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Bottega Veneta

Italian label Bottega Veneta opens Tokyo flagship

High-end Italian label Bottega Veneta is launching a new flagship in Tokyo this Saturday.


KKR buys stake in TWG Tea, Osim parent V3

KKR is to invest as much as S$500 million (US$366 million) into V3, the parent of cafe chain TWG Tea and massage chair retailer Osim.

Hamleys Japan

Hamleys Japan in theme park joint venture

Chinese-owned toy store chain Hamleys has entered the Japanese retail market, opening two theme-park styled outlets.


Osaka Bake Cheese Tart store wins interior design award

Japanese bakery goods retailer Bake Cheese Tart Abeno Harukas Shop has won Retail Interior of the Year from Dezeen Awards.

Alfred Tea

First New York, now Hong Kong for Alfred Tea shop

Alfred Tea shops in Los Angeles, Tokyo and New York will soon be joined by stores in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Cafe Amazon logo

Cafe Amazon to open 20,000 stores and ‘rival Starbucks’

Thai oil company PTT plans to spin off its Cafe Amazon division and build a coffee chain which will one day rival Starbucks.

Uniqlo Italy store

Uniqlo is to open in Italy

Uniqlo is to launch in Italy next year, choosing a heritage building in Milan for a brand-defining flagship store.


Taiwanese streetwear boutique Invincible heads to Shanghai

Taiwanese streetwear boutique Invincible has opened a new store in Shanghai.

Joyful Young Asian Women Shopping Together In Store

Not delivering on customer experience costs retailers in Asia

Nearly two-thirds of consumers in Asia will no longer shop with a retailer after just one poor customer experience.

Hotel Chocolat Japan

Hotel Chocolat boost Asian reach

Hotel Chocolat has opened its second store in Asia Pacific.

T Galleria by DFS, Okinawa in full holiday display

Personalisation core to DFS Group gifting campaign

DFS Group has kicked off its annual gifting campaign at T Galleria by DFS in Okinawa.

Palace skateboard Tokyo

London retailer Palace opens Tokyo store

London-based skate and fashion retailer Palace has opened a new retail location in Shibuya, Tokyo.


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