Category Archives: fashion

2016: when China´s consumers went crazy for sports – Jeffrey Towson

Peking University business professor Jeffrey Towson notes at his LinkedIn page that many consumers at the Beijing subway have started to wear sports wear. Adidas is one of the winners in a convincing trend towards a healthier lifestyle, he argues. Although he expects this catches on among women more than smoking men.

The consolidation of China´s fashion labels – Ben Cavender

The world looked with surprise when Nanjing dress-maker V-Grass Fashion bought South-Korean Teenie Weenie for double its own market value. But moving ahead in such a drastic way, seems to be the only way forward for China´s fragmented apparel market, tells retail analyst Ben Cavender to Bloomberg.

Chinese fashion brands go deep to purchase foreign names – Ben Cavender

Grass Fashion Co. in a 1 trillion won deal (US$900 million). That is more than V-Grass is worth, warns branding expert Ben Cavender in Bloomberg, and might be very hard to recover in sales.

How a global P&G skincare campaign misfired in China – Ben Cavender

Procter&Gamble launched a global campaign for SK-II skincare also in China, inadvertently getting mixed up in the “left-over women” issue. Unmarried Chinese women in their late-twenties are under heavy pressure to find a husband. Retail analyst Ben Cavender explains the background at CNN Money.

Expensive cars and their drivers: what are their characteristics? – Rupert Hoogewerf

Rich Chinese think their cars represent the way they stand in society. But Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the Hurun Rich List, found out there might be a huge difference between the car owners and the rest of the Chinese, he tells the Shanghai Daily.

Quality key for China´s young consumers – Ben Cavender

Going cheap is no longer the prevailing trend among China´s consumers, as especially the younger ones, who have traveled a lot, look for good quality, says retail analyst Ben Cavender in the International Business Times.

Winners and losers at China´s consumer markets – Tom Doctoroff

While consumer based industries in China are still winning, the does not count for all. Some of the winners of the past lose out, while others keep their strength, observes advertising guru Tom Doctoroff in Dow Jones. “It’s about accessible aspiration.”

Against the trend: La Perla opens store in Hong Kong – Wei Gu

Retail in Hong Kong faces a crisis now mainland shoppers vote with their feet. But Italian luxury lingerie brand La Perla opens a new flagship store in the embattled city. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu tells in the Wall Street Journal what is happening.

Strategies to survive the anti-corruption drive – Rupert Hoogewerf

The anti-corruption campaign by President Xi Jinping has hit entertainment and the gift industry hard over the past years, tells Hurun Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the Financial Review and details the fallout. “We have seen the emergence of the so-called affordable luxury brands like Coach or Michael Kors.

Disney link gives Uniqlo an extra advantage – Ben Cavender

Japan´s fashion brand Uniqlo is already leading in the China market over its Western competitors, and its link with Disney might give it an extra advantage, says retail analyst Ben Cavender in MarketWatch.