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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Why mainland consumers have an big appetite for luxury goods

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 09:34am by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan bernice.chan@scmp.com Mainlanders are voracious consumers of luxury goods, but their reasons for doing so are different from those of Westerners, writes Bernice Chan United ... Society on how 1.3 billion potential customers think. His latest book, What Chinese Want, explores the mindset of the Chinese consumer, and shows how they use material goods- particularly luxury ...

  2. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Decline in Asian luxury sales points to maturing of consumer tastes in region

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by Abid Rahman

    ... of content for Asia-Pacific of fashion trend forecasting service WGSN. "In recent years we witnessed an explosion of demand for luxury goods and items that communicated wealth and status to all ... his rebellious, youthful take on luxury and the more discreet way in which he has approached accessories, jewellery and leather goods. Saint Laurent, like Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga, has ...

  3. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - LUXURY

    Luxury brands blame slowdown on China's gifting crackdown

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Abid Rahman

    ... Sino-centric nature of their business. Luxury goods and watches have for many years been presented to government bureaucrats as a way to lubricate approvals for contracts or ease property and business ... buy in Paris or London, where they will be beyond netizens' scrutiny and luxury goods taxes are lower. Indeed, Guiony noted earlier that high taxes made Louis Vuitton products up to 47 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Bamford watches signal it's time for unique luxe goods

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Abid Rahman

    ... and wrongs committed by the luxury goods industry. But he is clear about what influenced him: "I would love to say I came up with personalisation, but really individuality came back in via ... loved what they did. NIKEiD is definitely an influence, along with sneaker culture." For Bamford, individuality is going to be the key future trend of all luxury goods. He's ...

  5. Lifestyle - NEWS

    Luxury fashion buyers' club starts Wednesday

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Francesca Fearon

    ... and Kuala Lumpur, recognises the competition for limited-edition and exclusive fashion in Hong Kong. Luxup will roll out exclusive luxury goods, which you can reserve and pick up in stores, whether ... Francesca Fearon lifestyle@scmp.com Buyers' club is open for business How irritating it must be to walk into a luxury fashion shop in New York or London, preparing to drop thousands ...

  6. News - World - Lifestyle

    Classic cars ahead of gold, art as top investment vehicle for rich Asians

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Classic cars ahead of gold as top investment vehicle Classic cars such as Ferraris, Bugattis and Bentleys soared by 28 per cent in value in the year to June, outstripping gold, art and luxury London property thanks to demand from wealthy Asians. Property consultancy Knight Frank, which publishes an index tracking the performance of luxury goods, said ...

  7. Lifestyle - Cityseen

    Swiss watch brand Parmigiani opens outlet in Central

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... as we are not listed, we are not pushed by shareholders to produce more pieces and faster. Luxury goods need time to make. You just can't rush it." The executive was in town on Friday ... Vivian Chen Vivian.chen@scmp.com Parmigiani chief glad he's not answering to pushy shareholders Many luxury brands strive for stock-market listings to facilitate expansion, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Can fashion brands revitalise the monogram?

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:24pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... by all brands, without discretion. That can't be a good thing for luxury brands." What is especially telling is how monograms are showing up- or not- on the global fashion scene. When ... monograms "to brand yourself as a luxury product or at a luxury tier" is no longer a good idea, Argues Constance Dunn, marketing and branding instructor at the University of California, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Luxury hotels take collaborations with fashion designers to another level

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 10:29am by Divia Harilela

    ... collaboration with Net-a-porter perfectly combines both brands' philosophies. "The trend towards shopping for luxury goods online has been interesting to follow and when we considered how ... Divia Harilela divia.harilela@scmp.com Divia Harilela Hotels a suite spot for top designers High fashion and luxury hotels have always been connected. But it was, of course, Versace who ...

  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Organisers prepare for bigger and busier Watches & Wonders fair

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 12:11am by Abid Rahman

    ... Abid Rahman life@scmp.com Timing is everything for watch fair planner Organising a major luxury goods fair in the centre of one of the world's busiest cities, all during typhoon ... days for Watches & Wonders. The attendance was much more than the SIHH, which has 14,000 unique visitors in five days," says Lupo. The first Watches & Wonders featured 13 luxury ...




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