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JD hosts shows from first digital London Fashion Week with British brands

JD has hosted shows with British brands to support the first digital London Fashion Week: A-Cold-Wall*, Smythson and Paul Smith.

SSense curates luxury dogwear for the perfect puparazzi

Global fashion platform Ssense is debuting a dogwear line on its e-commerce platform ssense.com.

Art meets fashion at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands has created a host of activities for shoppers to “rediscover luxury” in celebration of the Fall Winter 2019 fashion season.

Chinese bidders lining up for Bally International

Chinese apparel manufacturer Fujian Septwolves Industry and conglomerate Fosun International are among bidders for the €600 million (US$717 million) Swiss luxury leather goods company Bally International. Non-binding offers coming in this week also included Japanese trading firm Itochu Corp. Bally parent JAB Holding, owned by the billionaire Reimann family, said in April it was reviewing options for the Swiss company to focus on its F&B business, which has acquired Keurig Green Mountain …

Chinese bidders lining up for Bally International

Fujian Septwolves Industry and Fosun International are among bidders for Bally International.

Ralph Lauren Hong Kong closes flagship

Following other international fashion labels, Ralph Lauren Hong Kong has closed its flagship store.

Paris label BA&SH eyes Asia expansion

French label BA&SH has partnered with the ImagineX Group to boost its presence in Asia.

Luxury fashion link for TataCliq.com

Tata Group’s new eCommerce platform TataCliq.com will form a strategic partnership in India with Genesis Luxury Fashion.

Genesis Luxury takes on Coach India

Indian fashion conglomerate Genesis Luxury Fashion has formed an exclusive partnership to introduce Coach to the subcontinent.

Sports fashion demand drives Stella sales

Shoe marketer Stella International has reported increased sales in the second quarter on the back of growing demand for sports fashion footwear.

Inside Paul Smith’s Bangkok stunner

Funky UK fashion brand Paul Smith has opened a new store in Thailand’s capital inside the luxury Central Embassy mall. The retailer has distributed images showing the complex and stunning design of the spacious store on the new centre’s ground floor. The design more than holds it own against super luxury brands it shares the neighbourhood with, like Gucci, Prada and Miu Miu. The store has an uncustomary large glass frontage affording broad views inside the store which is colourful, inn…

Paul Smith to open 25 China stores

English fashion designer Paul Smith plans to open 25 stores in China. The plan is part of a strategy to expand business internationally to offset sluggish business in Europe. “One third of our business is Europe-based. The euro crisis hurt us in wholesale and retail,” said MD John Morley. This year, it says, has been tough as its pre-tax profit dropped from £31.7 million to £23.8 million. “Greece, Spain and Italy have been tough and then, suddenly after the French election, confide…