Daily Brief

October 20, 2019

TODAY’S TOP FIVE CAN’T-MISS STORIES

  • 1

    Clock Ticking on Hong Kong Luxury Store Closures If Protests Continue

    If you were to ask a global luxury CEO what, these days, keeps them up at night, the escalating unrest in Hong Kong sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill is likely to be up there with the trade war between China and the United States or the Brexit impasse between the UK and the European Union. Read more on South China Morning Post

  • 2

    Technical Foul: Chinese Traders in Online Sneaker Market Punish NBA After HK Controversy

    On Oct. 4, a Chinese trader noticed a sharp drop in the price of crypto tokens backed by Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers on a U.S.-based exchange after the general manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets tweeted support for the protests in Hong Kong. Read more on Reuters

  • 3

    Berluti Hong Kong Opens Its First Pop-Up Store

    Berluti Hong Kong has launched its first pop-up store at Harbour City. The Berluti pop up features a wide selection of men’s fashion items, including footwear, limited editions, and the Spring 2020 ready-to-wear and accessories collection conceived by artistic director Kris Van Assche for the maison. Read more on Inside Retail Hong Kong

  • 4

    Fashion Trademark Applications Leap, China Drives IP Activity

    The apparel sector posted big volumes in trademark and industrial design applications worldwide in 2018, and with China the driving force in intellectual property activity, a report by the World Intellectual Property Organization said. Read more on Women's Wear Daily

  • 5

    ‘Fierce Competition’: C-Beauty Holds Global Potential But Challenges Remain

    Chinese beauty brands have more hurdles to overcome before taking the global stage, despite the rising prominence of homegrown beauty brands, according to one expert. Read more on Cosmetics Design Asia