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  • Alibaba enjoys record sales for Singles Day shopping extravaganza in China - "Company’s combined sales with industry rival up about a fifth from 2020. The firm said 540.3bn yuan ($84.5bn) was spent as China’s army of consumers went on a splurge despite a more low-key sales campaign after pressure from the government to tone down the aggressive promotions and rampant consumerism."
  • How Temu is shaking up the world of online shopping - "The company, which sells everything from clothes to electronics and furniture, first launched in the US in 2022 and later in the UK and the rest of the world. It's 'Amazon on steroids,' says retail analyst Neil Saunders, and with the tagline 'shop like a billionaire' it has exploded in popularity, shipping to 49 countries worldwide. Since then, it has consistently topped global app download charts, with just under 152 million Americans using it every month, according to data gathered by analyst SimilarWeb."
  • World's largest annual shopping event kicks off - "Singles Day strikes a cautious tone this year as China's economy slows and a tech crackdown continues."
  • Shanghai
    • Nanjing Road.
    • 50 best shops - TimeOut Shanghai.
    • Huaihai Road - one of the two most famous shopping streets in Shanghai, China; the other is Nanjing Road. Compared with the more touristy Nanjing Road, Huaihai Road is more upscale, and is the preferred destination of local residents.
    • IAPM MALL - since 2013. A luxury one-stop shop, with an endless list of fashion’s biggest names all taking. 999 Huai Hai Lu.
    • NANJING ROAD - the main shopping street of Shanghai, and one of the world's busiest shopping streets.
    • THE BUND - waterfront area in central Shanghai. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent areas. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai. Building heights are restricted in this area.
    • Top 10 Shopping Malls in Shanghai
    • The Mitsukoshi Department Store in the Nihonbashi section of Tokyo.
    • GINZA DISTRICT - it is a popular upscale shopping area of Tokyo, with numerous internationally renowned department stores, boutiques, restaurants and coffeehouses located in its vicinity. It is considered to be one of the most expensive, elegant, and luxurious city districts in the world.
      • MEIJI-YA - luxury delicatessen food store comparable to Fauchon in Paris, Fortnum & Mason in London.
      • Mitsukoshi - international department store chain with headquarters in Tokyo founded in 1673.
      • OPENING CEREMONY - multifaceted environment comprised of retail spaces, showroom, and gallery that establishes a new international creative forum. Opening Ceremony brings together emerging American talent with both young and established designers and artists from abroad.
      • Tsukiji fish market - the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind. The market is located in Tsukiji in central Tokyo, and is a major attraction for foreign visitors.
      • WAKO
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      Singapore City
    • Liang Court.
    • LIANG COURT - shopping mall located in the vicinity of Clarke Quay, on the Singapore River.
    South Korea
    • Galleria: Luxury Hall West.
    • Galleria Department Store - two of the branches, namely Luxury Hall West and Luxury Hall East, both in Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, are famous for their deluxe goods.
    • Siam Paragon.
    • CENTRAL WORLD - the third largest shopping complex in the world.
    • PANTIP PLAZA - indoor IT shopping mall located on New Phetchaburi Road in Ratchathewi district.
    • PLATINUM FASHION MALL - "Thailand Largest Fashion Mall." Shopping mall in Phetchaburi Road, next to Pantip Plaza and opposite Pratunam Complex. The clothes shops operate on the principle that buying 1 piece is a retail sale and warrants retail price, but buying 3 (or sometimes more) pieces is wholesale and you get the wholesale price. An example of pricing structure is 1 men's shirt retail 250 baht, 3 shirts wholesale 500 baht.
    • SIAM PARAGON - one of the biggest shopping centers in Asia.
    • ZEN - upmarket Thai department store chain.
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