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Second Premium Outlets mall for Malaysia

Malaysia’s second Premium Outlets mall is expected to open soon in Genting Highlands.

Hong Kong impacts on Oroton

Upmarket retailer, Oroton, fears its first half earnings could fall because it has stopped slashing the prices of its luxury accessories for shoppers. The Australian-based retailer closed its Hong Kong store earlier this year, incurring hefty lease provisions which contributed to increased overheads. (The photo above was taken at the store’s opening in October 2013). Oroton chairman, John Schmoll, says sales were lower in the first quarter of the financial year compared to 12 months earlie…

Oroton seeks Chinese partner

Australian fashion accessories retailer Oroton is seeking a partner to open up to 30 stores in China over the next three to five years. Oroton’s Chinese expansion is part of its strategy to take advantage of the middle class in the country which is expected to grow to 1 billion by 2030. The retailer entered China in October, opening a store in Shanghai. “We’re not looking to roll out a whole lot of our own operated stores in China, we’re really looking for a franchise partner or a…

Oroton returns to HK

Australian luxury leather goods brand Oroton has returned to Hong Kong with a new boutique at Hysan Avenue. In 2010, Oroton selected Hong Kong as the first country in its international expansion, with a pop-up boutique at IFC Mall. Now Oroton has returned to the city on a permanent basis with a boutique in Causeway Bay. The boutique, with stunning “O” façade, was designed by the Oroton team headed by creative director and GM Ana Maria Escobar. The design captures the essence of the br…

R.M Williams seeking buyer

Two luxury goods companies eye iconic clothing label as owner considers selling.

Ralph Lauren walks from Oroton

Heavy losses expected as Oroton Group loses major brand.

Oroton builds on Asian success

Australian luxury brand says Asia underpinning growth.