The Boom in Bangkok

From the cheap and cheerful clothing sold in city center street stalls to the sprawling Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok has long been defined as a shopping destination. At the moment,…

Fashion’s Next Big Brands

Among the more than 500 collections that showed in New York, London, Milan and Paris, one question sits at the front of the industry’s mind: which are the next labels…

The Beauty Bar is Brazil

For many, Brazil is the embodiment of beauty. “I am poor but my kids are clean,” is the popular axiom that declares Brazil’s proud hygienic history—and the country’s hefty $43b…

Luxury Mall Comes to Rio de Janiero

The retail revolution taking hold in Brazil sees its latest luxury play in the Village Mall. The Bal Harbour-like shopping center is located in Rio de Janeiro’s Barra de Tijuca…

Nailing The Art of Cool

Nail art has emerged as a full-blown trend. And serving the movement are the environments that dispense these small treasures to fans from Shibuya (where the movement started) to West…

Hot Destinations: The China Effect

Mention China in any fashion circle and the desire to expand or do business in the country quickly emerges as the hot topic of conversation. Despite reports of economic slowdown,…

ArteBA: The Foundation Of Latin American Art

With the promise of buzzing attendance and booming commerce, international art fairs are both a financial and a style boon to their host cities. Mainstays such as Basel, Frieze and…

Fall Investment Pieces

The purchasing season begins for most shoppers this week, but we’ve been scoping the fall deliveries in boutiques from LA to San Tropez since June. Whether you’re hitting the stores…

FashionRio S/S '12: Made in Brazil

Seeking to be recognized beyond its cliched babes-in-bikinis identity, the Brazilian fashion industry tends to turn to European and Japanese tastes for design inspiration. But as we witnessed at FashionRio’s…

FashionRio S/S ’12: Made in Brazil

Seeking to be recognized beyond its cliched babes-in-bikinis identity, the Brazilian fashion industry tends to turn to European and Japanese tastes for design inspiration. But as we witnessed at FashionRio’s…