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  1. New York designer sees potential for a fashionable mainland

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen Possibly not long from now, we'll see New York-based designer Derek Lam expanding his fashion business further north to the mainland. 'That's partly ... collaborations. The designer reckons there are possibilities to work with mass-market retailers. 'Not specifically to collaborate with H&M, Topshop and all that, but anything we can use to reach ...

  2. Retail sales surge as stock market boom fuels shopping frenzy

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... high-end fashion retailer that carries the Ports 1961 and Ports International brands, reported that sales from October 1 to October 4 surpassed the year-ago level by 35 per cent. 'Beijing ... to use credit a lot more than last year.' Hong Kong mid-range fashion retailer I.T said sales revenues earned between September 29 and October 3 were up 12 per cent locally and 40 per cent ...

  3. Retailers bypass HK over cost

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... in Beijing, Shanghai and Jiangsu but not a single one in Hong Kong. The developer said the Abercrombie & Fitch fashion chain from the United States was also looking for retail space in Beijing ... Yvonne Liu International retailers are bypassing Hong Kong to open stores on the mainland instead, because of the limited supply and higher cost of prime retail space in the city. ...

  4. Fashion passion has Ilse in stitches

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sam Spiro Ilse Kerling has a passion for fashion. But the flames of desire didn't start to burn when she was a teenager or when she was in her 20s. It took years of being ridiculed in Hong Kong stores before her 1.8-metre tall, inner-fashion designer was finally unleashed. 'I used to walk into shops in Hong Kong and the staff would just laugh at me. It really got to me. ...

  5. Reading revival increases retail rivalry

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Megaen Kelly

    ... will give you names of hundreds of book retailers in Hong Kong. Regardless of their size, they sell books to meet different tastes of customers and offer unique services to differentiate from ... operators have embraced the idea of a more spacious, comfortable and modern-looking retail environment with a wider range of products, and take their customers' needs seriously ...

  6. Fashion goes to the dogs but it's still up-market

    Posted Jan 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the idea of bringing the high-end, Japanese doggy line to the city. She had previously been a merchandiser for a large European fashion chain, but long hours and too much stress prompted her ... what Hongkongers are like, once they see it in a magazine, they want it.' The doggy jacket retails for $900, while the human version sells for $1,900. Not cheap for a bit of fun but Ms ...

  7. Big names take HK rents to new high

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Retail rents in Hong Kong jumped 46 per cent quarter on quarter, making it the second-most expensive location in the world as major brands vied for limited shopping space, according to the latest survey by CB Richard Ellis. The cost of Hong Kong retail space at US$1,697 per square foot per year soared past Sydney, the previous No 2. However, Hong Kong ...

  8. Fashion week has gone out of style

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com On the opening day of Hong Kong Fashion Week yesterday- which is usually the busiest day of the fair- exhibitors sat at their empty booths, slowly eating ... or fashion-trade conventions in Beijing and Shanghai,' Zhang said. The relatively low turnout at the 19th annual Hong Kong Fashion Week for spring and summer fashions reflected Hong Kong's ...

  9. 'Talks are essential' on retail art space

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kwong kevin.kwong@scmp.com The chief executive-elect should consult developers on his proposal that they must set aside space in new retail complexes for arts and cultural facilities, the chief of one of the four main property empires says. Adrian Cheng Chi-kong, executive director and joint general manager of New World Development, said yesterday the government would ...

  10. Retail rents in 16 markets shows sluggish growth

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Retail rents in 16 major cities in the Asia-Pacific region grew sluggishly in the first quarter as a weakening global economy dampened consumer confidence. ... But this was slightly better than the 0.1 per cent growth in the fourth quarter of last year. CBRE believes the slow growth was caused by the caution exercised by domestic retailers as they pulled back from ...




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