China’s e-commerce giant JD. com has expanded to Thailand by partnering up with local retailer Central Group. The duo launched e-commerce platform JD Central on September 28, after three months of test operations, a period in which sales have “exceeded expectations” -- according to a company statement. […]

Gold, silk and hundreds of diamonds: a Dubai-based shoemaker has debuted what it says is the world's most expensive pair of shoes -- with a whopping 17 million USD price tag. At a time when some major fashion houses around the world are struggling to sell their high-end clothes, Jada Dubai, a design […]

German footwear brand Birkenstock announced the opening of its first US-owned business yesterday. Located at 120 Spring Street in the historic Soho district of Lower Manhattan, the new store offers US customers the full range of women’s, men’s and kids’ merchandise, including shoes, boots, stockings, […]

Moncler has announced the launch of an exclusive pop-up store at Tmall, Alibaba’s luxury e-commerce platform in China, from September 27. The store will offer early access to six of the eight Moncler Genius collections, first presented at Milan Fashion Week. This is the first time Moncler and Alibaba […]

Snap Inc., the company behind messaging app Snapchat, has announced a new tool in partnership with e-commerce giant Amazon. Beginning this week, Snapchat users are able to search for products on Amazon by pointing the Snapchat camera at a physical product or bar code. “When the item or bar code is recognized, […]

Helsinki store Stockmann, the largest department store in Finland, has launched a gender-neutral shopping floor concept called One Way. Located between the men’s and women’s departments, on floor 1.5, the new gender-neutral department will feature brands including Acne Studios, Calvin Klein, and Merrimekko, […]

As consumers become more demanding, brick and mortar stores will have to rethink their role to continue existing in the future, according to a study by Axis Communications and Ipsos, unveiled at Paris Retail Week. “Physical shops will need to increase their added value and differentiate themselves from […]

INTERVIEW Dutch footwear brand Omoda opened a flagship store in Amsterdam last week, with interiors designed by the internationally renowned Piet Boon studio. Visitors are lured in by the bright window displays, which feature tall light columns to better showcase the shoes. Once inside, they have to […]

Amazon Fashion Europe has launched a new fall/winter collection under its activewear label Aurique that consists of a wide range of workout outfits and athleisure styles, including leggings, sports bras, tops and running jackets. The company said, Aurique delivers fashion-inspired sportswear at a fair […]

London-based fashion brand Cos, part of the H&M group has announced its online debut in China next month. The company said that the brand will launch an online storefront on Alibaba’s Tmall platform, China’s largest business to consumer marketplace for both Chinese and international brands and retailers, […]

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