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Asia cited as Ted Baker swings to a loss

UK fashion house Ted Baker has slumped into the red in the first half of the year, its position not helped by a 15.2-per-cent fall in sales in Asia.

Generation Z behind surging demand for male makeup

The cosmetics industry is paying close attention to a surge in interest in male makeup – being driven by generation Z.

Shrinking Forever 21 may seek bankruptcy protection

Californian fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy protection after failing to reach a deal to refinance its heavy debt load.

Estee Lauder Asia sales soar 25 per cent

Estee Lauder Asia sales soared 25 per cent in the year to June, with China, Hong Kong and the emerging markets in Southeast Asia the main performers.

1004Laboratory launches Artois in Asia

Korean beauty solution company 1004Laboratory has launched its brand Artois into Asia.

The newest South Korean retail trend: crowdfunding

While South Korean retail companies are competing over speed in the delivery market, the crowdfunding market is rising as the new form of consumer activity in the country.

‘Economic headwinds’ end glory days of Samsonite sales

“Economic headwinds” in the latest quarter have brought an end to the stellar run of Samsonite sales growth.

Xtep buys footwear brands Palladium, K-Swiss and Supra

Hong Kong-listed sportswear giant Xtep International has bought the K-Swiss, Palladium and Supra brands from South Korea’s E-Land.

Honestbee CEO departs, opening the way for fresh funding

Honestbee CEO and cofounder Joel Sng has stepped away from the business, clearing the way for a fresh round of investment.

Mixed results for Giordano International

Hong Kong casual apparel brand Giordano International has reported a small increase in sales for last year – and a small dip in profit.

Men wearing make-up driving K-beauty boom

Men wearing make-up – once a practice unique to TV stars and celebrities – is becoming a part of popular culture in South Korea.

The hottest shopping destinations for Chinese tourists

Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore are among the hottest shopping destinations for Chinese tourists last year, according to Ctrip.

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