Postpone Announcement

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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Gucci Beauty opens store at the Hainan Tourism Duty Free Shopping Complex in Sanya, China


Source: Coty


Gucci announced the opening of a flagship Gucci Beauty store at the Hainan Tourism Duty Free Shopping Complex in downtown Sanya, on the Chinese island of Hainan.


Conveying the House’s eclectic codes, the store design is conceived to create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.


Elegant yet playful, the store’s black oak flooring contrasts against its hand-painted pale pink furniture and beveled mirrored surfaces. Exclusive upholstered armchairs offer visitors a seat in front of one of two vanity-style dressers, each featuring a mirror jeweled with lights.


Source: Coty


The store also offers an omnichannel customer experience, by integrating for the first time touchpoints such as an interactive table with educational product content and a mega interactive screen where clients can delve into the world of Gucci fragrances. QR codes placed around the store and accessible via the interactive table further add to the unique omnichannel experience for clients, who can access one-of-a-kind Gucci games and apps.


Inviting clients to explore beauty in a contemporary way, the boutique features not only Gucci fragrances but also the iconic Gucci makeup collection, which is ideated under a manifesto of beauty written by Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Clients can discover their perfect lipstick with Gucci Beauty’s different lipstick formulas at the lip bar or additionally, they can get a personalized look by a Gucci Beauty advisor at the makeup stations.


The House’s luxury perfumery line, The Alchemist’s Garden, is displayed at its own dedicated backwall in the store. Featuring nine eaux de parfums, four perfumed oils and three acque profumate, visitors can immerse themselves in the special scent story. The flagship store opened its doors on 28th April 2021.



Dear Visitor ,
Visitor registration for C-star 2019 will be available in October 2018. Thank you!