Category Archives: E-Commerce

Brands need to keep up with changes in China’s luxury consumption patterns

Consumption at high end enters aphase driven by socio-economic shifts and rise of a new elite Nespresso is giving back to coffee its luxury cachet. Walk into a Nespresso boutique and you might be greeted by a picture of actor … 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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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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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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Counterfeit luxury goods move further upmarket in China

  A Louis Vuitton store in Fuzhou, Fujian province. (Photo/CNS) When people in China carry designer bags bearing the logos of Louis Vuitton or Gucci, they are often asked whether they authentic or counterfeit. Now the country’s makers of counterfeit … Continue reading

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Female Fashion Addicts Change China’s $19 Billion Market

  BY BLOOMBERG 30 JANUARY, 2014 Louis Vuitton in Shanghai | Source: Flickr BEIJING, China — Lisa Yan is the new face of the Chinese luxury consumer: female and fashion-forward. The 26-year-old finance saleswoman checks social media daily to see what celebrities or … Continue reading

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2014: THE YEAR OF INDIVIDUALISM FOR CHINA’S LUXURY CONSUMERS

A street style shot of model Fei Fei Sun taken for Vogue at Paris Fashion Week in September 2013. (Vogue) With the Chinese government’s anti-corruption campaign in high gear and a global shift away from logos, 2013 was all about “stealth wealth.” … Continue reading

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In China, Luxury Is About More Than High-End Labels

  ASHLEY KINDERGAN, THE FINANCIALIST NOV. 11, 2013,  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Guests drink champagne as they wait for the start of a fashion show held at the Ming Dynasty City Wall Relics Park in Beijing, June 21, 2013.   There was a … Continue reading

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