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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