China Fashion Week, Beijing H&M, and Shanghai Barbies
The timing of China Fashion Week was a subject of some debate among my contacts. According to China Apparel Net, it will start，here in Beijing, on March 24. China fashion week has been going for eleven years.
H&M will open one shop this Spring (at Joy City in Xidan) and one this fall. Outside of Beijing, H&M will open three shops in China in 2009 for a total of five new shops this year. Unlike Zara, H&M is staying out of India for the time being.
Mattel opened its House of Barbie Mattel in Shanghai and is looking to the China market to help it recover from a 21% plunge in sales as a result of the slowdown.