I hope you enjoyed your weekend. To start off your Monday here is a fresh issue of The Spin. Today we'll look at growing consumer confidence in China, check out some brands that are doing well and not very well and preview the latest designer-based documentary. Enjoy the read, feel free to share it and here's to a productive week ahead! Best, Christopher


China's confident consumers. A newly released survey by Nielsen shows that consumer confidence in China continues to grow and is the highest it has been in three and a half years. The country's Consumer Confidence Index, or CCI, rose two points to 112 in Q2 2017, the highest score since Q4 2013. The increase is a reflection of China's expanding economy which repeated its Q1 2017 advance and again rose by 6.9 percent.


Toasting Danish design. The latest edition of Copenhagen Fashion Week – a mix of runway presentations and trade fairs – concluded on Friday in the Danish capital. Highlights of the biannual event included a sea of prints on attendees, fresh streetwear looks and the show by designer Nicholas Nybro who sent fully nude models down the catwalk to celebrate the human body.


Heightened hacks. Successful cyber hacking of online retailers to steal client information and data is on the rise in the U.K. and the number of these attacks doubled, from 19 to 38, between 2015-16 and 2016-17 according to the Information Commissioner's Office. A recent example of this was the hacking of Sports Direct in September 2016, an incident that drew criticism of the retailer because it did not report the breach to its employees.


SMCP banks on IPO. SMCP, the Chinese controlled French company that is the parent of fashion brands Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot, has selected three banks to jointly handle its planned initial public offering in Paris this autumn according to reports. Experts value the company's worth at about €2 billion.

All's ducky at Canada Goose. On the same day that it posted strong Q1 2017 results Canadian outerwear brand Canada Goose announced that it will open five new standalone stores in fiscal 2018 – in Boston, Calgary, Tokyo, London and Chicago. They will join the company's extant two in Toronto and New York. The brand's success is the latest example of the growing and evolving fashion industry in Canada.

New Look's looking bad. People are questioning whether U.K. fast fashion retailer New Look will be able to turn things around after it reported falling sales for the fifth quarter in a row last week. Despite its troubles the chain remains the number one shop for women under 35 in Britain – for now.


"Mad Men": The Sequel. Janie Bryant, who served as costume designer on the retro-set television series "Mad Men" and whose current work can be seen in "The Last Tycoon" (paywall) on Amazon, is launching a vintage-inspired women's capsule collection with SoCal retailer Unique Vintage next month. It will encompass one dozen dresses and separates inspired by the 1950s and will retail for $68 to $188.

Manolo movie. The trailer (video) for a forthcoming documentary about shoe designer Manolo Blahnik has been released and features appearances by Rihanna, Anna Wintour and Rupert Everett. "Manolo: The Man Who Made Shoes for Lizards" will debut in theaters on September 15.


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