The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

Moncler Opens China Flagship Store

  Moncler's Beijing Flagship Store In a continuation of the luxury brand land grab written about earlier on the Maosuit,  Moncler is the latest high-end brand to debut a flagship store in Beijing’s Sanlitun North Village. The 600 square meter store is Moncler’s biggest to date in China and follows a series of similar openings by brands such as Lanvin, Balenciaga and DSquared. Of all the new brands opening stores in China, the Maosuit has observed the window displays... Read More

Galeries Lafayette defies luxury in China

Galaries Lafayette Paris Flagship Store on Boulevard Haussmann On my recent trip to Paris, one of the few retail destinations I insisted on seeing was Galeries Lafayette (GL). With very few visits to Europe under my belt, I really had no concept of what GL was except that they were coming to China. GL sounded very big, French and important and if they were coming to China then it was a big deal for fashion and retail. GL is somewhat of a fashion institution in France and according... Read More

Are Luxury Malls in China Successful?

Inside IFC Mall Shanghai, Considered One Of The Best Luxury Brand Malls In China This was originally posted as an Opionion Piece on the Luxury Society website With literally hundreds of new shopping malls under construction across China and with many of them aiming to become luxury brand malls, a question often asked is  “how many luxury malls in China are actually successful?” With a view to answering this question this in mind, consider the major issues these malls... Read More

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