Yoox targets China, Bostock to ASOS, Facebook ‘Want’, Bio-degradable shoes, Kors and effect

Yoox.cn screen shot | Source: Yoox.cn

Two Years After Entering Market, Yoox Launches Chinese Site (Jing Daily)
“Two years after entering the China market with the launch of emporioarmani.cn, this week Milan-based designer discount e-commerce site Yoox launched a new Chinese site, Yoox.cn.”

M&S retail veteran Bostock to join Asos (FT)
“Kate Bostock, the former head of non-food retailing at Marks and Spencer, is to join Asos, the online fashion group, as a senior executive.”

Facebook tests new feature for retailers (FT)
“Facebook is testing a new ‘Want’ button for online retailers, similar to the social network’s widely used ‘Like’, which consumers can use to add product images to an online wishlist, in a style similar to the fast-growing photo-sharing site Pinterest.”

Puma launches biodegradable shoes to aid nature, lift sales (Reuters)
“German sportswear company Puma announced a range of biodegradable shoes and clothes on Monday, seeking to lead in protecting nature as it tries to catch up with rivals Nike and Adidas in sales.”

Kors and effect (GQ)
“You might say that there’s luxury and then there’s Michael Kors. Indeed, New York-born designer Kors has built a billion-dollar fashion empire on the simple premise of creating super-luxe fashion, turning classic American sportswear into a near-fantasy lifestyle.”