LuxuryLab Daily Digest

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 7, 2009

Magazine Publishers Plan Digital Store (Financial Times)
Time Inc is leading an industry-wide joint venture to create a digital store for magazines as a way for publishers to avoid surrendering their digital future to the likes of Amazon.com or Apple.

Neiman Marcus Gifts Go Luxury Lite (The Globe and Mail)
Neiman Marcus, whose holiday gift catalogue is a hallmark of opulence, unveiled a “lite” version for 2009 Tuesday, offering an Icon sports plane for a mere $250,000 (U.S.), a $105,000 Jaguar car and a $25,000 cupcake-shaped car.

Inconspicuous Consumption (The New Yorker)
For all the uncertainty about the current state of the economy, everyone is sure of one thing: this recession has permanently remade American consumers, turning them from spendthrifts into tightwads.

McQueen: Leaping Lizards (New York Times)
On my way out of the extraordinary Alexander McQueen show tonight at the Bercy sports complex—streamed live onto the Internet by SHOWstudio.com—I stopped in the control room to ask Nick Knight, the director, how he thought things had gone.

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Inconspicuous Consumption

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 7, 2009

For all the uncertainty about the current state of the economy, everyone is sure of one thing: this recession has permanently remade American consumers, turning them from spendthrifts into tightwads. (The New Yorker)

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Neiman Marcus Gifts Go Luxury Lite

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 7, 2009

Neiman Marcus, whose holiday gift catalogue is a hallmark of opulence, unveiled a “lite” version for 2009 Tuesday, offering an Icon sports plane for a mere $250,000 (U.S.), a $105,000 Jaguar car and a $25,000 cupcake-shaped car. (The Globe and Mail)

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Magazine Publishers Plan Digital Store

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 7, 2009

Time Inc is leading an industry-wide joint venture to create a digital store for magazines as a way for publishers to avoid surrendering their digital future to the likes of Amazon.com or Apple. (Financial Times)

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LuxuryLab Daily Digest

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 6, 2009

Putting Your Money Where Your Style Is (New York Times)
At a time when some of the fashion industry’s most beloved labels, from Christian Lacroix to Véronique Branquinho, are declaring bankruptcy, what would you pay to keep your favorite designer in business?

Luxury Goes Local in Asia (New York Times)
Could Ulan Bator be the new front line for luxury goods makers? 

‘I’ll Trade You a Dior for the D&G’ (New York Times)
It’s a sunny Sunday afternoon in late summer, but about 30 hip young women are milling around inside a nail salon in East London.

African Wealth and African Style at a Glamorous Juncture (New York Times)
Sub-Saharan Africa does not bring to mind an image of a woman with perfectly manicured nails flipping through glossy magazines in search of the latest handbag or celebrity haircut. Yet such women are there, and in far greater numbers than the news media’s portrayal of Africa might suggest.

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African Wealth and African Style at a Glamorous Juncture

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 6, 2009

Sub-Saharan Africa does not bring to mind an image of a woman with perfectly manicured nails flipping through glossy magazines in search of the latest handbag or celebrity haircut. Yet such women are there, and in far greater numbers than the news media’s portrayal of Africa might suggest. (New York Times)

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‘I’ll Trade You a Dior for the D&G’

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 6, 2009

It’s a sunny Sunday afternoon in late summer, but about 30 hip young women are milling around inside a nail salon in East London. (New York Times)

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Luxury Goes Local in Asia

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 6, 2009

Could Ulan Bator be the new front line for luxury goods makers? (New York Times)

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Putting Your Money Where Your Style Is

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 6, 2009

At a time when some of the fashion industry’s most beloved labels, from Christian Lacroix to Véronique Branquinho, are declaring bankruptcy, what would you pay to keep your favorite designer in business? (New York Times)

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LuxuryLab Daily Digest

Posted by Lauren Proctor on October 5, 2009

Exclusivity For All (New York Times)
It’s hard to overstate the degree to which habits of thrift and frugality have taken on the cast of virtue in the past year.

Social Shopping Community Increases Conversions by 162% at Juicy Couture (Internet Retailing)
Upmarket fashion brand Juicy Couture has seen substantial increases in page views, average time spent on the site and conversations since adding its Club Couture social shopping community to its site.

The Anti-laws of Luxury Marketing #10 (Branding Strategy Insider)
Communicate to those whom you are not targeting.

Tag Heuer Looking Beyond the Metros (Business Standard)
Swiss luxury watch maker Tag Heuer is now looking beyond the metros. The company, which has seen its share in the estimated Rs 1,200 crore Indian luxury watches market, grow to 8 per cent, will multiply its presence in the country through multi-branded outlets in the smaller cities.

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