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Fashion Retailer

The great race for China's online fashion market

While the US has the largest and most established e-commerce market in the world, it's no secret that Asia and, specifically, China, is catching up fast.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 10:23am

Retailers sign up to accord on Bangladesh factory standards

Labour umbrella groups Industrial Global Union and UNI Global Union yesterday praised top retailers for joining their drive to make Bangladesh's garment factories safer, after 1,127 people died in a factory collapse last month.

17 May 2013 - 2:10am

Wal-Mart takes own path on factory safety

Wal-Mart Stores, the American chain that is the world's largest retailer, said it would not accept "at this time" an agreement to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh that is supported by labour monitoring groups and signed by several other retailers this week.

16 May 2013 - 2:45am 1 comment

Esprit shares fall sharply in Hong Kong after broker downgrades

The shares fell as much as 7.3 per cent in the morning before closing at HK$10.38, down 4.8 per cent on a day when the Hang Seng Index rose 0.86 per cent.

9 May 2013 - 4:39am

More fast-fashion chains move into Shenzhen shopping centres

The flow of shoppers from Shenzhen to Hong Kong is slowing as more international fast-fashion chains open for business in the border city.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:31am

Boutique owner Gary Wong is tailor-made for tough fashion market

Hong Kong fashion buyer Gary Wong opened his first boutique, Shine, in Beijing eight years ago, selling high-end foreign designer brands like Y's, Undercover, Comme des Garcons and Neil Barrett. The 35-year-old has since expanded to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenyang and Guangzhou as mainland consumers' thirst for fashion grows. 

31 Mar 2013 - 7:12am

Marc Jacobs aims to make China its biggest foreign market

The American luxury fashion label Marc Jacobs plans to triple its marketing budget on the mainland and add more stores, in order to make China its biggest foreign market.

14 Mar 2013 - 4:35pm

Low value lifts Coach takeover odds

Shares of Coach have lost 17 per cent since faster-growing rival Michael Kors went public in 2011 and began an almost threefold rally. Even though Coach has the widest profit margins among peers, the US$14 billion company is trading for only 13.6 times earnings, lower than 96 per cent of similar-sized rivals.

7 Mar 2013 - 6:12am

Esprit's bottom line sags despite restructuring

Jose Manuel Martinez Gutierrez, the new chief executive of Esprit, said he was fine-tuning a HK$18 billion restructuring plan introduced two years ago.

28 Feb 2013 - 4:48am

Mainland Chinese tourists help push up sales at Prada

In a filing to the Hong Kong exchange on Tuesday, the luxury leather goods maker reported a 23 per cent increase in sales last year at constant exchange rates. Sales in Europe excluding Italy were up 33 per cent at constant exchange rates, while sales in the Asia-Pacific rose 23 per cent. Growth in Italy was 19 per cent, in North America 15 per cent and in Japan 8 per cent.

20 Feb 2013 - 3:35am

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