The retail landscape in Hong Kong is not above political instability and the recent protest have seen a dive in sales for many luxury retailers as footfall has slowed and less visitors from mainland China are coming to shop. In the wake of the heightened political campaign, Italy's luxury retailers […]

Less than a week after rumours of Marco Zanini's pending departure from Schiaparelli began circulating, the couture house has confirmed his exit from the firm. Zanini, who used to design the ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Rochas before moving to Schiaparelli in September 2013, had said that […]

British online fashion retailer Asos is restructuring its international division following a number of executive departures which it says has nothing to with the changes being made. According to a report by Drapers, Gaele Wuilmet, Asos' head of operations in France and Matt Hiscock, the senior vice […]

French fashion house Balmain is to open its first London store on South Audley Street in Mayfair. The new site, which counts well over 2,000 square feet, was designed by French interior designer Joseph Dirand, who made a name for himself in fashion and luxury interior design. Dirand previously designed […]

Gap Inc. has ambitious plans for Asia. The US retailer group is opening its first Old Navy store in Shenzhen this weekend and another will follow in Beijing in December. Gap is also going for firsts, opening its first store in Guangzhou this Saturday, and another in Hsinchu in Taiwan later this month. […]

An increasing number of international fashion and lifestyle brands are deciding to go the online route when first opening a shop in India. British fashion brands River Island, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridges are examples of this growing trend. India's huge consumer base is certainly part of the […]

After only 6 years in the Russian market River Island is to close its 10 store portfolio and cease operations. The UK high street giant stated it's Russian trading partner, Maratex, was due to exit the fashion sphere, leaving 50 percent of the company without an owner. In Russia it is nearly impossible […]

After London comes Paris, or at least for J.Crew, who are eyeing the French capital for its next instalment of collegiate fashion. J.Crew is thought to be opening two stores in Paris in 2015, in addition to its fifth outlet in Lnodon. The first Paris store, measuring 2,260 square foot, will open next […]

British fashion chain Topshop will open the doors to its brand new flagship store on New York\'s Fifth Avenue this Wednesday. It will be the chain\'s second store in New York, and second only in size to Topshop\'s Oxford Street store, making this the brand's second largest store in the world. Finding […]

It may be Halloween on the calendar, but the weather is scarily warm for this time of year. High temperatures for this time of year has been a bain in retailers\' existence, with slow sales of heavy clothes, outerwear and anything remotely wintery. In fact there hasn't been a day this season where hats, […]

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