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C-star 2021 will be postponed

Currently, international travel to China still remains highly restricted, and the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to create uncertainties for retail brands in their offline expansion and sourcing plans. In view of the situation, the organizers have decided, after careful consideration, to postpone the 7th edition of C-star (Shanghai’s International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about Retail), originally scheduled to be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from August 31st to September 2nd, 2021. The new date and planning will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Witnessing normally a high percentage of international exhibitors and visitors, we decide to postpone C-star 2021 during the special period in order to gain more time on travel normalization, get well prepared to welcome the fully recovered retail industry and to build a higher quality sourcing and communication platform.” said by Marius Berlemann, General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd..

For the next edition, C-star will continue to focus on innovative solutions in five dimensions: Shop Fittings & Store Design, Visual Merchandising, Retail Lighting, Smart Retail Technology and Retail Marketing. The innovative supporting programme, including Retail Stage, H!Tech Stage, ReTailor Hub, EuroShop RetailDesign Award China, Retail Technology Award China as well as Visual Merchandising Challenge will offer the opportunity for visitors to discuss hot topics with excellent solution providers, leading retail brands, shopping mall executives and academic experts.

In the next stage, Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai will organize a series of offline networking events to share retail industry insights and build deep connections. Meanwhile, the organizer will continue to work with trade media, associations, research institutes and the EuroShop Trade Fair Family to collect the latest and most comprehensive retail information for retail professionals and publish on C-star official website, WeChat and LinkedIn so that retailers can keep up to date with the latest trends in the retail industry.

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July 27, 2021

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Salvatore Ferragamo opens pop-up store in Sanya, Hainan


Source: Salvatore Ferragamo


Arriving at the new destination of the unique world of Ferragamo, the latest pop-up store from the timeless Italian luxury brand, Salvatore Ferragamo, has launched in the Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Mall in Sanya, Hainan.


During this special time of the year, partnered with Branding Records, a creative agency based in Hong Kong and Shanghai, Ferragamo brings genuine festive blessings through a bold and modern take on the Chinese tradition.


Lanterns, as the traditional symbol of the Mid-Autumn festival, are the shining beacon that light up paths to prosperity and good fortune. Inspired by the iconic elements from Maison’s silk heritage, the pop-up store transformed itself to four giant Gancini-shaped lanterns filled with fullest wishes, leading the visitors into an ingeniously curated journey of Ferragamo fantasy.


Four chambers with classic Ferragamo print, the “Viva Room”, “Swing Room”, “Metallic Room” and “Floral Room”, represent four product collections. By allowing the visitors to fully explore every unique facet of the brand, the pop-up store expands the perceptions of Salvatore Ferragamo through an immersive emotional experience.


Each chamber is decorated with installations and hanging props from the ceiling, complementing the iconic products of each collection. Two photo-taking booths with special effects are equipped inside two chambers, where the visitors are encouraged to share their personal Ferragamo experience online to the wider community.


Creating a stage to celebrate the unique brand territory, the Salvatore Ferragamo pop-up store reimagines the way to appreciate culture and tradition.



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