KTZ of Streetwear

Kokon To Zai, the venerable Soho London boutique started by Marjan Pejoski and Sasko Besovski has been selling needle moving, cutting edge brands since its inception in 1996.  From the beginning…

Stores and Stories

  Los Angeles is arguably the most desired city of choice for the creative class right now. In recent months we’ve seen migration to the city of Angels include transplants…

Big Boutiques in Los Angeles

When two sprawling unisex, multi-brand retailers open in Los Angeles within months of each other, it’s a signal that the city is undergoing yet another retail renaissance. Wild Style is…

Sri Panwa Hotel

Any trip to Bangkok begs a detour to one of the picture perfect beach regions that Thailand is also known for. To escape the bustle of the city and to…

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,…