Susie Bubble Talks Chinese Fashion Amid Bicester Village CNY Pop-up Shop Launch

Super influencer Susanna Lau (a.k.a. Susie Bubble) is hot. Her blog, “Style Bubble,” has become one of the most successful fashion blogs since its launch in 2016, boasting some 300,000+ views per post. Her recent collaboration with Chanel, modeling sumptuous haute couture pieces, was a great success. And now the fashionista has entered the world […]

Chinese Whispers: Luxury Red Envelopes for Year of the Pig, and More

In “Chinese Whispers,” we share the biggest news stories about the luxury industry in China that haven’t yet made it into the English language. In this week’s edition, we discuss: Luxury brands’ red envelope designs spark online discussion, Prada’s Lunar New Year campaign stirs criticism, and The loss-making Japanese department stores. Designs of Year of […]

Hermès, Tapestry Echo Chinese Economic Trends in Earnings Reports

Luxury brands’ recent earnings reports have been mostly positive, with companies like Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Burberry, and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) showing significant sales increases thanks to Chinese consumers. But mixed in with these reports, the industry is also seeing repeated reminders that China’s economy is slowing down and that Chinese tourists […]

The One Thing Stores & Hotels Can Do Right Now to Boost China Tourist Sales

Accepting mobile payments could pay off fast—and handsomely—for retailers catering to Chinese clients. According to a recent joint report from Alipay and Nielsen, retailers that adopted mobile payment options enjoyed a marked increase in sales among Chinese outbound tourists in 2018. And, as early returns for 2019 roll in, the results are striking. Thailand duty-free […]