China’s apparel market is now one of the fastest growing markets in the world. Euromonitor statistics show many foreign brands doing well: Uniqlo currently holds 1.6% of the market for specialist apparel; and Danish company Bestseller Fashion Group China, which operates brands like Only, Jack & Jones and Vero Moda, is holding 2.3% of the market share. Where are the local apparel brands? VANCL, a Chinese ecommerce clothes retailer, is almost a forgotten name. It used to have a 4.5% market share in 2011, but its dream of IPO lie in ashes—how did the once mighty retailer become China’s diaosi (loser) brand?
Chinese fast fashion brand Handuyishe is beating well-established rivals by focusing exclusively on e-commerce. Why is that a good strategy?
This December, Peak Sport Products Co, a leading sportswear-maker and distributor in China, signed endorsement contacts with basketball players CJ Watson of the Chicago Bulls and Sam Young of the Memphis Grizzlies for a total of 12 National Basketball Association spokespersons. The company traces its roots to a start-up led by the 55-year-old Xu Jingnan […]