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New MCM Store Opening Soon in Beijing's Intime Lotte Department Store

China Luxury Store Openings Continue Despite the ‘Slowdown’...

2012 was record year for luxury brands operating in China. As written about here, here and here! During 2011 and 2012 year luxury brands were making a land grab for retail space across China, primarily for mega flagship stores in the first tier cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, plus building bigger regional flagship stores [...]

P1's Street Style Photos that Utalize Big Data Analytics to Predict and Track Fashion Trends

Beijing Fashion x Tech Seminar this Saturday...

  China Fashion Week has started again with fashion shows and industry events taking place in the Beijing Hotel and D Park creative zone. This Saturday 29th afternoon brings the opportunity for the public to join in a variety of fashion related events all centralized around the D Park (North East corner of the 798 [...]

Chinese Famous Brand Logos. Source: Google

Can Chinese Consumer Brands Have Global Influence?...

How many of the above Chinese brand logos can you identify? (answers at bottom)   Yesterday I attended the Bookworm International Literary Festival book talk by Jonathan Fenby – renowned China Scholar and author of Will China Dominate the 21st Century and moderated by Sinica Podcast Founder Kaiser Kuo. The room was packed with old [...]

Screen Shot of the Glamour Sales Mobile Shopping App. Sorce: Technode

Glamour Sales CEO Interview...

As mentioned in the Mao Suit’s last post on how pollution in China is likely driving consumers towards online purchases, KPMG, in conjunction with Chinese e-commerce site Glamour Sales have just released a study into China’s Connected Consumers with extensive research on e-commerce. In late 2013 prior to releasing the report, KPMG conducted a series [...]

Young Couple in Matching Pollution Masks Shop Together in Beijing

Pollution’s Effect on Retail...

What a difference a bit of wind can make! Last week Beijing and a chunk of northeast China suffered through another bout of extreme pollution that made worldwide news headlines. Then almost after 10 days of still air that had allowed the pollution to build up, on Thursday afternoon a trickle of rain began followed by [...]

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Chinese Famous Brand Logos. Source: Google

Can Chinese Consumer Brands Have Global Influence?

How many of the above Chinese brand logos can you identify? (answers at bottom)   Yesterday I attended the Bookworm International Literary Festival book talk by Jonathan Fenby – renowned China Scholar and author of Will China Dominate the 21st Century and moderated by Sinica Podcast Founder Kaiser Kuo. The room was packed with old [...]

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The Rise of Chic Brands in China

  This article was fist published on the Novomania Website and October Newsletter Chinese are rapidly catching onto the idea of fashion, brands and shopping as a part of their lifestyle and over recent years consumers have been drawn to the big international brands operating in either the luxury or lower-end (including fast fashion and [...]

Makeshift Markets in Beijing's CBD

China’s Street Vendors and Fashion Markets

Despite many high-end retailers in China reporting a slower growth rate this year compared with 2011, there is still a clamor of brands wanting to get into China and open new stores in the hundreds of new malls opening across China. These malls are doing a great job of attracting the biggest international retailers and [...]

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Eve Fashion Group Interview Part I

As Founder and Chairman of Eve Fashion Group and also acting in other prominent roles for the China Fashion Association and China Entrepreneur Club etc. Ms. Xie Hua is an influential figure in the Chinese fashion industry. She is a regular speaker at domestic and international fashion events and never shy to speak her mind [...]

The Alibaba Group's Portals Dominate E-Commerce in China

China’s E-Commerce Emperor

Two weeks ago I wrote about the massive potential of e-commerce in China that Boston Consulting Group predicts will be worth more than 300 billion dollars by 2015. As numerous e-tailors fold under highly competitive market pressures and others battle it out with nasty price wars, through all of this, one company – The Alibaba [...]

About the Author

Timothy J Coghlan has been living and working in Asia for 15 years and has had a multifaceted experience in the luxury and fashion industry including fashion journalism, producing fashion shows in Tokyo and Hong Kong and product sourcing across China. He is now based in Beijing and works for a leading multinational company advising luxury and fashion companies on how to develop and execute their retail and business strategies across China. Timothy speaks fluent English, Chinese and Japanese