HONG KONG, China — Armed with empty suitcases and same-day return tickets, an army of mainland Chinese is descending on suburban outlet shopping malls and international fashion chains in Hong Kong, turning cheap into the new chic as luxury falls out of favour.
BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.
Earlier this week, BoF spoke to senior executives at the launch of Uniqlo’s new Lifewear concept to understand the guiding principles and goals of an apparel company more rooted in technology than fashion.
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.
TOKYO, Japan — Fast Retailing Co., Asia’s largest clothing retailer, raised its forecast for annual profit as the seller of Uniqlo apparel expanded overseas and benefited from the yen weakening to a three-year low.