Kong flagship shut as tourist spend dries up

Beauty products retailer Lush has closed its five-story Hong Kong flagship store several months before its lease was due for renewal.

Burberry realigns business units, names new ready-to-wear head

Burberry is reorganising its creative team as the luxury label welcomes back Adrian Ward-Rees to lead its ready-to-wear business.

Little respite likely as Hong Kong retail rents slump to 2003 levels

As Hong Kong retail rents slump to levels not seen since 2003, retailers who appeal to domestic shoppers are beginning to have a stronger presence in the market.

Staycation theme for luggage label Lojel’s new K11 Musea pop up

Boutique lifestyle travel brand Lojel has launched an immersive pop-up store in Hong Kong’s K11 Musea, focusing on the concept of staycations.

Havaianas invests $US50 million in Asian expansion plan

Undeterred by the advent of Covid-19, Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas is investing US$50 million into expansion of its retail footprint across Asia-Pacific between now and 2024.

Senreve opens first Hong Kong pop-up store

San Francisco-based online bag brand Senreve has opened a standalone pop-up store in Hong Kong, its first foray into a major city mall.

BMW’s ‘Art of Decoding’ experience in Hong Kong starts with a QR code

BMW is holding its first-ever art-driven motor show in its luxury class showroom in Wan Chai, Hong Kong this month.