On style, she rules

I know Lady Gaga gets most of her dresses from her best friend who is a designer, but what about her amazing shoes? I love her!

Going Gaga, Central

Sunday, 26 February, 2012, 12:00am

For I.T, dragon year's all about the rabbit

Local fashion brand I.T has hopped to it to reveal a new collection featuring cutesy bunny My Melody.

The range of 20-plus styles and accessories featuring the bunny character - brought to you by Sanrio, the Japanese company behind Hello Kitty - was launched on Tuesday at its flagship store in Causeway Bay.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

End the cult of cuteness with Mr Men

It's never a good idea when your company's sales rely too much on a single product. And when that product, however popular, is in its fourth decade, you are tempting fate. That's the situation in which Sanrio, the Japanese children's cartoon powerhouse, finds itself when its biggest star, Hello Kitty, accounts for 80 per cent of overseas revenue and 60 per cent domestically.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Infamous good-vibes Kitty makes a comeback to relieve your tension

Sanrio's infamous Hello Kitty shoulder massager is back. What's more, it's available in Hong Kong. Though the company says the 'tension relief' device will only be sold in Japan, enterprising types have been shipping it to the city - and it is finding its way into sex shops.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

The niche knack

Crisis creates opportunity, they say, and tiny, 'mosquito' publishers with quirky, offbeat catalogues found theirs in the wake of the Sars downturn. MGuru, set up by former marketing executive Carmen Kwong Wing-suen, is among the most successful.

25 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Customs seizes fake goods destined for New Year fairs

HK$500,000 worth of fake festive goods and toys have been seized by customs officers ahead of the Lunar New Year, in raids on 12 wholesalers in Sham Shui Po during which 13 people were arrested.

The officers said the goods were destined for stallholders at Lunar New Year fairs across the city and have warned retailers to beware of fakes when stocking up.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland Headwear net profit drops 3pc

Mainland Headwear Holdings, a maker and seller of hats, saw net profit drop 3 per cent to $77.77 million last year, mainly due to the loss of the Major League Baseball licence in the United States.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Hello Kitty fans bare claws over long wait and shortage of toys

The opening of an art exhibition of Japan's most famous cartoon character degenerated into farce at the Arts Centre yesterday as more than 1,000 outraged fans complained about unfair arrangements preventing them from getting a limited edition Hello Kitty toy.

19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Cartoon raids animate whole street

Customs officers yesterday launched a large operation against counterfeit Disney and Japanese cartoon goods, searching virtually all the shops and vendors operating at a popular toy market in Wan Chai.

They hope the raid, the first time an entire street has been searched for fake cartoon goods, will serve as a deterrent.

1 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Last Kalm's gift store to shut in new blow for retail sector

Chain that once boasted 37 HK shops closes its Telford Plaza outlet tomorrow

Kalm's will shutter the last of its once 37-strong chain of Hong Kong gift shops tomorrow, dealing the second major blow to the still-fragile retail sector in less than a week.

19 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Get a kick out of Kitty

Beckham to Owen, Owen to Beckham, Beckham to ? Hello Kitty.

Surely you didn't think the first Japan-hosted World Cup would pass without Asia's one true superstar getting on the ball?

17 Jun 2002 - 12:00am