The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

Louis Vuitton Voyages Exhibition Ends in Beijing

Back in May I reported on the opening of the Louis Vuitton Voyages exhibition at the National Museum of China. Sometimes I feel like the Maosuit should be called the Louis Vuitton blog as so much of my content touches on the LV brand. In previous posts I have mentioned LV’s prominent store facades in Shanghai, the LV brand equity in China and also the amount of fake products available. While some of LV’s product designs do impresses, me its more the business and brand... Read More

Retailing Fake Fashion and Luxury in China

Counterfeit LV Product Catalog With Counterfeit LV Bags Recently I was asked: “what is the busiest mall in Beijing?”. While there is solid data that reveals which malls have the highest sales, calculating foot traffic into malls is very difficult. Therefore the answer was left to my own intuition and experience. One of the malls I came up with as possibly the busiest in Beijing was the Silk Market. Although more of a market than a mall, but for all intensive purposes... Read More

Maosuit on Business of Fashion

Sparkle Roll Luxury World in Beijing Last Week Maosuit contributed an article titled: How Can Emerging Fashion Brands Get a Leg Up in Chinese Retail to the Business of Fashion Website. For years the Business of Fashion has been the leading online resource for news and current events in the world of fashion.  The Business of Fashion regularly has articles on China and I recommend subscribing to their RSS feed.    Read More

US Fashion Trade Shows and China

Entrance to the WWD Magic Trade Show in Las Vegas Last week Maosuit was fortunate enough to attend the Magic/Project (fashion) trade shows in Las Vegas. What is collectively known as Magic is actually no less than eight fashion trade shows spread across different product categories including shoes, street wear, high-end denim and other designer labels etc., making it the largest fashion trade fair in the USA. Magic is held across multiple venues and centered around the Mandalay... Read More

What China Should Learn From Hong Kong’s Luxury Malls

Chairman Mao Poses In Front of Central Hong Kong's Iconic Buildings The Maosuit was in Hong Kong (HK) this week and, as always, took time to visit the major luxury malls and retail districts. HK has been an international shopping destination for decades and for the last few years has even won the accolade of being The World’s Top Destination for Luxury brands. There are currently upwards of 50 new luxury malls currently being built across China to tap into rapidly growing... Read More

Luxury Billboard Restrictions in China

Luxury Brand Ads Dominate in Central Shanghai Driving around Eastern Beijing these days, one can’t help but notice the never ending series of billboards encouraging everyone to  ‘develop and enjoy together’, be ‘magnificent with me’ and celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. This is a recent campaign by the Chaoyang District Government aimed at ensuring all citizens are ‘on the same page’ when it comes to behavior and the development of a... Read More

Luxury Brands, Football and China

AC Milan Fans Pose With Autographs in Dolce & Gabbana's Flagship Store Beijing Last Saturday night in Beijing’s Birds Nest Olympic Stadium, AC Milan Football Club defeated FC Internazionale Milano (Inter) 2-1 to win the Italian Super Cup. The Italian Super Cup is an Italian soccer league preseason football match closely followed by Italian fans and often played in other countries. This was second time the Super Cup tournament was held in China (the first being in... 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