The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

China Luxury Store Openings Continue Despite the ‘Slowdown’

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

LVMH Opens L’Avenue Mall in Shanghai

LVMH's L'Avenue Mall in West Shanghai In addition to the new stores and upcoming malls detailed in Mao Suit’s last post on Shanghais best facades, another very significant mall has just opened up in Shanghai. As detailed during its construction phase, L’Avenue stands out amongst other luxury malls in China and is a joint venture between LVMH’s real estate arm L Real... Read More


  One Side of Shenzhen's Mix C Luxury Mall with Dolce & Gabbana's Flagship Last weekend KPMG (who do great luxury reports) invited me to Shenzhen to speak on China market entry at the Shenzhen International Clothing and Accessories Fair. I have a strong case of OCD for checking out malls in every city I go, so I stole some time to check out Shenzhen’s Mix City... Read More

Flagship Paradise: Hong Kong’s Canton Road

Images from Canton Road in Hong Kong There is a rare breed of streets and avenues around the world that can boast line-ups of the biggest and best flagships the luxury brand fraternity has to offer. Tokyo has Ginza and Omotesando. Paris has Champs Elysees.  New York has Madison and 5th Avenues while Los Angeles represents with Rodeo Drive. Then there Canton Road in Hong Kong. Canton... Read More

China Fashion Association Interview (Part 2)

Chinese Brands are Fighting for Recognition and Media Attention Following Part I of my interview with Su Baoyan – President of the China Fashion Association (CFA) that focused on China Fashion Week, in this Part II of the interview, I talk with her about the CFA’s efforts to help develop the fashion industry in China. Why are Chinese so interested in fashion now? Its not just... Read More

Hong Kong Ranked World’s Best City for Luxury Shopping

Chanel and Dior Flagship Stores on Canton Road in Hong Kong Global real estate advisory firm CBRE recently published their 2011 edition of  How Global is the Business of Retail report, and for the second year running Hong Kong has topped the list of retail destinations for luxury brands, attracting 84% of luxury companies surveyed. In the overall rankings Hong Kong placed 6th,... Read More

LVMH Create Luxury Shopping Paradise in Shanghai

"Fashion Lookin West" Billboard at L'Avenue Shanghai The Maosuit recently reported on the land grab underway by fashion and luxury brands in shopping malls throughout China.  Yet its not just individual brands competing for hot property in China. The luxury conglomerates led by LVMH are also getting into the real estate development game. In an unremarkable area 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