The Japanese label is readying its first European store for a December opening in Paris. Bape (aka A Bathing Ape) will move into a space on 34 rue de la Verrerie, next to the BHV Homme department store.
Two major pieces of news this week have underlined the challenges facing Australian retail as Amazon makes its official debut and the owner of Australian fashion chains Katies, Millers and Rivers is to close 300 stores.
Womenswear retailer College Style has filed for bankruptcy. The Dutch retailer, which focuses on the Christian Reformed Tradition community, cites the growing number of web shops as one of the factors of the default.