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  • Aug 24, 2014
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Luxury Brands

Men, myself, I

Richard Nicoll's move into menswear starts with dressing himself, writes Francesca Fearon.

Friday, 14 September, 2012, 12:29am

On the loose

Freer silhouettes, separates and Asian influences rule the spring-summer catwalks at Milan Fashion Week, writes Francesca Fearon.

15 Oct 2012 - 3:04pm

Hermès vs LVMH

Blood lines and a deep independent streak fuel a family's fight for control of a storied French fashion house, writes Jing Zhang.

19 Nov 2012 - 1:32am

From couture to coffee, retailers are tailoring shops to big spenders

Stroll around Tsim Sha Tsui, especially Canton Road, and you will see hordes of designer devotees. The shopping district is a good spot to look at the state of Hong Kong's luxury retail business. In fact, the sector has rebounded strongly since the financial crisis, and across Asia, upscale brand sales are booming, with Chinese shoppers at the front of the queue.

2 Apr 2014 - 2:56am

Luxury brands and high rents threaten old Hong Kong's character

I live on Hollywood Road, which has been known as "antique street" for many years, thanks to all the antique and artwork shops scattered around the area. However, I am not sure if the street will keep its unique character in the years to come.

9 Sep 2013 - 6:56am 3 comments

Are labels ready for changing expectations of luxury shoppers?

This time next week I'll be in Italy, and a rather fashion-obsessed friend of mine from Hong Kong has booked me for a day of shopping in Rome. Reluctantly, I've agreed.

27 Sep 2013 - 4:18pm

Asia invests in European fashion brands

An appreciation of heritage, an eye for a bargain, or perhaps a bit of both - whatever the mix of factors, Asian investors have been acquiring prestigious, if sluggish, European brands for more than a decade, often bringing fresh verve to the businesses.

14 May 2013 - 11:14am

Luxury brands blame slowdown on China's gifting crackdown

The normally upbeat world of luxury goods, buoyed by Chinese demand, has been a little more sober and serious in recent months as slowing earnings at fashion houses and watch ateliers make as many headlines as their latest collections.

13 May 2013 - 10:33am 1 comment

Max Busser: watchmaker extraordinaire

Spend a few hours with Max Busser and it quickly becomes apparent why the founder of rebellious watch brand MB&F is among the most respected people in the industry.

3 May 2013 - 5:17am

Global brands pause as store sales growth slows on China

Global brands have scaled back their expansion plans on the mainland due to slowing growth in retail sales.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:47am