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Shanghai Tang launches fragrance range

Hong Kong born luxury fashion label Shanghai Tang is expanding from fashion and homewares into the fragrance business.

Benoy chosen for IFS China mall designs

Benoy has been chosen to design two further International Finance Square (IFS) malls being developed by Hong Kong property company The Wharf Holdings (Wharf).

‘Go mobile’ urges Alibaba

About 9 million merchants sell 1 billion items on Taobao.com, according to Alibaba, and mobile has become the marketplace’s major shopping venue.

Grace over on Hong Kong bag fees

Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has warned retailers there will be no more verbal warnings from Friday for not charging plastic bag levies.

Greater China launch for Joseph

A China launch for Joseph, the London fashion brand, is imminent this month.

Ted Baker Hong Kong flagship opens

Ted Baker has opened a new flagship in Hong Kong – inspired by the trams of the territory and the London Underground.

Gucci China blamed for Kering slowdown

Falling sales by Gucci China have eaten into parent Kering’s latest results.

Mongkok raid after Snake powder poisoning

Hong Kong police raided a Mong Kok store and seized illegal medicines after a man was admitted to hospital with poisoning.

Li & Fung takes profit hit

Hong Kong-based Li & Fung has reported a 1.4% increase in turnover, but an 18% decrease in profit for 2014.

Le Saunda sales strengthen

Listed Hong Kong shoe and handbag retailer Le Saunda says same store sales rose 3.9 per cent in the quarter to February 28.

M&S China restructure

UK department store Marks & Spencer (M&S) will close five stores in Shanghai.

Grana fashion expands across Asia

Grana fashion, specialising in “high-quality fashion at disruptive prices” is expanding into three new Asian markets this year from its Hong Kong base.