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Chinese consumers out of Covid gates with caution, rather than zest
Chinese consumers, unshackled from Covid-19 restrictions, are returning to hotels, restaurants and some shops, but they are choosy about what they buy, disappointing hopes for an immediate post-pandemic splurge.
House of Tata's Zoya opens sixth India store at Taj Mahal Palace
House of Tata’s fine jewellery brand Zoya has opened its sixth brick-and-mortar store in India at the Taj Mahal Palace, a hotel owned by House of Tata business Indian Hotels Company Limited.
Abhinav Mishra collaborates with Johnnie Walker, steps into events
Designer Abhinav Mishra has collaborated with spirits brand Johnnie Walker to interpret its ‘Pour of Gold’ campaign and venture into lifestyle and event design.
Pottery Barn partners with Deepika Padukone for exclusive collection, India expansion
Homeware and accessories brand Pottery Barn has announced a global collaboration with Bollywood celebrity Deepike Padukone which will see the star co-create a collection for the brand.
Zuckerberg says WhatsApp business chat will drive sales sooner than metaverse
Meta Platforms Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told employees that WhatsApp and Messenger would drive the company's next wave of sales growth, as he sought to assuage concerns about Meta after its first mass layoffs.
Vuitton opens LV Dream and reveals plans for hotel, amid Bernard Arnault splurge in Paris real estate
Louis Vuitton unveiled LV Dream, its latest art installation, in Paris on Tuesday evening, located in a building it eventually plans to turn into a hotel, amid a real estate spree by patron Bernard Arnault.
M&S sales growth continues, India is key international market
M&S’s half-year results on Wednesday showed that the recovering retail giant continues to make progress as it reported higher sales for the half to 1 October.
Instagram looking into issues after user complaints
Meta Platforms Inc's Instagram said on Monday it was looking into an issue preventing thousands of its users from accessing the photo-sharing application.
Affluent splash out on pricey Birkin bags but clouds loom
Brushing off higher prices, affluent spenders are continuing to splash out on luxuries including $10,000 handbags and high-end perfumes, trading updates from Hermes, Kering, and L'Oreal showed on Thursday.
India festival spending booms despite inflation worries, global slowdown
According to early data, Indian consumers are lapping up everything from cars, houses and TVs to travel and jewellery in the festive season that began last month, despite economic gloom elsewhere in the world.
Live Shopping: Shopify turns to Youtube Shopping
Shopify Inc on Tuesday announced a partnership with YouTube to allow merchants to sell through the video platform, as it looks to tap into the growing number of content creators launching their own e-commerce stores.
LVMH entrusts hotel division to Stéphane Rinderknech
Stéphane Rinderknech, who has spent his entire career at beauty giant L’Oréal, will replace Andrea Guerra as head of LVMH’s hospitality division.
Calvin Klein unveils collaboration with Palace
The London label’s fun aesthetic and signature graphics, rooted in skateboarding culture, have given a fresh look to a range of Calvin Klein items, from underwear to jeans, t-shirts, fleeces and lingerie.
Contract Manufacturing & Private Label Expo to hold fourth edition in Mumbai this April
From April 28 to 29, the Contract Manufacturing & Private Label Expo will showcase around 300 private label brands in categories including cosmetics and personal care at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.
Bridal Asia to return to Delhi in March 2022
Wedding themed business-to-customer shopping fair Bridal Asia will return to New Delhi in 2022 with an edition at the JW Marriott Hotel in Aerocity from March 5 to 6.
SteppinOut by Dineout launches 'Biggest Night Market' in four cities
Events business SteppinOut by Dineout will hold four fashion, lifestyle, and food markets in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Jaipur this December to offer shoppers a Christmas-themed shopping experience.