Top 10 Strategies to Promote Apparel Brands in China

Local fashion brands in China have significant competition, the international giants. These are well-known brands, which are part of the category known as “fast fashion”. We find Zara, H & M, Uniqlo, Gap, c & a. Chinese brands are developing strategies to compete with these international brands that are already well-established in China.

Interestingly, more and more Chinese brands have managed to open shops in the 2nd and 3rd tier cities. By moving to these new cities, brands have the opportunity to grow and have a larger customer base.

Although there has been rapid growth in international e-commerce, Chinese consumers still visit stores and Chinese brands are squaring up with their international rivals.

10 strategies to start promoting your Fashion Brand in China

1: Get a Chinese Website
2: Develop your SEO on Baidu
3: Join WeChat, the #1 Social media in China
4: Collaborate with Influencers
5: Leverage Weibo Ads
6: Create an engaging Video on Douyin
7: Post great pictures/visuals on RED
8: Communicate with Journalists and leverage PR

9: Work with resellers, distributors
10: Sell on Tmall (the Chinese Amazon prime)

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It is a brand that inspires romance with a very Europeanized style. This brand has offered clothing for middle-class women since 1999 with its exceptional products involving a lot of lace. Ochirly focuses on young middle-class women, the creations are at very affordable prices.

Belle 百 丽


Belle is a shoe brand for women. The target consumers are mainly middle-class women looking for a classic modern look. They favor simplistic and chic designs.

Anta 安踏


Anta’s sports brand is offering products such as shoes, clothing, and sports accessories. In 2014, Anta was estimated to be worth USD 3.87 billion, making it the 5th biggest sports brand in the world after Nike, Adidas, Puma, and Asics.

Metersbonwe 美特斯邦威


Metersbonwe is a casual brand, selling a young concept. The target consumers are people aged 18 to 25. The products are very colorful and often the shirts are presented with many motifs. The company slogan is “Be Different”. Chinese consumers are seeking to stand out.

Tata 他 她


This is a brand of shoes for girls aged 20 to 30 years living in the city. Tata is always in line with footwear trends, it is fashion that can inspire a young target audience with taste.

Youngor 雅戈尔



Youngor is a menswear brand. It mainly sells suits, shirts, and casual wear for men seeking a fairly modern style. It also offers a sense of class.

Semir 森马


Semir is a clothing brand aimed at a younger market. The brand was founded in 1998 and is one of the best-known brands in China. It offers a casual style and focuses also on the younger generations. They now own at least 3,000 stores in China.

Septwolves 七 匹 狼


Septwolves is one of the best-known brands in Chinese apparel. The brand offers a wide range of products for men of many different styles: it specializes in casual modern trends. Septwolves recently developed clothing for women and children in order to expand its customer base.

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  • Hello Sir,
    I want to make business with you here in Egypt .. as Egypt is a large Market.
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    • Olivier

      Make business is a big word… what business are you in?

  • I’m Fey from Malaysia, currently studying in international marketing. I need to complete my report.May I know what are the western fashion brand/non-China fashion brand that still establish successfully in China markets at this current year 2018/2019. ?

  • clement morris

    hi my name is clement g morris i am a up and coming artist who is trying to start a clothing ling or have some company cell me a clothing line or go in to business to a certin point will be will to travle next year around september or august

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  • Mr Khalid Mehraj

    Hi, I want to get clothing brand franchise for Pakistan, where I can start from major cities like Lahore, Islamabad, Chakwal, and Karachi, But I do not know how I find the interested business parties who may offer their brand to lunch in Pakistan.


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  • Christopher

    Good day management my name is a marketer i have seen all u cloth products nice but some cloth does not move well here in Nigeria ………gucci has taken over from clothe production but has to be.stoped i see h&m zara this two companies are doing well dnt u think having a marketer in Nigeria is going to make sence??? to push in to good…if i can do that for ur company i bet in the next i year Nigeria well not know gucci h&m is country of fashion wear THANKS REPLY ME PLEASE IF U ARE INTERESTED

    • Olivier

      Hello Christopher,
      We are speaking about Chinese Apparel Brands , not gucci , H&M , Zara… and the article is linked to China not nigeria.
      I invite you to Re-Read this article 🙂

  • It is interesting to see that there are Chinese brands. However, I feel that the Chinese still prefer international brands. Chinese brands are very present on Chinese social networks. However, they are much less known than international brands because there are not many physical shops.

    • Olivier

      Chinese Prefer usually International Brands, yes. But it is changing, more and more Chinese Brands create great products, and invest a lot of in their Branding. 🙂

      • Mohammad salman ahmed

        Hey Oliver, hope you doing great man. I was looking for some clothing brands which are based on China and certainly are well updated with contemporary fashion prevalent all around the world. I would purchase them and sell them in Pakistan. So can you please assist me in it.

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