Protesters unfurl a banner inside the Times Square shopping mall, where the Louis Vuitton store (left, in the background) is expected to close because of the impact of protests on tourism and luxury retail sales. The mall has often been targeted by protesters and stores have been forced to close early. Photo: Robert Ng

Louis Vuitton plans to close Hong Kong luxury store hit by protests; shopping mall apparently refused a rent cut

  • Leading global brand’s pull-out from Times Square mall in Causeway Bay shopping district would be first luxury store closure in reaction to Hong Kong protests
  • Violent protests have caused sharp drop in visitors from China, main customers of luxury stores; Louis Vuitton parent LVMH has moved some sales staff to China
Topic |   Fashion
Protesters unfurl a banner inside the Times Square shopping mall, where the Louis Vuitton store (left, in the background) is expected to close because of the impact of protests on tourism and luxury retail sales. The mall has often been targeted by protesters and stores have been forced to close early. Photo: Robert Ng
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