Fan Bingbing’s Potent ‘Star Effect’ Worth $74 Million On Taobao

The actress's skyrocketing fame has made her a lucrative brand ambassador for many luxury labels.

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American retailer Macy's is jumping into China's e-commerce fray this year

China Retail Briefs: Macy’s + VIPStore; Taobao Luxury Sales; Middle-Class Diamond Demand

A roundup of recent news from China's retail sector, from Macy's investing $15 million in Chinese online retailer VIPStore to Taobao's rising luxury sales and Rio Tinto's plans to tap rising diamond demand among middle-class consumers.

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Chinese supermodel Liu Wen is the face of Estee Lauder's Asia-focused Pure Color Metamorphosis line

Taobao Sees Cosmetics “Boom” In 2010, Names Top-Ten Brands

Following recent predictions from PricewaterhouseCoopers that China will soon see an online retail "explosion," categories like high-end cosmetics recorded a significant rise in sales last year on Taobao.

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Taobao Hits Goal: 1 Million Online Stores Created In Five Years

Anyone with a decent amount of experience in China knows that Taobao is more than just a website, it's a national phenomenon.

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Google Glass

Will China Get Its Own Version Of Google Glass?

As Google Glass models go up for sale on Taobao, Chinese tech company Baidu seems like the most possible contender for a Chinese wearable tech sensation.

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"Daigou" merchants are popping up everywhere to take advantage of China's e-commerce boom. (Gucci)

China’s Sketchy ‘Daigou’ Luxury Market Is A Hotbed For Fakes

A recent Chinese article states that many low-tax luxury items ostensibly bought abroad to sell on the mainland may actually be domestic counterfeits.

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