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La Mer opens flagship boutique in Singapore

Luxury skincare brand La Mer has opened its first flagship boutique in Marina Bay Sands.

Lancome flagship unveiled in Paris

The new Lancome flagship store occupies a 300 msq area and spans two floors on the prestigious Champs-Elysees in the heart of Paris.

Maiden Uniqlo Vietnam store opens in Ho Chi Minh City

The first Uniqlo Vietnam store opened its doors today, marking the Japanese fast-fashion brand’s sixth market in Southeast Asia.

Tiffany in ‘a difficult position’ on lacklustre Hong Kong, home market sales

Both overall and comparable-store sales growth at Tiffany came in flat during the last quarter, neither metric helped by the challenges in Hong Kong which overshadowed strong trading in the Chinese mainland.

Why Ikea and Nike have walked away from Amazon

When major global brands like Ikea and Nike announce they are exiting a major global platform like Amazon, it is clear that a strategic shift is in the making

Japanese streetwear brand íxi:z to make a comeback – in Singapore

Eighties-era Japanese streetwear brand íxi:z is making a second debut in Singapore, launching next week at Mandarin Gallery.

Apparel companies wising up to green benefits of 3D technologies

Clothing brands and retailers are increasingly beginning to recognise that new 3D technologies not only have the potential to increase speed to market but can also help foster the move to greener garment production.

What tech can learn from fashion

In the same way technology is inherent in our hyperconnected lives, fashion impacts each of us daily. Whether it’s fast fashion, luxury, or vintage, every day we make conscious decisions on what clothing we wear and how we wear it.      The convergence of the two industries is synergistic in some ways, conflicting in others, and considering the differences between industry models can be a catalyst for …

South Korean department stores targeting high-end customers

South Korean department stores are elevating their VIP shopping experience by refurbishing their outlets, expanding services to shore up profitability.

Indian online lingerie retailer Zivame to launch network of physical stores

Online lingerie retailer Zivame will launch 60 physical stores in major Indian cities within the next 12–18 months.

Esprit launches joint venture to run Mainland China business

Hong Kong-listed fashion retailer Esprit has announced a joint venture business to take over the marketing and retailing of its products in Mainland China.

Label technology launched to foil counterfeiters

Security-label technology has been launched in South Korea that can prevent “label replacement” on clothing preventing counterfeit items being disguised as genuine. The state-run Korea Minting, Security Printing and ID Card Operating Corp (Komsco) says its security-label technology can make labels for clothing using fibres containing special security materials. If the label is pl…