Swedish fast fashion giant H&M is expanding its presence in Latin America. The brand unveiled its first store in Uruguay last Saturday. Located in the country's capital, Montevideo, the new shop was so highly anticipated that 1,000 customers queued in front of it, waiting for the doors to open.“We have […]

Swedish fashion chain H&M has announced that it is entering into a global partnership with Klarna, which will see one of Europe’s leading payments providers further integrating H&M’s digital and physical stores to give customers a “seamless, personalised and engaging shopping experience”, as well as […]

French label IKKS has partnered with Fung Kids Limited, an associated company of the Hong Kong group Fung Retailing Limited, and opened four brick-and-mortar stores in Shanghai and Beijing. The news comes as part of IKKS Group’s plans to expand into the Chinese market. Pierre-André Cauche, CEO of the […]

Nike has unveiled its first “House of Innovation”, located in Shanghai. The new store concept celebrates the brand’s innovations with rotating art installations, workshops, lectures and digitally-led trialing sessions. It also offers visitors exclusive products and collectibles that can’t be found anywhere […]

Consumers born between 1981 and 1997, also known as the Millennial generation, are feeling positive about their personal finances. Consequently, they are planning on spending more on luxury. That’s according to a survey with over 3,000 respondents from the US, France, Italy and China, conducted by investment […]

China’s e-commerce giant JD. com has expanded to Thailand by partnering up with local retailer Central Group. The duo launched e-commerce platform JD Central on September 28, after three months of test operations, a period in which sales have “exceeded expectations” -- according to a company statement. […]

Gold, silk and hundreds of diamonds: a Dubai-based shoemaker has debuted what it says is the world's most expensive pair of shoes -- with a whopping 17 million USD price tag. At a time when some major fashion houses around the world are struggling to sell their high-end clothes, Jada Dubai, a design […]

German footwear brand Birkenstock announced the opening of its first US-owned business yesterday. Located at 120 Spring Street in the historic Soho district of Lower Manhattan, the new store offers US customers the full range of women’s, men’s and kids’ merchandise, including shoes, boots, stockings, […]

Moncler has announced the launch of an exclusive pop-up store at Tmall, Alibaba’s luxury e-commerce platform in China, from September 27. The store will offer early access to six of the eight Moncler Genius collections, first presented at Milan Fashion Week. This is the first time Moncler and Alibaba […]

Snap Inc., the company behind messaging app Snapchat, has announced a new tool in partnership with e-commerce giant Amazon. Beginning this week, Snapchat users are able to search for products on Amazon by pointing the Snapchat camera at a physical product or bar code. “When the item or bar code is recognized, […]

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