Monthly Archives: January 2013

LUXURY NEW STORE OPENINGS REMAIN ROBUST IN CHINA

Asia – China in particular – is expected to account for a larger share of international luxury retailers’ total global sales. So it comes as no surprise that many of the retailers raced to stake their claim in China last … Continue reading

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NANCY GONZALEZ PICKS HONG KONG FOR FIRST ASIA STORE

  With Columbian roots and a global outreach, Nancy Gonzalez has opened a stand-alone store in Hong Kong. The well-known luxury handbag maker currently has 300 points of distribution worldwide. Less than a third of those are in Asia, through retailers such … Continue reading

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Understanding China’s E-commerce Market

Understanding China’s E-commerce Market by CIW TEAM STAFF on NOVEMBER 24, 2011   Image by bfishadow via Flickr Boston Consulting Group shared research findings this week predicting that China online shopping, will see exponential growth through 2015, with spending that could make China’s e-commerce market … Continue reading

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Infographic: The Future Of China’s “Luxury Connoisseurs”

Next Targets: Male Shoppers And The Online Crowd Chinese shoppers are becoming focused not only on quantity, but quality Microsoft Advertising recently released a new “Luxury Connoisseurs” study, highlighting two very important developments in the Greater China luxury market that … Continue reading

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RETAIL TALENT PROGRAMS FLOURISH IN CHINA

China’s talent shortage has been a big headache for Western retailers. The requirements for good customer service far surpass what local talent pools can provide. To combat the problem, many brands have launched their own talent development programs. Along with its 100th store … Continue reading

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TRUSSARDI OPENS NEW FLAGSHIP STORE ON THE BUND

Trussardi Group, the Italian luxury and fashion accessories brand, has thrived for four generations. It began humbly in 1911 with a small glove making business touted by royalty and fashionistas for its quality. Now, the tradition continues in Shanghai, where … Continue reading

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CHINESE LUXURY MARKET: LESSONS LEARNED IN 2012

CHINESE LUXURY MARKET: LESSONS LEARNED IN 2012 The Luxury Institute indicated that 43 percent of wealthy Chinese consumers plan to spend more on luxury products in 2013. Before moving to the new year, what are some lessons marketers learned in … Continue reading

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CHINESE CONSUMERS GO AFTER QUALITY, NOT COUNTERFEIT

CHINESE CONSUMERS GO AFTER QUALITY, NOT COUNTERFEIT Until fairly recently, “Made in China” was the biggest stigma a product could carry, conjuring up images of clothing that fell apart, tainted food, and counterfeits of every luxury brand imaginable. But as … Continue reading

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Once Proudly Web Only, Shopping Sites Hang Out Real Shingles

Michael Nagle for The New York Times Piperlime, the Gap Inc. unit that was online-only for six years, opened a SoHo store this fall. Andy Dunn was fierce about the Internet-only model of his apparel company, Bonobos, after helping to … Continue reading

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The Changing E-commerce of China, Japan and America

What are the trends of e-commerce in China, Japan and the USA? Data are offering some insights. Unlike China, American and Japanese consumers mainly use credit cards for payment Compared with the USA and Japan, Chinese consumers are far keener … Continue reading

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