Bulgari, Armani, Versace: why luxury fashion brands open hotels as more get into the game

By guest author Divia Harilela, born and raised in Hong Kong, Divia Harilela has worked in lifestyle and fashion media for more than 12 years. Her work has been published in magazines such Vogue China, Departures, Elite Traveler and Surface Asia. Founder of luxury and fashion website The D’Vine, she also blogs for websites including … More Bulgari, Armani, Versace: why luxury fashion brands open hotels as more get into the game

Neiman Marcus Pushes into growing market for ‘Preloved’ Handbags

By guest author Suzanne Kapner writes about the retail industry for The Wall Street Journal Luxury players are starting to embrace a booming resale market; ‘shoppers just want bargains’ The market for secondhand clothing and accessories is going mainstream. Neiman Marcus Group Ltd is taking a minority stake in Fashionphile LLC, an online seller of … More Neiman Marcus Pushes into growing market for ‘Preloved’ Handbags

Asia driving global mobile payments, with eight in top 10 markets

By guest author Eileen Yu for By The Way Vietnam is the fastest-growing in mobile payments, clocking a 24 % climb from last year, with 61 % of its consumers tapping such services. Globally, China leads with 86 % of its population tapping mobile payments, followed by Thailand at 67 % Vietnam is the fastest-growing … More Asia driving global mobile payments, with eight in top 10 markets

U.K. retail sales surge as consumers defy Brexit Turmoil

By guest authors David Goodman and Lucy Meakin from Bloomberg Volume of goods sold rose for third straight month in March Online operators gain as bricks-and-mortar stores struggle U.K. retail sales increased for a third consecutive month in March, with online shopping and groceries accounting for much of the improvement. The volume of goods sold … More U.K. retail sales surge as consumers defy Brexit Turmoil

Easter celebration is traditional but youngsters show new habits

NRF, the US National Retail Federation has been conducting its annual Easter survey since 2003 to see how consumers will spend for and celebrate during the popular spring holiday. 3 ways younger consumers are embracing Easter It’s the only time of year to put all your eggs in one basket, and consumers are gearing up … More Easter celebration is traditional but youngsters show new habits