Author Archives: Laurence Leigh

Fashion retailing in Hamra

Fashion retailing in Hamra

Reading Time: 3 minutes The plethora of signs advertising ‘up to 70%’ discounts illustrates the sorry state of most clothing stores in Hamra. Gone are the rich tourists from the Gulf, Saudi Arabia and Egypt with a desire to stock up on the latest fashions in the area’s crowded streets and alleyways. With the number of foreign visitors very

Lebanese fall for ‘fast fashion’

Reading Time: 5 minutes Retailing in Lebanon in 2014 felt the impact of global trends, as well as influences particular to the chaotic situation in the Middle East. In particular, Lebanon’s ailing economy and the influx of over 1 million refugees from Syria has had a major impact on the sector. According to Business Monitor International, while sales of sporting