Li Yuandong, 23, remembers buying 10 Burberry scarfs, two Burberry handbags, two Louis Vuitton handbags and some luxury perfumes in one day in Paris without blinking an eye.Tuesday, 22 January, 2013, 4:43pm 4 comments
Luxury brands are increasingly reclaiming distribution rights from their mainland agents to assert tighter control of sales channels and better meet the growing sophistication of shoppers in the world's biggest luxury market.
The latest example is British fashion house Jimmy Choo, which has acquired its China business from partner Kutu.7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am
Clad in a black and orange Prada winter coat with a diamond-shaped pattern she bought on a trip to Milan, Jennifer Ren embodies China's nouveau riche.
For the 27-year-old exhibition planner, accessories such as Dior handbags, Chanel perfume and necklaces by French jewellery house Van Cleef & Arpels are daily fashion essentials.22 Dec 2012 - 3:37am
Los Angeles is known for its shopping, from the pristine thoroughfares of Rodeo Drive, to the crowded corridors of the Beverly Center mall and the artsy boutiques of Melrose Avenue. But serious shoppers head to two outlet malls, where the deals are plentiful and the variety vast. And because I went in the middle of the week, parking wasn't an issue.3 Dec 2012 - 2:41pm
This year has been a big one for anniversaries. The Queen of England, James Bond, the handover, 25 years since Robocop; it's all happening.10 Nov 2012 - 11:30pm
Financiere Richemont, the world's second-biggest luxury-goods company, says Johann Rupert will resign from his post as chief executive next year.
Bernard Fornas and Richard Lepeu will become joint chief executives in April after Rupert steps down, Richemont said.10 Nov 2012 - 5:04am
Balenciaga poised to name successor
Balenciaga is in advanced negotiations to name a replacement for its star designer, Nicolas Ghesquiere, the house's chief executive said on Tuesday.11 Nov 2012 - 11:20am
Shoe designer Jimmy Choo talks to Nicole Chabot about making strides in education and tourism.1 Nov 2012 - 11:52pm
Luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen celebrated the grand opening of its new boutique in Pacific Place mall on Thursday night with a party attended by a string of celebrity dandies.29 Oct 2012 - 7:06am
Luxury brand Balmain has always been controversial among editors. The brand rose to fame in the late 2000s with its in-your-face embellished jackets, extortionately priced ripped jeans and must-see fashion shows styled by the cool French Vogue editor Emmanuel Alt.26 Oct 2012 - 2:55pm
As the Asian blogger presence grows more prominent with each passing season, we ask a few regular faces about their experiences at Europe's recent spring-summer 2013 shows.19 Oct 2012 - 6:03pm
Established in 1976, French children's brand Jacadi opened its first international store in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1983. Two years later, it broke into the American market with its Los Angeles shop. In 1993, Jacadi entered the Asian market with its shop in Taiwan.19 Oct 2012 - 6:24pm
The rising importance of China in luxury and fashion has taken a new twist. While a recent Bain & Co report found that China is the fastest-growing luxury market in the world, and the Boston Consulting Group showed that China is jockeying to become the largest luxury and fashion market by 2015, recent economic forecasts underscore a slowing Chinese economy.22 Jan 2013 - 2:49pm
The Gallic fashion revolution continues in Asia, with chic brand Sandro opening its first free-standing boutique in the region at IFC Mall earlier this week.15 Oct 2012 - 6:12pm
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