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  1. Lifestyle

    Local businesses pushed out by luxury retailers catering to the mainland

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am

    ... and accounted for 28 per cent of revenue in the retail sector. But the stampede to tap this lucrative market has roused increasing resentment among Hongkongers, as many homegrown businesses and services ... of their observations are echoed by cultural commentators and real-estate agents specialising in retail properties. Sameness in the retail landscape is most obvious in the major shopping districts of Causeway ...

  2. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    J. Crew CEO Millard Drexler explains why the retailer is expanding into Asia

    Posted May 19th 2014, 09:21am by Jing Zhang

    ... be the city's biggest fashion retail opening this year- when J. Crew's stores finally launch in Hong Kong. After successfully testing the market in a partnership with Lane Crawford that began ... locations." News came in March that talks with Japanese company Fast Retailing (which owns Japanese high street giant Uniqlo and US labels Theory and J Brand) to acquire the brand from its private ...

  3. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    'Curated retail' stores are proving popular, but many face high rents

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:57am by Abid Rahman

    ... Abid Rahman life@scmp.com As Hong Kong's shopping malls evolve into small cities, compact, design-led 'curated retail' outlets areon the rise, writes Abid Rahman Close circle of trends Hong Kong's position as one of the world's top shopping destinations is rarely questioned and, with the rapacious development of more retail space, the city's ...

  4. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Plukka's Joanne Ooi takes online jewellery retailer into the real world

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:05am by Jing Zhang

    ... pop-up space in Landmark, launched last month, is one of its first forays into physical retailing, and will remain open until August. The intricate pieces on display are more competitively priced ... line exclusively with Plukka. He previously only made one-off pieces for private clients. "This is an experiment," says Ooi about the e-tailer's first bricks-and-mortar retail ...

  5. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

    Brief Encounters: Lucia Tait

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Jing Zhang

    ... we created Moda's by-invitation, in-person styling service, Salon Moda, we really pushed the limits of online meets offline shopping in a way no other internet retailer was doing. It all ... or mall stores. Brands are becoming wise to the fact that if pieces are custom fitted, they look better on and the client will crave more. Even mass market retailers such as Uniqlo offer in-store ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - Drones

    Everyday drones will soon take to the skies for alls sorts of reasons

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by AFP

    ... in which automation will take to the sky as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, become part of daily life in the not-too-distant future. Due out in May 2015 with a planned retail price of US$899, ... retailer, caused a stir with its proposal to use small drones to deliver packages. Russian fast-food chain Ilya Farafonov isn't waiting. In June it unveiled its first pizza delivery drone, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Charley Lanyon

    ... a developer of digital tools for sports teams. Then there's AfterShip, which operates a global package tracking system for online retailers. Yet a weekday visit to Cyberport in Pok Fu Lam still ... services and tourism," he says. "We have been unable to turn Hong Kong into a platform for tech development." Science Park CEO Allen Ma acknowledges that while retail is important, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Watchmakers and luxury jewellers blur the lines

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Abid Rahman

    ... in Hong Kong and on the mainland would continue to be sluggish with the added worry of further pro-democracy protests causing uncertainty in Hong Kong and retailers buying fewer watches ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Fashion bargains await beyond the sea in Bali

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by HOLLY MCDONALD

    ... Ebony Eve and State of Georgia. Just opened retail space and cafe Souq (Jalan Basangkasa 10, Seminyak; souqstore.co) stocks clothing brands Maikhanh, Jaclin Chouchana, Laurence Pasquier and its ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong expected to lead the way as smartwatch sales predicted to soar

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... technology firm Xiaomi might also launch a smartwatch retailing at about US$150 in the fourth quarter of this year. "It could lead to an uptick in the high-tier as well as mid-tier smartwatch ...




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