The China Edit | Upside to Slowing Growth, Lululemon’s Challenge in China, Qeelin Expands, Faster UK Tourist Visas

A look from Chinese brand Evening | Source: Brand New China

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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Lululemon Cuts Annual Profit, Sales Estimates Amid Competition

Lululemon ad campaign | Source: Lululemon

NEW YORK, United States — Lululemon Athletica Inc., the yogawear retailer searching for a new chief executive officer, cut its full-year profit and revenue amid as increased competition. The shares declined in early trading.

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Lululemon Courts Wall Street Jocks to Broaden Yoga Image

Lululemon ad campaign | Source: Lululemon

NEW YORK, United States — When 173 bankers, traders and analysts convene at Columbia University on July 28 for the fifth annual Wall Street Decathlon, the mostly male participants will be wearing Lululemon Athletica Inc. shirts and shorts.

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Lululemon CEO to Step Down, Shares Sink as No Successor Named

Christine Day | Source: Courtesy photo

VANCOUVER, Canada — Lululemon is on the hunt for a new CEO. The yoga clothing company that made headlines earlier this year for its see-through pants snafu said Monday that CEO Christine Day will step down as head of the company after a successor is named. Day has held the CEO spot for more than five years.

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Lululemon 4Q Earnings Top Estimates, But Yoga Pants Miscue Will Dent 2013 Results

Lululemon Ambassador Programme | Source: Lululemon

NEW YORK, United States — Yoga wear maker Lululemon Athletica is reporting fourth-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations. But the Canadian company said Thursday that its decision this week to pull its popular black yoga pants off the shelves because the fabric showed off too much of their wearers will dent their financial results for this year.

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Yogawear heats up, Prada seeks tax refund, Fast fashion graveyard, Feet first, Sarah Mower

Philip Greene | Source: Elne

Once unique, Lululemon faces rivals on all sides (MSN Money) “When Lululemon Athletica Inc opened its first U.S. shop in 2003, its form-fitting yoga pants, free classes and Pacific Northwest vibe were a revelation to its new American customers. They had never seen another retailer like it. But time has caught up with the Vancouver-based retailer. Lululemon, closely watched by investors because of its meteoric rise, now faces

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Louboutin and YSL decision, MADE in Paris, Lululemon lawsuit, New fashion order, Duckie Brown

Christian Louboutin | Source: Mad about Paris

Louboutin wins red soles trademark battle (FT) “French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has won the right to trademark protection of his distinctive red soles in a US federal appeals court in the latest chapter of a bitter legal battle with rival luxury house Yves Saint Laurent.” MADE, a New York Fashion Booster, Makes Paris Inroads (WSJ) “MADE Media Group helped launch several hot young U.S. fashion labels by

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Trends are passé, Fashion patents, China e-commerce shift, Future of street style, Plus-size men

Military Trend | Source: YellowShowLaces

In Fashion, Are Trends Passé? (New York Times) “Trends persist, of course, still scrutinized by mass merchants, manufacturers and many consumers, who use them as a compass, a means of navigating a sea of often-conflicting messages. But as an impetus to buy, trend reports rank fairly low on consumer checklists. Shoppers instead glean their fashion intelligence from a welter of sources, among them the runways, the Internet and

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