Japanese retailer Uniqlo will be entering the Dutch market this autumn with its first Netherland store opening in Amsterdam. The 2,040 m2 shop will be located on the city's main shopping street, Kalverstraat.
Indonesian designer Vivi Zubedi made her New York solo runway show debut Sunday, wowing the crowd with her abaya-only collection as she hopes to capitalize on the growing market for modest, Muslim fashions.
Uniqlo has just announced that it will this year open in giant rival H&M’s backyard with a debut in Sweden. It will actually be its first entry in the Nordics region and will start with a store in key market Stockholm.
Japan’s economy is gathering steam, profits are at record levels and companies are poised to raise wages, yet retailers are struggling to lift prices for fear of losing customers used to nearly two decades of deflation.