Casual flex R.E.D. Valentino has opened its first outlet in Asia, selling casual wear for women and men at Sogo, in Tsim Sha Tsui. R.E.D. Valentino, B1, Sogo, 12 Salisbury Road, TST. Inquiries: 3556 1007. French designs French brand IKKS is opening its biggest store in Asia at the end of this month. The shop will offer casual wear for women and men (below). Tops will be $800-$1,200. IKKS, shop 3095 A&B, Podium Level 3, IFC mall, Central. Inquiries: 2370 0126. Closed connection After a dramatic fall in sales during the first half of this year, clothing label French Connection is ditching the FCUK slogan it introduced in 1997. Analysts said that the company suffered because it has been unable to react to changing fashions. Chic installation French artists Petra Mrzyk and Jean-Francois Moriceau have produced a special installation for luxury brand Hermes. The work, My Heart Wavers, includes two scarves, Onde de Chic and Les Sources de la Vie (both $2,300 at all the brand's boutiques), and is featured in the window of the Hermes store at the Hong Kong International Airport until October 31. Hermes, Unit 6E 164, Passenger Terminal Building. Inquiries: 2261 0861. Ross opens French luxury brand Andre Ross has opened its first boutique in Hong Kong. The brand sells bespoke leather goods and recently introduced a ready-to-wear collection. Andre Ross, shop 2096, IFC mall, Central. Inquiries: 2234 7033. Tubular sales X Game is having a warehouse sale of surfer clothes and casual wear from Burton, Billabong, Volcom, Gravis, O'Neill, Rusty, Reef, Hurley, Rip Curl, Surfer Girl. VIP cardholders only can bring along four guests today. The sale is open to the public from tomorrow until Sunday. All items will be discounted by up to 80 per cent. Harbour City Bazaar, 3/F, World Commerce Centre, 11 Canton Road, TST. 11am-8.30pm. Inquiries: 2366 7103/2921 1192.