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China’s Menswear Market Shifts Into High Gear

June 15, 2015/0/0/

Although overshadowed in recent years by a surge in spending by female shoppers, China’s menswear market has become more important than ever for a growing number of brands.Currently, menswear accounts for around 43 percent of China’s overall apparel industry, the largest piece of the pie, and brands from Savile Row to Seoul are making stronger overtures to […]

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Is Britain Taking Full Advantage of China’s Tourism Boom?

May 4, 2015/0/0/

Last week, CLA joined other presenters at the prestigious Walpole Eastern Growth Summit in London, where dozens of British brands, tourist destinations, and retailers discussed China’s outbound tourism boom and what it means for the UK. Much like New York, Paris, and Tokyo, London has already seen significant growth in arrivals from mainland China in recent years, […]

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To Engage Chinese Consumers, Go for the Gut

February 16, 2015/0/0/

For the better part of a decade, most major luxury brands have used the Lunar New Year holiday as an opportunity to engage Chinese consumers through localized, limited-edition items. However, owing to plummeting luxury consumption within mainland China — which has only been worsened by the ongoing anti-corruption crackdown — and a decidedly more low-key […]

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The Enduring Appeal of Britishness: Q&A with Radley CEO Xavier Simonet

May 16, 2014/0/0/

Founded in 1998, London-based Radley exemplifies the type of affordable luxury brand sought after by China’s twenty-something fashion-lover: light on flash, colorful and light-hearted, and attractively priced. Known for their distinctive colorways and “Scottie Dog” logo, Radley’s handbags and accessories have a devoted buyer base worldwide. Since opening its first store in 2005 on London’s […]

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