Big brands lead charge (China Daily)
"Major brands from across Europe are looking toward China's second- and third-tier cities as the country's domestic market continues to grow outside of Beijing and Shanghai. With a foothold already established in China's biggest cities, multi-national European brands as diverse as Ikea and Louis Vuitton are moving inland in search of new customers."
Warm weather helps H&M beat May sales forecasts (Reuters)
"Sales at world number two fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz's established stores rose unexpectedly in May as warmer temperatures returned and fuelled shoppers' appetite after a gloomy April."
Peter Copping (Interview)
"Though he’s been at the helm of Nina Ricci for more than three years, Peter Copping has only recently gained notice beyond Parisian fashion circles."
Ari Seth Cohen’s Portraits of Older Women (On the Runway)
"Now 30, Mr. Cohen has staked out a turf in the blogosphere that is distinctly his own, politely stalking voguish ladies of a certain age just because he can. They inspire him, he said, with their startling freedom and poise."