Chinese e-commerce company JD.com Inc. has launched its first luxury e-commerce platform Toplife to serve the high-end consumers which provide space for brands to sell directly to consumers through an end-to-end luxury e-commerce ecosystem. The introduction of the new website has come as a counter step against the Alibaba’s Luxury Pavilion, which was launched in August this year. La Perla, Emporio Armani, Rimowa (LVMH), B&O Play and Trussardi partnered with Toplife. Few other big brands will be
Japan-based Epson has recently introduced an all-new dye sublimation printer SureColor SC-F9300 comes with advanced features and allows faster production of apparel, textile and soft signage products. It is capable of printing at a speed of 108.6 square metres per hour and produces the heating temperature of 30-55°C that enables quick drying of inks and saves time. Epson also kept the sustainability aspect in mind while developing the SureColor SC-F9300 model. The printer is OEKO-TEX ECO PASSPOR
US-based VF Corporation has forged a deal with India’s Reliance Industries Limited for the production of ‘moisture control’ denim for its Wrangler brand. The latest collaboration with VF Corporation is seen as a strategic move by Reliance Industries to expand its base in the apparel segment. The company recently launched an umbrella brand ‘R|Elan’ to venture into co-branded apparels which is an outcome of the extensive research in fibre reengineering. VF Corporation will use the Kooltex fabric t
Raymond has introduced an all-new collection ‘Khadi Wool’ in collaboration with The Woolmark Company. The launch event was organised at Australian High Commission in New Delhi on October 6. Raymond is offering pure wool & wool blended fabric under the association with The Woolmark. It will introduce some of the most intricate designs catering to the sartorial taste of the discerning consumers. Furthermore, Raymond has even done tie-ups with more than 20 clusters in Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh an
US-based fashion retailer L Brands has unveiled its financial results for the five weeks ended September 30, 2017. During the period under review, the company’s net sales increased by 1 percent from the US $ 971.4 million last year to the US $ 981.6 million this year. However, the retailer reported a 2 percent decrease in its comparable sales during the five-week period of September 2017. L Brands, in particular, noted a 1 point negative impact on sales due to the hurricane.
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Spanish fashion brand MANGO opened its first in brick and mortar store under the partnership with e-retailer Myntra on October 4. The offline store is located in New Delhi’s Select Citywalk Mall and the checkout feature on tablets will allow customers to skip queues at the billing counters. Myntra inked a deal with MANGO earlier this year that gave distribution and management rights for the label to former in the Indian market. The fashion brand is planning to have 25 stores in India over the ne
Japanese computerised flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki is exhibiting its latest innovations at an exhibition organised by its agents (TETAS IC VE DIS TICARET A.S) in Istanbul. The show will run from October 5-7 where the machinery manufacturer is presenting its MACH2XS and SWG WHOLEGARMENT series, computerized flat knitting machines SRY and SVR, P- computerised cutting machine and SDS-ONE APEX3 3D Apparel Design System. Shima Seiki keeps on organising and participating i
Indian e-retailer Myntra has inked a partnership with Esprit to help the international fashion brand fortify its presence in India by offering all the managerial assistance needed to Esprit to open 15 stores in the country over the next five years. The brand will also be promoted on Myntra and Jabong platforms. This is second such deal for Myntra after Mango earlier this year. It is currently managing 25-30 Mango stores in India. Under the agreement, Myntra will manage the brand’s omnichannel st
Luxury fashion brand Calvin Klein has opened stores featuring its latest retail design concepts in Shanghai (China) and Düsseldorf (Germany) which is two-storey 6,000 square feet Shanghai store located at Raffles City has offerings for both men and women. The new design concept for each of these retail locations communicates the brand’s minimal, modern aesthetic with a fresh addition of colour and sumptuous materials to enhance the consumers’ shopping experience.