UK high street retailer Jigsaw is to close 12 of its Australian stores by the end of March. The fashion giant is to shutter operations in Queensland, reducing its portfolio to just five stores in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, and South Australia, which will be directly managed from London. “From now […]

Hong Kong's inflated retail rents and high mark-ups on designer goods haven't dented its image as a global shopping mecca. According to the latest CBRE report, Hong Kong remains firmly at number 6 as a preferred retail destination. 24 percent of international retails see Hong Kong as a key market for […]

London - Premium, high street retailer Jigsaw is currently eyeing up Switzerland as the potential base for a European expansion push. The fashion retailer, which has blossomed following a design renewal led by chief executive Peter Ruis, aims to grow its revenues from 100 million pounds to 500 million […]

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham launched her first shop outside Britain in Hong Kong Friday as she seeks to tap the Asia market despite a downturn in luxury spending. Beckham's store in Hong Kong's Landmark building lies at the heart of the upmarket Central district, a cluster of high-end brands and […]

London - German sporting goods giant Adidas is planning to open 3,000 stores in China over the next four years, as the athletic company is banking on a rise in football fans and growth in smaller cities. The expansion will see Adidas' store portfolio grow to 12,000 in China from its current 9,000 and […]

In the Hindu Kush mountains craftswomen painstakingly stitch flowing scarves, skilled artisans who were unable to sell their products beyond the remote region until mobile internet came to Pakistan and dropped the market into the palms of millions of previously marginalised people. The women of northern […]

London - Amid rumours surrounding Amazon foray into fashion last October, the US internet giant has quietly launched not one, not two but seven private fashion brands, including womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and accessories. Amazon recently filed trademark applications for its upcoming in-house […]

London - Luxottica and Valentino have announced an exclusive 10-year eyewear license agreement for the design, manufacture and worldwide distribution of Valentino eyewear. The first collection under the agreement will be on sale early next year with the company saying it’s all about “coolness and style”. […]

Australian designer Juby Jacob Mcdonald’s label Juby Mcdonald is all set to officially launch in India. The international label will bring carefully curated designs for the modern woman. A coveted luxury purchase, its craftsmanship is beyond compare. The label has high-end, fashion forward designs with […]

Los Angeles - European retailer Primark has announced new plans to open more flagships in the U.S. After having just opened its first U.S. store, the company unveiled that it will have a Northeast rollout of new brick and mortar stores for this year. The new stores will open in suburban areas, unlike […]

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