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  1. Lifestyle

    Watches & Wonders show moves towards being a retail event

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:37pm by Abid Rahman

    ... Abid Rahman life@scmp.com Amid a backdrop of student protests, this year's Watches & Wonders show marks transition to a more retail-oriented exhibition next time Organisers ... for deals to be thrashed out with collectors and retailers. This commercial focus was reinforced by retail buyers, who said they now had more reason to attend the fair. One Hong Kong-based buyer, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - STYLE CHECK JING ZHANG

    Kapok opens in Tokyo

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:58am by Jing Zhang

    ... Jing Zhang jing.zhang@scmp.com Twitter: @jingerzhanger Kapok takes its cool concepts to Tokyo Hong Kong design retailer Kapok, founded by Frenchman Arnault Castel, has been on a course of rapid Asian expansion lately. Its latest flagship, which opened this month in Tokyo's trendy Harajuku area, is a coup for the concept store that has made a huge name for itself in Asia ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - APPLE

    Apple launches new thinner, faster iPads amid drop in tablet sales

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 03:56am by AP

    ... of retailers, especially smaller merchants, accept contactless payments such as Apple Pay. But Apple Pay may spur transactions over mobile web browsers and apps this holiday season, since it lets consumers avoid typing in credit card information each time. The new iPad Air 2 will be able to make browser transactions, but not payments at retail stores. Apple says it will release tools next ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - INTERNET

    Snapchat blames photo leaks on third-party apps

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:38am by Reuters

    ... customers remained safe. Security professionals said they were not surprised to learn that yet another major retailer was reporting a breach, adding they believed many big merchants did not have ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    E-books/audiobooks: non-fiction

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... at the prompting of friends, became a shop girl after a stint at a mental institution for attempted suicide. I'll Drink to That is the perfect fit for readers seeking lasting retail therapy.   Daring: ...

  9. Lifestyle

    Creative agency marries designers' visions with the business world

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:37pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... that by combining our retail experience and respective design and brand management backgrounds, together with an insider's understanding of developing successful retail businesses, we would offer a rare one-stop agency." Current projects include advising on the brand, and retail repositioning of a number of leading design houses. "Heritage brands are redefining their position ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    My 48 hours in Shanghai

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:31pm by SHIRAZ RANDERIA

    ... about his adopted city and its cultural entrepreneurs, who like him, are setting up a new generation of bars, restaurants, retail spaces and art galleries. "Really I could give you enough ...




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