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Monocle opens its first travel-retail shop at Hong Kong

Global media brand Monocle has opened its first dedicated travel retail store at Hong Kong International Airport.

Monocle makes its mark in Tokyo

Monocle is seemingly infatuated with Japan and all things Japanese, which is hardly surprising given the magazine’s ascendancy to being a global authority on style and trends in design, business, culture, food, fashion and retailing. The magazine has opened a small network of stores in major international cities – some short-life popups like one in Hong Kong’s Lane Crawford department store several years ago and others of a more permanent nature, like in London’s hip Marylebone. …

Pop-up shops gain ground

Pop-up shops, which open temporarily to take advantage of a trend or a seasonal product, are gaining ground in Thailand. Mall operator Siam Piwat, which owns and operates Siam Center and Siam Discovery, has set up a zone called “Another Alternative” specifically to accommodate pop-up shops. “We created Another Alternative to cope with fast-moving global trends and the varied urban lifestyle,” said Parisa Chatnilbandhu, VP for retail business development at Siam Piwat. Opening at the zon…


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