The year 2019 was another bumper 12 months for vegan beauty, with a slew of new, animal product-free lines hitting the beauty shelves all over the world, while existing brands also looked to boost their vegan offerings.
"Made in China" may still evoke more off the rack than catwalk, but Chinese designers are slowly installing themselves in Paris, the fashion capital, as a part of an upscale march towards the lucrative luxury market.
Japanese department store group J.Front Retailing Co has said it is offering to buy the remaining shares in Parco Co, a fashion-focused chain in which it already has a stake, for 65.7 billion yen ($599.7 million).
Tiffany & Co, which is being bought by Louis Vuitton owner LVMH, on Thursday estimated sales growth of 1% to 3% during the holidays, with the biggest contribution coming from China and a recovery in the Americas.
Thailand's largest retailer, Central Retail Corporation, plans to raise up to 81.1 billion baht (2.08 billion pounds) in an IPO, the company said in a filing on Thursday, in what would be the country's largest IPO.
Australian clothing retailer Cotton On Group is reportedly investigating its relationship with a Chinese printing firm suspected of using forced prison labour and which was recently suspended as a supplier by Tesco.
Canada Goose opened in Paris this month on an iconic shopping corner in the City of Light. So, here is CEO Dani Reiss on the opening; polar bears; environmental concerns and managing to mingle Mounties with rappers.