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Luxury labels increase focus on burgeoning South Korean market

South Korean consumers’ love for luxury labels is encouraging high-end brands to take bold, innovative moves into the market, opening pop-up stores and staging world-exclusive fashion shows.

The future is non-binary: The Phluid Project is a brand that ‘gets’ Gen Z

The Phluid Project, a New York brick-and-mortar shop specialising in gender-free apparel is setting a new standard for retailers, tapping into a key Gen Z trend.

Macy’s move seals the fate of fur in fashion, says analyst

Efforts to eliminate animal fur in fashion continue to accelerate as cities and even US states are joining brands and retailers in banning its use.

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.

Hong Kong protests: Monday marks retailers’ worst day yet

Hong Kong protests ramped up on Monday, making for retailers worst day yet as the tumult enters its third month.

Maxi-Cash opens its first LuxeStyle boutique in Australia

Singaporean pawnbroker Maxi-Cash has opened its first Australian LuxeStyle boutique.

Lagerfeld’s legacy: double-digit growth and €10 billion

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld delivered French maison Chanel a stunning legacy in the final year of his life.

Chanel South Korean flagship opens in Seoul

A new Chanel South Korea flagship has opened in Seoul.

Fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld has died, aged 85

An icon of the global fashion industry for more than half a century, Karl Lagerfeld has died, aged 85.

IconSiam: How Bangkok’s mall of inclusion came to fruition

Bangkok’s new IconSiam mall-anchored complex is a model for community engagement in modern-day retailing.

Gucci powers record Kering sales

Gucci drove a massive boost in luxury group Kering’s sales last year.

Luxury and retail dominate 2018 top 100 brands list

Apple, Google and Amazon top the 2018 top 100 brands rankings announced by Global brand consultancy Interbrand.