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Uniqlo opens new Vietnam store, goes online in the Philippines

Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo is to open its third store in Ho Chi Minh City this week and will debut online in the Philippines. Less than a month after the opening of the Ho Chi Minh’s second store at SC Vivo City, Uniqlo Vietnam is to launch another store in the country’s tallest building Landmark 81 this Friday (June 5). Occupying a 2000sqm area, the Uniqlo Landmark 8…

Giant Uniqlo Tokyo flagship to open this month

Fast Retailing will reopen its Uniqlo Tokyo store this month, a global flagship which will be the first in the world to reflect the brand’s new LifeWear concept.

Giant Nike Thailand flagship opens in Bangkok

A giant Nike Thailand flagship store has opened in Bangkok’s Siam Center, with a footprint spanning more than 9000sqft.

Gentle Monster unveils Hongdae flagship with ‘Sacrifice’ theme

Gentle Monster has unveiled its new Hongdae flagship in Seoul with a religious-inspired design theme it calls ‘Sacrifice’.

Ted Baker charts new direction after hefty loss

British lifestyle brand Ted Baker is seeking to raise £95 million to strengthen its balance sheet in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and fund a strategy for expansion.

Abercrombie & Fitch sales tumble 51 per cent in Asia

US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch suffered a 51-per-cent fall in sales in Asia Pacific as Covid-19 forced store closures across the region.

Asia a bright spot for cashed-up Ralph Lauren as it faces slow global recovery

Luxury retailer Ralph Lauren saw online sales in Asia surge by 15 per cent during the peak of Covid-19 lockdowns – but globally it recorded a hefty first-quarter loss.

Descente forced to shutter stores in South Korea as anti-Japan bias continues

Japanese sportswear label Descente is shuttering 47 kidswear stores in South Korea in the wake of anti-Japanese sentiment combined with the impact of Covid-19 on the territory.

In Tokyo, Hublot opens its largest flagship yet

LVMH-owned watchmaker Hublot has opened its largest flagship store yet in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district in Japan.

GU South Korea stores closed down, but brand will remain online

Fast Retailing is closing its GU South Korea stores, but will continue selling online in the market, after sales were hit by ongoing anti-Japan protests and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Indian jeweller Zoya expands southwards

House of Tata’s luxury jeweller Zoya is launching a boutique in Bangalore, a 3300sqm South India flagship for the brand.

H&M launches menswear range using intelligent fabric

Sweden fashion retailer H&M launches an intelligent fabric this week, a fashion technology for menswear which keeps the wearer cool in summer heat.