The China Edit | Asian Catwalk Queens, Furla Accelerates Store Openings, Cute Gives Way to Cool, Animal Testing Complicates L’Oréal Expansion

Liu Wen | Stockholm Street Style

The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.

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The China Edit | Shanghai Tang, L’Oréal Expands, Uniqlo Performs, Triple-Major, Made-in-Asia Luxury

Inside the Shanghai Tang Mansion on Duddell Street | Source: Shanghai Tang

Today, we bring you the first instalment of The China Edit, a weekly curation of the most important must-read fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.

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Market Pulse | Reassurance

Savigny Luxury Index November 2012 | Source: Savigny Partners

LONDON, United Kingdom — The Savigny Luxury Index (‘SLI’) increased by almost 3 percent in November, while the MSCI World Index (‘MSCI’) slipped nearly 1 percent for the month.  From mid-November, global markets and the SLI enjoyed a strong rally on better economic news from China and hopes that the US might avoid the feared fiscal cliff. Big news A flurry of positive economic newsflow has lifted investors’

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Nestlé beauty takeover, Paris Men’s Fashion Week, Proenza Schouler stays course, Couture’s viablity

Nstle products, photo courtesy of BusinessWeek

In pursuit of beauty (The Economist) Nestlé, the Swiss food giant, may take over L’Oreal. From capitalism to communism (IHT) “From rampant capitalism to sober communism in a single year – that is the trajectory of menswear for the 2009/10 Paris season.” Proenza Schouler Stays The Course (WSJ) “While fashion labels have been trying to figure out what needs to be changed in order to survive this

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