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Ariana Grande perfume launched, named after her anthem

An Ariana Grande perfume has gone on sale, named after her hit song Thank U Next.

Yue Yuen to move more production into Southeast Asia as trade war rolls on

Yue Yuen says it expects to move more of its manufacturing from China to other Southeast Asia countries as the US-China trade conflict shows no sign of abating.

Chinese brand ambassadors severe ties citing sovereignty

Chinese brand ambassadors of fashion labels from Coach to Givenchy have severed ties with the companies over products which they said violated China’s sovereignty by identifying Hong Kong and Taiwan as countries.

North Korean cosmetics win approval from once-dismissive president

Kim Jong Un is encouraging beauty-conscious middle-class women to choose North Korean cosmetics over foreign brands as international sanctions deepen.

Shiseido to create Tory Burch beauty products

Global beauty firm Shiseido has entered into a long-term partnership to create and sell a range of Tory Burch beauty products.

Trade war, climate erode first-half Giordano sales

The China-US trade war and an unseasonably warm winter have been blamed for Giordano sales falling 11 per cent in the first half of the year.

Ecco is returning to the Philippines

Danish footwear brand Ecco is returning to the Philippines through a shop-in-shop concept at SM malls.

Edward Razek, controversial Victoria’s Secret marketing chief, quits

Longtime Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer Edward Razek will resign following months of negative PR centred on his comments about plus-size and transgender models

Pomelo Purpose range now features recycled PET fabric

The Pomelo Purpose sustainability range now features recycled PET materials.

Boohoo set to buy Karen Millen and Coast – updated

Fast-growing pure-play online fashion retailer Boohoo is preparing to acquire the Karen Millan and Coast brands.

Jack Wills sold; Hong Kong stores closed

Struggling UK fashion chain Jack Wills has been bought by Sports Direct for £12.75 million after being placed in administration.

Simone Rocha opens store on Hong Kong’s Ice House Street

Fashion label Simone Rocha has launched a new store in Hong Kong, only its third worldwide.

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