While department stores have traditionally been the main outlet for high-end fashion brands, retailers have seen their sales fall. -Korea Herald/ANN
Luxury marque Montblanc is to sell fountain pens made from a "miracle pine" tree that survived the 2011 tsunami. -AFP
It raised organisers' hopes that their growing interest in the sport would fuel a regional circuit. -AFP
An elegant, limited edition design of the award-winning John Walker & Sons King George V Blended Scotch Whisky has been made available.
Chaumet has been going gangbusters on the epic Wedded Bliss trailer that is the Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan wedding. -Luxury Insider
The 900 square meter flagship store marks an important step in the development of Valentino's worldwide retail network expansion. -Luxury Insider
There are only 88 Chinese New Year Mini Cara Delevingne Bags, available in selected locations. -Luxury Insider
Gem sales hit S$217 million in China during the second half of last year. -China Daily/ANN
She stuns Australian mining community with revelation and suit against half-sisters. -ST
Forty years after the end of the Vietnam war, US bombs dropped along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos have become expensive jewellery worn by American fashionistas. -AFP