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  • Coronavirus

    Coronavirus could delay autumn 20 deliveries, fears industry Subscription

    News4 March 2020

    Fashion retailers are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus on stock for autumn 20 and the longer-term effects that could be felt for the next “six to 12 months”. 

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    Coronavirus: the fallout in fashionSubscription

    Features28 February 2020

    Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the global economy. Drapers looks at the impact on fashion supply chains, how retailers are responding and how the shut-down in China could lead to long-term changes to sourcing habits.

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    Burberry warns on coronavirus Subscription

    News7 February 2020

    British luxury brand Burberry has warned that the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a “material negative effect” on luxury demand in the Chinese market.

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    Nike closes half its Chinese stores over coronavirusSubscription

    News5 February 2020

    Nike has announced the temporary closure of half of its stores in China as the coronavirus outbreak continues to develop.

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    Burberry takes runway to Shanghai in new China pushSubscription

    News17 January 2020

    British luxury brand Burberry has announced it is to show its autumn 20 collections in Shanghai this April – the latest in a series of measures to boost growth and engagement in the Chinese market.

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    Harrods to open first store outside UKSubscription

    News24 December 2019

    Luxury London-based department store Harrods is reportedly set to open a new store in China next year, its first store outside the UK. 

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    Alibaba sales hit £30bn this Singles' DaySubscription

    News12 November 2019

    Chinese retailer Alibaba Group generated RMB268.4bn (£29.8bn) in sales during yesterday’s Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza.

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    Alibaba hires executives to expand UK portfolio Subscription

    News11 November 2019

    Chinese retail giant Alibaba has reportedly hired a small team of executives at its London offices to build a UK portfolio. 

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    Net-a-Porter launches on Tmall Luxury Pavilion Subscription

    News30 September 2019

    Net-a-Porter is to launch a flagship store on Tmall Luxury Pavilion, the premium platform owned by Chinese etailer Alibaba Group.

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    China's challenges tarnish Golden Week Subscription

    Features30 September 2019

    Political unrest and economic instability overshadow the typically big-spending week-long national holiday in China this year.

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    Retailer Insight: How China became a key market for RadleySubscription

    Comment17 September 2019

    When Radley was bought by private equity firm Bregal Freshstream in 2016, the business was well-established in the UK, but under-represented internationally, writes CEO Justin Stead.

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    News14 August 2019

    Operating profit at Chinese etailer increased 324% year on year in the second quarter, up from a loss of $147.4m (£122m) in 2018 to a profit of $330.2m (£273.4m).

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    Self-Portrait to expand in ChinaSubscription

    News8 August 2019

    Contemporary womenswear brand Self-Portrait has signed a joint venture with luxury Chinese brand Shenzhen Ellassay Fashion to expand its Chinese business.

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    Inside’s robot-powered revolutionSubscription

    Features18 July 2019

    Drapers visits Chinese ecommerce giant’s headquarters to find out how developments in its fulfilment capabilities could benefit UK brands.

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    Brands urge Trump to remove footwear from tariffs list Subscription

    News21 May 2019

    Leading American footwear companies have written to US president Donald Trump, urging him to “immediately remove” footwear from the proposed tariffs list of Chinese imports.

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    Brexit fails to dampen tax-free tourist spend in UKSubscription

    News4 February 2019

    Tax-free sales to overseas tourists in the UK will increase by 4% year on year over the next 90 days, the latest research shows. 

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    Canada's golden goose Subscription

    Features11 December 2018

    With the launch of footwear on the cards and a Beijing flagship about to open, luxury outerwear brand Canada Goose is primed for growth.

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    Can D&G recover from its China crisis? Subscription

    News3 December 2018

    Dolce & Gabbana’s most recent scandal, caused by a culturally insensitive advertising campaign, has harmed its business in China. Drapers investigates whether the damage can be reversed and what lessons can be learned.

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    Singles' Day smashes sales recordsSubscription

    News12 November 2018

    Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba shattered its sales records during the Singles’ Day shopping event, with $1bn (£780m) worth of goods sold in under two minutes.

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    China’s rising digital stars Subscription

    Features25 October 2018

    Alibaba and remain prominent, but  several other platforms are making big inroads into the world’s biggest ecommerce market. Drapers investigates China’s emerging online leaders.

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    Alibaba to take Singles Day international Subscription

    News24 October 2018

    Alibaba’s annual discount event Singles Day is set to move beyond China this year, connecting online and offline shopping. 

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    Why New Look failed to break ChinaSubscription

    News23 October 2018

    New Look’s decision to withdraw from China is indicative of the struggles many UK brands face when trying to crack the lucrative but notoriously difficult market, industry experts have observed.

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    Gieves & Hawkes launches on JD.comSubscription

    News19 October 2018

    Menswear brand Gieves & Hawkes has launched on

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    New Look to withdraw from ChinaSubscription

    News18 October 2018

    Young fashion retailer New Look is to shut down its Chinese operations, including all 120 stores it operates across the country.

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    Markets that are easier to crack than ChinaSubscription

    News11 October 2018

    Cracking China remains challenging but India, Mexico and Saudi Arabia are all exciting emerging markets for British brands, experts said at Drapers Fashion Forum.

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    Features24 September 2018

    Last week Chinese ecommerce giant announced it has renewed its sponsorship of the British Fashion Council (BFC)/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund.

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    News19 September 2018

    Chinese ecommerce giant has renewed its sponsorship of the British Fashion Council (BFC)/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund.

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    Seafolly branches into ChinaSubscription

    News16 August 2018

    Australian swimwear brand Seafolly is launching online in China later this summer through Tmall.

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    Farfetch acquires Chinese tech firm Subscription

    News20 July 2018

    Farfetch has acquired digital and technology business CuriosityChina in a bid to give luxury brands a deeper reach into the Chinese market.

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    Alibaba Group invests in OrdreSubscription

    News21 May 2018

    Alibaba Group has invested an undisclosed sum in luxury wholesale website Ordre.

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    Global Blue rolls out ‘real-time refunds'Subscription

    News10 May 2018

    Global Blue has unveiled plans to roll out real-time refunds to Alipay and WeChat accounts worldwide, following successful trials.

  • Florent Courau JD reveals how to engage Chinese consumersSubscription

    News26 April 2018’s general manager in France Florent Courau offered his tips on how western brands can stand out to Chinese shoppers at Drapers Digital Festival this morning.

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    Sanpower to debut Chinese brands at House of FraserSubscription

    News11 April 2018

    House of Fraser owner Sanpower Group has unveiled a new supply chain initiative, designed to bring premium Chinese brands to the UK and Europe through the department store chain.

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    House of Fraser suitor issues profit warningSubscription

    News19 March 2018

    A Chinese company thought to be linked to the bidder for a stake in House of Fraser (HoF) has issued a substantial profit warning.

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    Etailer insight: Why your Chinese expansion can’t waitSubscription

    Comment2 March 2018

    Florent Courau, managing director of’s newly opened Paris office, explains why brands that want to enter the Chinese market need to up their game – and fast.

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    LFW promotes diversity and strengthens ties with ChinaSubscription

    News16 February 2018

    London Fashion Week kicked off this morning with a focus on international co-operation, promoting emerging talent and celebrating diversity.

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    Alibaba revenues leap after ‘record’ Singles DaySubscription

    News2 February 2018

    Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group’s revenues soared by 56% in its final quarter last year following a “record-breaking” Singles Day performance.

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    Chinese platform Secoo names new Europe MDSubscription

    News31 January 2018

    Chinese luxury online platform Secoo has promoted Giulia Costantini to the position of managing director of Europe.

  • Chalayan

    Chalayan sells 20% stake Subscription

    News22 January 2018

    Designer Hussein Chalayan has sold a 20% stake of his brand to investment platform Centricus.

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    Saint Laurent joins JD.comSubscription

    News8 January 2018

    Saint Laurent is to join Chinese ecommerce giant’s luxury online platform, Toplife.

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    Prada launches new online storeSubscription

    News22 December 2017

    The Prada Group has launched a new ecommerce platform in China, and a global rollout is scheduled to follow by the end of January 2018.

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    West End to boom thanks to weaker poundSubscription

    News15 November 2017

    Sales in London’s West End are predicted to rise by 1.5% to £2.61bn during the six-week Christmas period, as international shoppers take advantage of the weaker pound.

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    More than half of Chinese online shoppers buy BritishSubscription

    News8 November 2017

    More than half (55%) of online shoppers in China bought items from British brands over a three month period, a new survey has found. 

  • Alibaba

    Revenues soar at Alibaba ahead of Singles' DaySubscription

    News3 November 2017

    Revenues and profits at Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba soared in the three months to 30 September 2017, up 61% and 58% respectively, as the retailer gears up for a further boost from Singles’ Day on 11 November.

  • DFF

    ‘Open-minded’ partners are key to global market expansionSubscription

    News12 October 2017

    Receptive partners are essential in tackling new global markets Antonis Kyprianou, group franchise manager at Grupo Cortefiel, told delegates at Drapers’ Fashion Forum today.

  • Jd women's shoes launches luxury site ToplifeSubscription

    News10 October 2017

    Etailer has launched a luxury ecommerce platform targeting affluent Chinese consumers.

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    Breaking China: advice from Hong Kong's luxury ambassadorSubscription

    The Drapers Interview5 October 2017

    The president of Lane Crawford and Joyce, Andrew Keith, is digitalising the 167-year-old Hong Kong luxury department store chain for China’s millennial shoppers.

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    Golden Week to attract six million Chinese shoppersSubscription

    News29 September 2017

    Approximately six million Chinese tourists are expected to visit shops worldwide during Golden Week 2017, after spending $99.6bn (£74.4bn) during the public holiday last year.

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    Expansion in China is a click awaySubscription

    Features22 September 2017

    To gain a foothold in the lucrative but challenging Chinese market, western brands should look online

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    Has Apple unleashed a multichannel QR code comeback?Subscription

    Features21 September 2017

    Apple’s latest mobile operating system, released this week, includes a native QR code reader, so the black and white squares could soon be key to multichannel shopping experiences.

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