Costco to Sell Online in China

Costco announced that it will enter the Chinese market through Alibaba Group’s Tmall.com.

Uniqlo opens first US mall store, in Paramus, NJ

The as yet unveiled exterior of the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall Uniqlo in Paramus, New Jersey.

John Jones talks to Uniqlo US CEO Shin Odake about the newest Uniqlo store, in Paramus, NJ.

ENK enters joint venture for Shanghai show

ENK International has entered into a joint venture with the Shanghai Textile Developer Corporation division of Shangtex for a Shanghai, China apparel trade show.

Blazing new trails

Nanshan compound in China

Elise Diamantini: The Nanshan Group, a huge Chinese manufacturing conglomerate known best to the American market as the maker of Paul Betenly suits, recently celebrated 30 years in business.

An editor in China

Elise Diamantini and Mr. Ding

Elise Diamantini:The Natsun Group (who owns and produces the Paul Betenly brand for the States) invited me to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary in China.

Adidas opens new China office

Adidas Group

German sporting goods firm Adidas Group has opened a new western China regional office, in Chengdu, as it looks to grow business in the region. It marks the completion of Adidas’ restructuring in China into five regions – part of its Route 2015 …

Polo Ralph Lauren eyes China locations

Polo Ralph Lauren

US fashion firm Polo Ralph Lauren is laying out a long-term strategy to open its own stores in the important Chinese retail market. Roger Farah, president and CEO of Polo Ralph Lauren, told investors last week that the company needed a direct approach …

Catching up with clothing guru Ron Wurtzburger

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…on the precarious sourcing scenario in China. So how do you plan a business with prices out of China changing every day?Fortunately we saw it coming and bought much of our needs in advance. It’s like anything else: supply vs. demand. China had virtually no domestic business until they suddenly took a percentage of their […]

January 2011 Editor’s Letter: Don’t Panic!

Karen Alberg Grossman

Price increases notwithstanding, apparel is still an amazing bargain. “Do one thing a day that scares you,” I recently read on a bumper sticker while stuck in traffic. Although I hoped that the driver wasn’t planning to execute his one scary thing while driving, I must admit that the message resonated loud and clear. For […]