Can Voice Shopping Become China’s Favorite Retail Hack?

According to Alibaba Group’s news hub, Alizila, “Chinese consumers are increasingly turning to smart speakers to shop online, instead of their phones.” During Alibaba’s last 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, more than 1 million orders were placed and paid for via Tmall Genie’s voice-shopping feature, and data from Canalys shows that Alibaba sold 3.9 million smart speakers […]

Can China’s Resale Market Threaten Luxury?

Chinese netizen Banlimi (半粒米) loves vintage bags. She browses platforms like Vestiaire Collective, where she frequently finds limited-edition products or unique designs. Meanwhile, the cost-effectiveness of these second-hand luxury products is what’s most attractive to her friend Vincci (桃子小姐). Banlimi explains on Weibo how easy it is to buy used limited-edition Hermès compared to buying […]

CLOT x Rhude Collaboration Drops at a Perfect Time

Hong Kong-based streetwear brand CLOT’s new collaboration with the Los Angeles label Rhude, known for combining luxury techniques with streetwear elements, drops on May 29 at CLOT’s multi-label fashion and lifestyle brand shops, JUICESTORE, in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and LA.  The new collaboration, including T-shirts, hoodies and sweatpants, belongs to a capsule dubbed “Double Happiness” […]

Wellness Is the New Luxury After COVID-19 for China

The culture of excess has defined China over the last few decades. Raised in a highly competitive society and only knowing linear economic growth, China’s younger generations have always prioritized achievement over wellness. But the pandemic and post-virus recession changed this. High-net-worth consumers have pivoted away from buying luxury fashions and toward enhancing physical and […]