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Tong Van

Tong Van was born and educated in Vietnam and travels around Southeast Asia frequently. A graduate of Ho Chi Minh City Law School majoring in Legal English, Van has been a content writer for several years. With Inside Retail Asia she has researched the Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong for three years running and writes news. Her retail interests include fashion, health & beauty and food.

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Designer Thierry Mugler dies, at 73

Born in 1948, the renowned designer was known for his architectural, hyper feminine, and theatrical approach to haute co...

First Adidas Brand Centre launches in Singapore, brand’s largest there yet

Dubbed ‘Homeground’, the new brand centre marks largest monobrand sport retail store in Singapore.

Link taps Charter Hall exec to head international operations

Chubb will join Link next April and report to George Hongchoy, the group’s CEO.

Celine unveils London flagship design

Located inside a Grade II-listed Edwardian building on New Bond Street, Celine’s new flagship blends the modern aestheti...

Aje Athletica opens first New Zealand store

The launch is part of the expansion plan of Aje Athletica in ANZ which will see the roll-out of 11 standalone stores acr...

Boohoo launches in five Asian markets

Boohoo is expanding its presence into five Asian countries in hope to get a share of the booming online fashion industry...

Revlon names first Australian ambassador

As Revlon's new ambassador, Goodrem will join "a global cast of dynamic, strong, and fearless women".

Mad Mex returns to Australian ownership, ends Asia expansion plans

The recent acquisition means the end of MadMex’s ambitious expansion plans in Asia, which was announced two years ago be...

Uniqlo clothes to be made of 50 per cent recycled materials by 2030

About 15 per cent of polyester used will be derived from recycled PET bottles by Spring/Summer 2022.

Canada Goose names new Asia-Pacific president

Cadman also founded PMC Global Hong Kong, a strategic management and business consultancy focused on the luxury goods in...

Aje Athletica launches flagship store in Westfield Sydney City

Aje plans to open 11 Athletica stores across Australia and New Zealand.

Fashion label to close online store in protest at BFCM ‘frenzy’

Mia Fratino is also encouraging its customers and supporters to spread their thoughts on slow fashion with #noplayblackf...

Inside Starbucks’ latest store concept with Amazon Go

Customers visiting the store can grab their food or drink without having to wait in line to pay.

DTC sustainable womenswear label Ilio Nema debuts

Inspired by Hellenic culture and mythology, Ilio Nema means ‘sun thread’ in Greek.

Brand websites beat marketplaces in the battle for shoppers during Covid

Brand websites outperformed online marketplaces during the pandemic as more consumers shop directly from retailer websit...

M&S joins rental trend, partnering with Hirestreet

M&S clothing rental launch follows its recent investment in the Zoe Group, operator of Hirestreet.

World’s largest Ikea set to launch in the Philippines

Ikea Philippines online store has also launched earlier this month after a soft launch in September.

Fashion chain Rodd & Gunn opens bar at Chadstone

The Lodge Bar Myer Chadstone spans 90sqm, housing a terrazzo bar with lavish seating zones.

Roll’d to make US debut ahead of further international expansion

Besides the US launch, Roll’d is also strengthening its presence in the home market with 10 Australian stores slated to ...

Cartier unveils Oceania flagship in Sydney CBD

The two-storey Oceania flagship will feature a modern architectural facade with custom-designed curved sandstone and tra...

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