The Luxury Conversation

The Luxury Conversation is a business intelligence platform created to connect and showcase the people who are shaping the luxury industry in China and Asia. Speaking with a wide variety of talents, both established and emerging in the luxury scene, they discuss the people and issues that are shaping its future, in order to bring a clear understanding of world’s most exciting luxury market: China.
The Luxury Conversation
The Luxury Conversation is a business intelligence platform created to connect and showcase the people who are shaping the luxury industry in China and Asia. Speaking with a wide variety of talents, both established and emerging in the luxury scene, they discuss the people and issues that are shaping its future, in order to bring a clear understanding of world’s most exciting luxury market: China.

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Why China’s affluent young beauty consumers crave fresh new ‘niche’ products

Report says 60 per cent of Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou shoppers are ‘very curious’ about trying small, specialised brands such as Diptyque, Jo Malone, AHAVA and BABOR

15 Jun 2019 - 4:00PM

Report says 60 per cent of Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou shoppers are ‘very curious’ about trying small, specialised brands such as Diptyque, Jo Malone, AHAVA and BABOR

Why China’s affluent young beauty consumers crave fresh new ‘niche’ products
What’s M on the Bund’s recipe for success as Shanghai’s fine dining restaurant celebrates its 20th anniversary?

Pioneering eatery on city’s historic Bund – known for its signature dishes and riverside terrace – has survived many challenges, says Australian restaurateur Michelle Garnaut

12 May 2019 - 4:00PM

Pioneering eatery on city’s historic Bund – known for its signature dishes and riverside terrace – has survived many challenges, says Australian restaurateur Michelle Garnaut

What’s M on the Bund’s recipe for success as Shanghai’s fine dining restaurant celebrates its 20th anniversary?
Chinese millennials love to ski — how are the smart brands adapting to this boom?

The sport – unknown in the nation a decade ago – is being embraced by young people ahead of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

13 Apr 2019 - 4:00PM

The sport – unknown in the nation a decade ago – is being embraced by young people ahead of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Chinese millennials love to ski — how are the smart brands adapting to this boom?
Opinion | From KOLs to LOLs: size does count with Chinese social media influencers

It’s recognised guidance to work with various smaller influencers rather than one big KOL

6 Apr 2019 - 4:00PM

It’s recognised guidance to work with various smaller influencers rather than one big KOL

From KOLs to LOLs: size does count with Chinese social media influencers
What wealthy Chinese travellers expect from a holiday — at home

With more luxury options becoming available in their own country, affluent Chinese travellers are sure to be looking closer to home in the future

2 Feb 2019 - 5:55AM

With more luxury options becoming available in their own country, affluent Chinese travellers are sure to be looking closer to home in the future

What wealthy Chinese travellers expect from a holiday — at home
Opinion | Why Apple is wrong to blame Chinese consumers for its falling sales

The nation’s luxury sector is strong thanks to continuing Chinese consumer demand for high-end goods – at home and abroad, says Nick Cakebread

9 Jan 2019 - 5:01PM

The nation’s luxury sector is strong thanks to continuing Chinese consumer demand for high-end goods – at home and abroad, says Nick Cakebread

Why Apple is wrong to blame Chinese consumers for its falling sales
5 things to look out for in the China luxury market in 2019

What can the D&G scandal and other events this year, in the mainland’s ever changing market, tell us about the next 12 months, asks Nick Withycombe

23 Dec 2018 - 12:02PM

What can the D&G scandal and other events this year, in the mainland’s ever changing market, tell us about the next 12 months, asks Nick Withycombe

5 things to look out for in the China luxury market in 2019
How green has become the new gold for luxury Chinese travellers

The ‘China Insight Report: Next-Gen Luxury Leaders: Affluent Chinese Families’ shows sustainability and wellness are top priorities

1 Dec 2018 - 12:02PM

The ‘China Insight Report: Next-Gen Luxury Leaders: Affluent Chinese Families’ shows sustainability and wellness are top priorities

How green has become the new gold for luxury Chinese travellers
What did we learn from Alibaba’s record US$30.8 billion Singles’ Day sale?

This year witnessed a 27 per cent rise compared to 2017 at the event also known as Double 11

17 Nov 2018 - 9:00AM

This year witnessed a 27 per cent rise compared to 2017 at the event also known as Double 11

What did we learn from Alibaba’s record US$30.8 billion Singles’ Day sale?
How smartphone apps are connecting China's millennial luxury travellers

ILTM China travel event – held to promote nation’s luxury tourism industry – hears smartphone apps are key to travel firms connecting with holidaymakers

11 Nov 2018 - 4:02PM

ILTM China travel event – held to promote nation’s luxury tourism industry – hears smartphone apps are key to travel firms connecting with holidaymakers

How smartphone apps are connecting China's millennial luxury travellers
How to reach China's real big spenders: Gen X

People born from the mid-1960s to about 1980 may not be as sexy or make the headlines, but they’re a sensible, knowledgeable driver of high-end spending

13 Oct 2018 - 10:04AM

People born from the mid-1960s to about 1980 may not be as sexy or make the headlines, but they’re a sensible, knowledgeable driver of high-end spending

How to reach China's real big spenders: Gen X
Why Chinese 'Sporty Bitch' fitness blogger 'dares to say what everyone thinks'

The Chinese KOL, whose forthright comments have gained a big following, began writing after growing tired of misleading fitness and lifestyle tips

7 Oct 2018 - 1:02PM

The Chinese KOL, whose forthright comments have gained a big following, began writing after growing tired of misleading fitness and lifestyle tips

Why Chinese 'Sporty Bitch' fitness blogger 'dares to say what everyone thinks'
How to show China's wine lovers a good time

With the mainland set to become the world’s second-largest market by 2020, the East is set to be red, white and rosé, opening up a host of opportunities for vendors and importers

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

With the mainland set to become the world’s second-largest market by 2020, the East is set to be red, white and rosé, opening up a host of opportunities for vendors and importers

How to show China's wine lovers a good time
When it comes to China marketing, what’s new may not be what’s best

WeChat is still the safest platform for luxury brands to promote their products, and choosing the right digital influencer is key

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

WeChat is still the safest platform for luxury brands to promote their products, and choosing the right digital influencer is key

When it comes to China marketing, what’s new may not be what’s best
What are Porsche, Mercedes and Tesla doing to ignite China's passion for luxury cars

Porsche shows that bigger is better on WeChat, while Tesla flaunts technology and Mercedes-Benz flashes lifestyle exclusivity in China, where women are key decision makers

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Porsche shows that bigger is better on WeChat, while Tesla flaunts technology and Mercedes-Benz flashes lifestyle exclusivity in China, where women are key decision makers

What are Porsche, Mercedes and Tesla doing to ignite China's passion for luxury cars
Chinese consumers will drive future of electric cars, says Porsche China CEO

German carmaker to invest US$6.9 billion in electric vehicle production and also target younger drivers in nation – its biggest market for past three years

6 Aug 2018 - 12:02PM

German carmaker to invest US$6.9 billion in electric vehicle production and also target younger drivers in nation – its biggest market for past three years

Chinese consumers will drive future of electric cars, says Porsche China CEO
Why luxury brands love China’s new ‘Wonder Dads’

Affluent fathers in China are engaging in parenting in new ways, and more brands are exploring dad-child dynamics in their campaigns

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Affluent fathers in China are engaging in parenting in new ways, and more brands are exploring dad-child dynamics in their campaigns

Why luxury brands love China’s new ‘Wonder Dads’
China’s ‘Spicy Mums’: luxury-spending powerhouses who live by word of WeChat groups

No price is too great – whether on education, experiences or clothes – as rich mainland parents strive to ensure their children achieve elite status in life

8 Jul 2018 - 4:01PM

No price is too great – whether on education, experiences or clothes – as rich mainland parents strive to ensure their children achieve elite status in life

China’s ‘Spicy Mums’: luxury-spending powerhouses who live by word of WeChat groups
The KOL bubble: how brands can earn the trust of China’s affluent demographic

Some key opinion leaders do have loyal followings, but with so many now on the scene, luxury brands might consider more creative ways to work with those who inspire

4 Jul 2018 - 3:04PM

Some key opinion leaders do have loyal followings, but with so many now on the scene, luxury brands might consider more creative ways to work with those who inspire

The KOL bubble: how brands can earn the trust of China’s affluent demographic
The best way for a luxury brand to find success in China? Be there

Many businesses don’t do so well in the world’s biggest market because they don’t make efforts to localise or to understand the evolving luxury customer base

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Many businesses don’t do so well in the world’s biggest market because they don’t make efforts to localise or to understand the evolving luxury customer base

The best way for a luxury brand to find success in China? Be there
8 ways WeChat can help luxury brands reach Chinese consumers

The popular messaging app has a host of capabilities which enable businesses within and outside China to their reach their potential

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

The popular messaging app has a host of capabilities which enable businesses within and outside China to their reach their potential

8 ways WeChat can help luxury brands reach Chinese consumers
How US luxury brands conquered China

Brands including Coach, Tiffany & Co., Estée Lauder and Michael Kors have become popular in China by working on Chinese online platforms and working with Chinese influencers

20 May 2018 - 10:00AM

Brands including Coach, Tiffany & Co., Estée Lauder and Michael Kors have become popular in China by working on Chinese online platforms and working with Chinese influencers

How US luxury brands conquered China
Yoox-Net-a-Porter Group, China, boss Claire Chung says luxury brands need to understand the new generation

Chung says the younger generation of Chinese shoppers have different values and interests, and brands need to develop strategies that are targeted at new Chinese consumers and make use of Chinese platforms

14 May 2018 - 10:55AM

Chung says the younger generation of Chinese shoppers have different values and interests, and brands need to develop strategies that are targeted at new Chinese consumers and make use of Chinese platforms

Yoox-Net-a-Porter Group, China, boss Claire Chung says luxury brands need to understand the new generation
What’s China’s new luxury status symbol? A curvy butt

Memberships of high-end gyms – and social media posts of toned people breaking a sweat – soar as fitness is seen as an aspirational must-do activity

10 May 2018 - 10:32AM

Memberships of high-end gyms – and social media posts of toned people breaking a sweat – soar as fitness is seen as an aspirational must-do activity

What’s China’s new luxury status symbol? A curvy butt