Is this the End of Wholesale?

At the start of April, visitors to the Net-A-Porter site were greeted with a redirection notice explaining they had closed their warehouses and were delivering only to its Asia Pacific territories. One of the world’s largest luxury retailers — who promised their luxury clientele they could order by lunch and have a dress by the […]

Tmall Announces Its Online Outlet, Luxury Soho

Alibaba Group’s business-to-consumer online marketplace Tmall unveiled its “Luxury Soho” channel on April 20, marking China’s largest e-commerce giant’s entrance into the luxury outlet business. The new initiative, in parallel with Alibaba’s Luxury Pavilion, a site created for high-end brands on to sell on Tmall, is expected to increase high-end brands’ digital footprint in post-COVID-19 […]

The Pioneer Designer Showcasing the Power of Chinese Oriental Aesthetics

As the first Asian face to hit the international fashion stage, Uma Wang has long explored oriental aesthetics. Recalling the dilemma she faced as a Chinese designer in 2005, she said, “Many Chinese designers have good work but haven’t established connections with foreign businesses. It’s difficult for foreigners to access their designs.” She had originally […]

Why Many Western Luxury Brands Banking On China Will Fail

China is the world’s most important luxury market and also the first to rebound from the COVID-19 crisis. LVMH and Hermès have reported new positive retail sales trends there. Fortune recently featured a headline, stating, “Chinese luxury industry rebounds from coronavirus thanks to ‘revenge spending.’” Despite skepticism from many experts, research indicates that the luxury […]

Is the Victoria’s Secret Digital Comeback Strategy Enough?

The Social Edition is a weekly special-focus Jing Daily newsletter, which deep dives into luxury initiatives in China’s social media landscape. Every week, we highlight brand campaigns distributed on Chinese digital platforms — WeChat, Weibo, Tmall, Douyin, and beyond. Our coverage spotlights global luxury brands, global beauty brands, and local Chinese brands. The latter gives insight into some […]

Yvonne Gan of Bailian Group’s The Balancing On Her Career In Luxury Retail

Yvonne Gan is the next creative that Jing Daily is highlighting as part of China’s community of individuals who bridge the gap between global brands and the country’s fashion industry. This section profiles industry leaders who contribute to both national and global fashion communities, from consumers and behind-the-scenes employees to business executives and influencers.  Yvonne […]

Hermès First Quarter Sales Hit By COVID-19

On April 23, Birkin handbag maker Hermès reported first-quarter sales of 1.51 billion euros ($1.64 billion), down from 1.61 billion euros a year earlier. At a constant exchange rate, revenue dropped 7.7%. “Resilience of sales at the end of March despite the growing impact of the COVID-19 epidemic,” the company said. And this as all […]