Hong Kong Protests Impact Golden Week Luxury Sales

Protesters occupy the road in Admiralty, Hong Kong | Source: Shutterstock

Imagine a Christmas shopping season with closed stores and customers stranded because cabs are nowhere in sight. For retailers of Fendi bags and Rolex watches in Hong Kong, pro-democracy protests wreak havoc during one of the busiest times of the year, the China National Day holidays known as Golden Week.

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Brands Invest in ‘New Generation of Materials’

(L) Yulex material, (R) Patagonia wetsuit | Source: Patagonia

From fashion and apparel giants like Kering, Nike and Uniqlo to Silicon Valley start-ups, a wide range of companies are working to develop a new generation of materials in order to enhance the style, performance and sustainability of their products.

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Uniqlo Steps up Europe Push With Stores in Berlin and Paris

Uniqlo Store Display | Source: Fast Retailing

PARIS, France — Japanese casual wear chain Uniqlo opens its first store in Germany on Friday, as it accelerates expansion in Europe in a bid by its parent company Fast Retailing Co Ltd to become the world's top fashion retailer by 2020.

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Uniqlo CMO Jörgen Andersson on Why Consumer Culture is ‘Generic’

Jörgen Andersson of Uniqlo | Source: Courtesy

Uniqlo’s newly-appointed co-global chief marketing officer Jörgen Andersson shares his insights from over 30 years of experience in fashion retail, including why personal style is not as individual as one might believe.

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Fast Retailing Gains in Hong Kong Debut, Aims For Bigger China Profile

Uniqlo | Source: Bloomberg

HONG KONG, China — Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing Co Ltd climbed 7 percent in its Hong Kong trading debut — a listing aimed at raising its profile in China where it plans to expand aggressively as part of its bid to become the world's top clothing firm.

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