China’s Elusive Fashion Capital, Part 1

Beijing (L) and Shanghai (R) skylines | Source: Shutterstock

Almost every major fashion country has one city that shines brighter than the rest. But China’s vast, diverse market defies the norm. In Part 1 of a two-part investigation, we examine the fashion capitals of Shanghai and Beijing. Next month, in Part 2, we explore Hong Kong and Guangzhou.

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Swimming Against the Hong Kong Tide

Konzepp storefront in Sheung Wan | Source: Courtesy

Five years since Konzepp helped transform the sleepy Sheung Wan district into a hipster zone, owner Geoff Tsui is crossing the harbour to the buzzing quarter of Tsim Sha Tsui with his fourth niche boutique, located in Hong Kong’s K11 ‘art mall.’

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Hong Kong Counts Cost of Protests on Core Shopping Districts

A jewelry store at a road occupied by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong | Source: Reuters

Hong Kong is expected to report a drop in October retail sales on Monday, providing the first broad look at the impact of pro-democracy protests on core shopping areas after demonstrators blocked key roads and scared off mainland Chinese tourists.

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