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  1. Business - China Business - RETAIL

    Staying in fashion is a tough sell

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com International fashion brands are looking to the expanding China market as the global economy slows- but turning a profit isn't easy Staying in fashion is a tough sell International fashion labels have turned China into their main battlefield this summer, opening one new store a week as they bid for the spending power of wealthy consumers ...

  2. The challenges of Ever faster fashion

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Fast fashion brands are known for quick responses to shifts in trends and managing product life cycles that are often measured in only weeks. On the mainland fast fashion is all of the above, plus- the 'fast' in fast fashion means to expand as quickly as possible. While international clothing giants like Zara, H&M, Uniqlo and Gap ...

  3. China a fit for fast fashion retailers

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com With an eye on the rising spending power of China's middle class, international fast-fashion retailers are rushing to open stores there, particularly ... according to media reports. The fashion label already has 200 stores in China and is reported to be targeting a 10 per cent contribution to its total global revenue from China by next year. European ...

  4. All eyes on China, but capital's Fashion Week slips under the radar

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jing Zhang jing.zhangh@scmp.com Amid the buzz surrounding designers' visits and big brand store openings in the region, last week also marked the start of China Fashion Week. ... the growing importance of a domestic designers' fashion week in Beijing. Mercedes-Benz is now the headlining sponsor, mirroring what it does for New York Fashion Week. Chinese designers' ...

  5. Fashion chain opens doors on China

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com American fashion retailer Forever 21 is set to follow clothing giants Zara and H&M by tapping into the Greater China market, with three ... best known for its fast-changing styles and cheap prices, is one of the top five fashion retailers in the United States by revenue. Last year, it posted revenue of US$2.22 billion, with most ...

  6. Common prosperity Is back in fashion

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao jiangtao.shi@scmp.com A long-forgotten socialist slogan, 'common prosperity', coined by the late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, has returned to the limelight, becoming the latest catchphrase for mainland cadres ahead of next year&# ...

  7. When it comes to fashion knock-offs, I'm for Robin Hood

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and relations who understand fashion tell me that the manufacturing standard of the fakes coming out of the mainland is very high. In fact I'm told the quality is sometimes better than ... the analogy applies. What Robin Hood's cousins in China have done is make fools of European fashion names. Those European brand-name owners would have you believe that their goods are all ...

  8. Fashion with a heart

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dialog is a people-oriented fashion brand working with small businesses and communities in Asia to produce a recycled fourfold trim which stems from the lost craft of recycling cloth into household items. The Dialog fair trade network, which makes the trim, spans charitable communities, such as community development projects and drug rehabilitation centres in Hong Kong, Vietnam, ...

  9. Who's hot and who's not? Just check out their fashion freebies

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. It's no secret that one reason stars and socialites go to so many fashion events is for the free clothes. The usual arrangement is you show up, you get a dress- and for some celebrities that includes an envelope with a fat cheque. For the Marc Jacobs spring/summer show at the Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday, ...

  10. Fashion course to put China in game

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Professionals keen to get ahead in the fashion and luxury industry in China may be interested in a new programme being offered in the mainland. The advanced management programme in fashion ... the No1 business school in Europe last year by the Financial Times. The six-module programme is for senior managers working in the fashion, luxury and design-based industries operating in China ...




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