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Japan’s World Co to shut 358 stores by March

Japanese apparel firm World Co says it will shutter 358 outlets nationwide by March next year.

Christian Louboutin unveils boutique in Hong Kong’s Landmark

Christian Louboutin has opened his new boutique in Landmark Prince’s, Hong Kong.

Three Asian fashion-tech startups to launch online

Three fashion-tech businesses, all graduates of Singapore’s Textile and Fashion Federations’ Bridge Fashion Incubator programme, are launching their respective brands this month.

H&M suspends employees over use of racial slur

H&M says it has suspended a number of employees over the use of a racial slur relating to the name of a hat to be sold through its & Other Stories brand.

Hong Kong’s Fashion Walk creates a pop-up concept with Asian Gold

Hong Kong’s Fashion Walk has launched a pop-up store concept in collaboration with the lifestyle brand Asian Gold.

Uniqlo same-store sales up 4 per cent in July on stay-at-home demand

Casual fashion brand Uniqlo’s Japanese same-store sales rose 4 per cent year on year in July as consumers stocked up on comfortable “stay at home” clothes amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Hugo Boss China sales rebound in June

Hugo Boss sales returned to strong growth in China in June and online sales jumped 74 per cent in the second quarter, the company announced.

Covid-19 will strip US$95.4bn from Apac apparel market, says GlobalData

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to cost the apparel and footwear industries in the Apac region US$95.4 billion short of projections for this year.

Jason Wu opens first boutique in Shanghai

Taiwanese-Canadian designer Jason Wu has opened his first global flagship boutique in Shanghai, China.

I.T Limited sales, margins eroded due to Covid-19 lockdowns

Hong Kong-headquartered fashion retailer I.T Limited says its sales have fallen in all of its markets, with the US and Japan the worst affected.

Burberry teams with Tencent to launch world-first social-retail store

Luxury fashion label Burberry has teamed with technology giant Tencent to launch its first social retail store in Shenzhen, China.

Champion to launch sustainable streetwear collection, Re:Bound

Athletic apparel brand Champion is to launch a sustainable streetwear collection Re:Bound next month.