The Way of Fashion and Luxury in China

Louis Vuitton Opens in China’s No. 1 Mall

"Louis Vuitton" in lights at Shin Kong Place Beijing Last Friday night, Beijing’s Shin Kong Place – the top ranking mall in China in terms sales, welcomed its newest luxury resident Louis Vuitton. The cocktail reception saw more than a few celebrities including Fan Bing Bing, Carina Lau, Sun Li,  Li Zhiting,  Hu Bing and Wu Xiubo join Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke for the official opening ceremony. Other attendees included VIP... 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 Estate and Hong Kong rela estate developer Stanley Ho. They will take... Read More


Window Display in Louis Vuitton's New Shanghai Maison If there were any doubts that Shanghai was the ‘Paris of the East’ they were surely dismissed last week as Louis Vuitton (LV) took over the city.  LV banners lined the streets, massive LV billboards beamed from buildings, newspaper covers were dedicated to the brand,  and entire skyscrapers lit up with LV animations and logos. Major global popular websites including the New York Time’s... Read More


Front Row Hipsters at Chinese Designer Simon Gao's Fashion Show China’s luxury market is expected to grow at 18% annually to become the biggest in the world by 2015 reports McKinsey. Similarly, Strangeloop predicts that in three years there will be 520 million online shoppers in China. Hardly a week goes by without a brand announcing that its planning to open X number of stores a year in China. Its always the numbers and data telling the stories. In... Read More

25 Influential Chinese in Global Fashion

Recent Subway Advertisement For Vancl This week Forbes released a list of what they call the 25 Influential Chinese in Global Fashion. It’s the second year they have published the list with this year’s mandate being to “call attention to individuals born in Greater China that have made a mark in the past year”. The list and its associated articles is an informative read and I recommend anyone interested in the business of fashion in... Read More

Louis Vuitton – Passionate About China

Louis Vuitton Voyages Exhibition At The National Museum of China The corporate tagline for luxury conglomerate LVMH is “Passionate About Creativity” and nowhere more is this creativity displayed than through the company’s namesake brand Louis Vuitton (LV). This week Louis Vuitton brought their long history and passion for creativity to China with the opening of the Louis Vuitton Voyages Exhibition at The National Museum of China in Beijing.... 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 Western Shanghai’s Hongqiao district, at the intersection of Xianxia... 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