In spite of the country’s slowing economy, stock market turmoil and a climate of uncertainty, China’s luxury market still presents lucrative opportunities if you know which direction to look.
Lowering import tariffs and tightening customs controls are among the Chinese government’s strategies for curbing "selling agents” who trade in luxury goods at lower prices. Will it work?
In an effort to clamp down on corruption, India has withdrawn 500 and 1,000 rupee notes. BoF examines how it could fundamentally change the way people shop.
India remains one of the most conspicuous growth opportunities for a global luxury market stuck in a rut.
The ‘Make in India’ campaign is raising the profile and prospects of India’s garment and textile industry.
As international executives and diplomats flock to the Saint Petersburg Economic Forum, is there cause for tentative optimism in Russia’s downtrodden luxury market?
In emerging markets that rely on oil to keep their economies buoyant, the drastic drop in price is making fashion leaders nervous.
With a strong manufacturing base, government funding and a globe-conquering pop culture, Seoul Fashion Week wants to become a destination for international buyers. But it won’t be easy.
Fashion is an increasingly important tool for North Korea’s ‘black market generation’ to make small but significant changes to the culture and economy of the secretive state.
Japan’s economy is dipping in and out of recession, but the country is still one of the bright spots in the global luxury goods market. BoF reports.
In her address to the British fashion industry last night, Prime Minister Theresa May never directly addressed Brexit. Here, leading figures share their thoughts on the UK's looming split from the EU.
Unemployment is down, gas is cheap and interest rates remain low. So why is American retail suffering?
Data shows Donald Trump supporters, buoyed by his win, spent more on apparel after the US election than Hillary Clinton supporters.
Despite the fashion community's near-unanimous support of Hillary Clinton, it will not be able to ignore that America's future First Lady's style now has a global platform.
France has been rocked by three tragic terrorism-related events in the past 18 months, raising questions about the long-term impact on France’s $18 billion fashion and luxury sector.
Can the French authorities counteract the growing sentiment that the City of Light is not as safe as it once was?
Stylish, dynamic and extremely popular, Afrobeats stars are brand ambassadors for many multinationals in Africa but the fashion industry has yet to grasp their value.
Ethiopian manufacturers are becoming increasingly competitive and ambitious, but can East Africa really provide an affordable sourcing alternative to Asia?
Facing a weak economy and widespread government corruption, Brazil’s luxury consumers are weary. Yet fashion brands continue to invest in the country.
New retail developments in Jeddah and Mecca are evidence of the opportunity presented by increasing numbers of pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia.
With a new fashion council, a revamped fashion week and a growing reputation as a launch pad for big brand events, Dubai is evolving into a fully-fledged fashion capital for the Middle East and North African market.
Economic reforms, improved relations with the US and even Chanel’s upcoming Cruise show are all encouraging signs, but the future of the Cuban fashion market still remains uncertain.