Retailer hopes Old Navy will bridge China gap

Gap will have to fight for brand recognition in China for its Old Navy chain. Photo: AP

When Gap began an online campaign before it launched its Old Navy label in China, the iconic US clothing retailer asked its potential Chinese customers: have you heard of Old Navy?

Only a few had.

Monday, 3 March, 2014, 3:22pm

More Bangladesh factories dangerous: AP

A woman, who lost her arm in the Rana Plaza building collapse, undergoes treatment at a Bangladesh hospital. The April 24 building collapse caused 1,130 deaths. Photo: EPA

Bangladeshi garment factories are routinely built without consulting engineers. Many are located in commercial or residential buildings not designed to withstand the stress of heavy manufacturing. Some add illegal extra floors atop support columns too weak to hold them, according to a survey of scores of factories by an engineering university that was shown to The Associated Press.

14 Jun 2013 - 3:04pm

H&M trails Zara's Inditex in fast-fashion retail stakes

H&M's profit comes in below market estimates

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), Europe's second-biggest clothing retailer, reported third-quarter profit that missed estimates and delayed the start of online operations in the United States, as it falls further behind Zara owner Inditex.

28 Sep 2012 - 3:51am

Esprit up 28pc on news of Zara coup

Esprit shares jumped nearly 40 per cent in intra-day trading yesterday on news that it had hired a senior executive from rival fashion retailer Inditex - distributor of the Zara and Bershka brands - to implement its HK$18 billion transformation plan.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Zara's elegant sister opens first Asian store

Spain's economy may be burning but it is definitely not reflected in the way the Inditex group is expanding its footprint. After Massimo Dutti, Zara, Bershka and Pull & Bear, the Spanish fashion group's youngest brand, Uterque, on Thursday opened its first shop in Asia.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Chain's 'secret' sister cuts the mustard with fashionistas

Although Swedish retail giant H&M is due to move out of its mega space on Queen's Road Central and make way for Spanish fast-fashion chain Zara, its affiliated label COS (Collection Of Style), opening today, has taken the 556 square metre, two-storey shop space next door.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Fashion bloggers turn out in style for Forever 21's grand opening party

Mass-fashion labels - such as Zara, H&M and before long COS - have been securing space in some prestigious addresses in the city. Now American label Forever 21, which occupies six floors and more than 50,000 square feet of space in the Capitol Centre in Causeway Bay, is unveiling its top floors today.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

...dress for success

Hoodies Zara kids

Knee-length coat Zara kids

Down-puffa coat Ch?teau de sable

Military-style coat Zara kids

A regular scarf and its infinity counterpart Zara kids

Gingham long-sleeved shirts Ch?teau de sable (above) and Zara kids (below)

Ribbon bowed-ankle boots Zara kids

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Inspiration that wears on you

The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is holding an exhibition that first appeared at the World Expo in Shanghai last year. Fashion Visionaries showcases the works of local designers and other industry professionals. Three of the featured designers, Kenny Li, Kevin Ng and Lo Sing-chi, spoke to Young Post about their creations.

Kenny Li

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Engineering giant sets career perks

Laing O'Rourke, the rapidly expanding construction solutions provider, has recently established a permanent operational office in Hong Kong and has over a dozen different positions to fill.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

China hits out at designer brands in quality row

Several designer brands have been singled out by mainland authorities in the latest quality control test on apparel, with clothes from imported brands such as Zara and Hush Puppies declared substandard.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Some unlikely stories

Polly and Zara are two very talkative young ladies. If they get in trouble, they always think they can talk themselves out of it. Recently, both failed to hand in their homework on time. Listen to the excuses they gave their teachers. And did their teachers believe them? Well, that's another story.

1 What has Polly failed to hand in on time?

11 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Mannequins will not have to fatten up for Mango

HK women are trimmer than those in Spain, says chain store

Plumper mannequins will not be seen in the Hong Kong windows of Spanish fashion chain Mango, despite a pledge by the chain to fatten up its image at home.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Tricks of the rag trade

WORKING FOR KOOKAI, one of the world's trendiest clothing brands, is always about fashion, but it does not always equate to a life of glamour for the merchandisers behind the scenes.

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Olympic Briefs

bocog offers 'one stop service' to journalists

7 Jan 2007 - 12:00am