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  1. Central, Kowloon trump London, Paris for retail rent

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com While it may cost an arm and a leg to shop at some Hong Kong clothing boutiques, fashion retailers are also paying through the nose to rent space ... its top spot as the world's most expensive fashion retail street, with annual rent of US$2,633 per sq ft as of March. Next were Queen's Road, Central, and Canton Road, Kowloon, ...

  2. Retail body aims to raise bar on professionalism

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Winston Raj

    ... Winston Raj The association has a mission to make life in the trading world better, especially across the border For two decades, the force and voice behind the retail industry has been the Hong Kong Retail Management Association (HKRMA). The retail industry is Hong Kong's second-largest service sector, accounting for 26 per cent of the gross domestic product. Considering ...

  3. Designers thread markets beyond European fringe

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... managing director of local fashion retailer The Swank, said that while the country was well known for its cotton and silk, it had yet to reach a global scale in terms of design reputation. 'I ... Jacqueline Tsang Fashion designers in Switzerland are reaching beyond political obstacles to seek customers globally as they build on the nation's success in textile production. ...

  4. It's not all glitz and glamour on the catwalk

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Shobha Nihalani

    ... and a highly paid job for established models. The profession may appear glamorous, with opportunities to travel, but in the glitzy world of fashion there are no public holidays or weekend breaks. Hard ... agencies, promoting people of all nationalities to the fashion and entertainment sectors in Asia and beyond. Besides the big brand names in fashion and the cosmetics industry, airlines, banks, ...

  5. Italian dressing adds some style

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Retailer Harvey Nichols joined forces with the Italian Trade Commission for an 11-day celebration called A Total Italian Experience celebrating the dolce vita of Italy. The event ... with a fashion show of the latest collections from Italian designers. In attendance were Italian Consul-General Alessandro De Pedys, Italian Trade Commissioner Romano Baruzzi, Dickson Concepts' ...

  6. I.T posts 9.7pc profit increase

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Firm plans to add up to 40,000 sq ft of retail space in Hong Kong and 60,000 sq ft in China this year Hong Kong-based fashion retailer I.T posted a 9.7 per cent increase in net ... 20.7 per cent to $1.31 billion. While its I.T stores, which retail high-end products ranging between $800 and $2,000, posted a 15.8 per cent same-store sales growth over the period, ...

  7. An ideal catwalk to fashion a career

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... in the mass media than the gender-bender high fashion models of Europe. Originally from Johannesburg, Mr Oshry came to Hong Kong about six years ago. He's one of the few stayers. Most contracts ... I'm the kind of guy who will always get work... 'There are two types of models: the high fashion ones and then you have the advertising guys [like him] who are all about selling ...

  8. Jack-of-all-trades finds world-class demand in mainland's blossoming fashion industry

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... friends' advice to get involved in the takeoff of the mainland's fashion sector. He talks about the excitement and disappointment in the burgeoning sector. Cosmetologist, stylist, colourist, ... and didn't expect the big cities to be so closely connected to international fashion! What have you discovered on the mainland? The latest clothing and accessory styles are available on the mainland ...

  9. With fashion key to HK exports, why cancel show?

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It appears that the Leisure and Culture Services Department has succumbed to elitist and outmoded views of the importance of fashion in suggesting that the Vivienne Westwood exhibition would not attract the attention of local residents ('HK spurns Vivienne Westwood exhibition', February 18). For more than 45 years, fashion and textiles have been Hong Kong's No1 ...

  10. Thinking outside the box for storage solutions

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Something has to give. But apartments won't suddenly double in size and the city's passion for fashion doesn't show any signs of abating. Which is why many rely on interior designers ... learned with Chang to the field of retail interior. 'In [stores], you need to maximise the sales per square foot,' he says. 'Floor space is economically vital, so all the stock has ...




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