MISCELLANEOUS - 20 January 2016 - by BlogLux
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12 luxury British Brands of Tomorrow

       ​Walpole has revealed the 12 up-and-coming luxury brands selected for the 2015 Brands of Tomorrow programme, in association with Mishcon de Reya, at a launch event at The Savoy, London. Now in its eighth year, the programme provides a year-long series of workshops and...
BUSINESS - 13 January 2016 - by BlogLux
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Angela Ahrendts: the woman aiming to make Apple a luxury brand

  In Danny Boyle’s gripping Steve Jobs film, the talkie action is set before a series of product launches. The issue that’s repeatedly revisited by the Jobs character is the prime importance of technical development. In a tech company such as Apple, that’s hardly a s...

BUSINESS - 11 January 2016 - by Eoin Cooney
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The future of retail

  Once upon a time the wholesale model was very straightforward. Retailers purchased stock from brands which they then sold on to customers in their stores. The contract between the retailer and brand was binding and if the stock didn’t sell at full price it went into sale. This rel...

FASHION - 11 January 2016 - by BlogLux
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Dolce & Gabbana launches luxury hijab collection

Dolce & Gabbana Launches Hijabs And Abayas As Middle Eastern Luxury Market Hits $8.7 Billion.   This week, Dolce & Gabbana made its smartest move in years when the Italian fashion house launched its first collection of abayas and hijabs. While growth in luxury&n...

BUSINESS - 04 January 2016 - by BlogLux
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Apple Takes A Bite Out Of Luxury Retail

  Is Apple looking to recreate its in-store retail experience? Recent moves by the electronics giant would suggest yes — and the makeover has a decidedly lux feel. In light of the company’s addition of new high ticket price products in the physical retail environment and the i...

BUSINESS - 29 December 2015 - by BlogLux
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5 Predictions for China's luxury industry in 2016

As 2015 comes to a close, we’re not only looking back at the year in review for our year-end coverage, but also analyzing what lies ahead for China’s luxury industry in 2016. Based on the developments in the industry we’ve been seeing over the past year, here are our ...

BUSINESS - 28 December 2015 - by BlogLux
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Yoox & Net-a-porter Merge

  Media hype and heightened market scrutiny swirled for months over the merger between the Yoox and Net-a-porter groups, ever since the combination was revealed in March. Asked why all the buzz, Federico Marchetti, chief executive officer of the newly formed Yoox&...

INTERVIEWS - 22 December 2015 - by BlogLux
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Theo Fennell's Concerns for the Luxury Industry

Theo Fennell, creative director at Theo Fennell, talks with Francine Lacqua about changes to the luxury industry over the last 20 years and what he sees as his biggest challenges over the next year. He speaks on "The Pulse."   ​

MISCELLANEOUS - 18 December 2015 - by Alex Mason
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The rise of niche networking

From niche job board to leading luxury talents social network Back in 2007 Founded by a team of recruitment consultants, JOBLUX was, when it started in 2007, embracing the rise of online recruitment and recruitment website trend. Especially the highly thriving niche recruitment w...

ARTS - 12 December 2015 - by BlogLux
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Louis Vuitton takes bespoke heritage to Miami’s Design District

French leather goods maker Louis Vuitton is giving enthusiasts a glimpse into the heart of its brand through a new atelier-based museum. The second Louis Vuitton retrospective space developed by the brand within a year’s time offers consumers a more intimate and personal look into the h...

LIFESTYLE - 10 December 2015 - by BlogLux
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Designing Christmas luxury

For many of us, Christmas has become a season of consumerism, a period associated with excess and indulgence - a time of both thoughtful selection and last minute panic purchases. For those of us working with premium and luxury brands it’s an interesting time, as both gift-giving and recei...

BUSINESS - 03 December 2015 - by Alex Mason
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Paris attacks: What it means for luxury retail

  Retail and luxury consumer goods have been in focus following the terror attacks in Paris last week, with analysts predicting a dent in demand due to declining tourism in the French capital. France is one of the leading luxury markets in world, with people traveling from all over th...

FASHION - 17 November 2015 - by BlogLux
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Why people buy counterfeits ?

Status-seekers don't have to go to New York or Los Angeles to find luxury knockoffs. They can pick up counterfeit handbags, shoes, belts or sunglasses right here at flea markets, storefront shops, sidewalk stands, “purse parties” and, unwittingly, even high-end department stores....

FASHION - 04 November 2015 - by BlogLux
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Hermès profits rise

Hermès, the French luxury group known for its leather handbags and silk scarves, grew profits by a comfortable amount in the first half despite a slowdown in China. The family-controlled group reported net income of €483m in the six months to June, in line with analysts' est...

JEWELRY & WATCHES - 04 September 2015 - by BlogLux
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LVMH Headhunt Apple Executive

Ian Rogers, the music executive at Apple who stunned the industry last week with news of his departure, has revealed his new job: chief digital officer at LVMH, whose brands include Louis Vuitton and Moët & Chandon. Mr. Rogers, 43, was in charge of the radio portion of Apple&r...

LIFESTYLE - 21 July 2015 - by BlogLux
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Kering sues Alibaba

​ The owner of luxury brands that include Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent has for the second time in a year sued Alibaba over what it says are sales of counterfeit goods on the Chinese e-commerce giant’s websites. The luxury company, Kering, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan, a spo...

FASHION - 26 May 2015 - by BlogLux
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Luxury goods value overtime...

  Luxury brands are consistently designing new merchandise, whether a new “It” handbag or jewelry piece, but while the price tag may be high today, it may lose its luster and appeal over time. Certain brands have established a timelessness through iconic items that transcend se...