Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bespoke Trend Hits China

Bespoke clothing shows a refinement and modern elegance that is proving to be extremely appealing among Chinese luxury shoppers. This trend isn’t about showing off, but moving away from in-your-face logos and style. “Customers are more sophisticated now,” said Ben … Continue reading

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LUXURY BRANDS IGNORING ‘HUGE UNMET DEMAND’ FOR E-COMMERCE IN CHINA

While many luxury brands in China have been hesitant about diving headlong into the country’s e-commerce market due to concerns over infrastructure, quality, and distribution issues, a new report argues that companies who aren’t getting into the market now are missing … Continue reading

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Kering Introduces Executive Talent Program in China

Finding talent remains a top priority for luxury companies, especially given the severe talent shortage in China. Luxury conglomerate Kering, a big advocate of talent development, has decided to launch its own executive training program in China to ensure it … Continue reading

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California Malls Woo Shoppers from China’s Lower-Tier Cities

Shopping malls in southern California are going to great lengths to accommodate an important new clientele: tourists from China. According to the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, Los Angeles had 570,000 Chinese visitors last year — double the number … Continue reading

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Luxury Brands Are Stupid to Snub the Internet

Photograph by David Brandon Geeting for Bloomberg Businessweek Imagine, if you can, the following Champagne tragedy: You’re wealthy and stylish and have decided to buy a handbag after a tough day at the office. You pour yourself a glass of … Continue reading

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Chinese tourists buying luxury watches show the way for exporters

By Robin Swithinbank ©AFP Priced out: exports of Swiss watches to mainland China have fallen on the back of high rates of consumption tax and import duties Talk of a slowdown in Chinese luxury consumption has been well documented. On the face … Continue reading

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China v the Chinese: Where the real luxury market lies

After two weeks in the mountains of Wyoming, I come home and what do I find? Not only is Mulberry without a CEO (and still without a designer), but all that conventional wisdom about the super-duper high-speed growth of the Chinese luxury market (shock! … Continue reading

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5 MUST-KNOW FACTS ABOUT THE HABITS OF CHINA’S LUXURY E-COMMERCE SHOPPERS

Everyone knows that China’s e-commerce market has exploded in recent years, becoming the second largest in the world and hosting the world’s single largest e-tail holiday every November 11. While this certainly has major implications for every retail sector, navigating the e-commerce market in … Continue reading

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China’s Luxury Boom Moves to the Web

China’s luxury boom is going online. As the overall sector struggles amid a government crackdown on ostentatious spending and gift-giving, the urge to splurge online is growing strong, according to a study by consulting firm KPMG. KPMG found in a … Continue reading

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