Posts Tagged ‘Asia’

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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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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Asian Luxury Market Could Grow Between 5% and 7% Over Next 12 Months

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 29, 2009

Asian consumers are still prepared to dip into their branded wallets to splurge on luxury products despite the global recession. (Channel News Asia)

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LuxuryLab Daily Digest

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 15, 2009

US Twitter Usage Surpasses Earlier Estimates (eMarketer)
In 2009, there will be 18 million US adults who access Twitter on any platform at least monthly. That represents a 200% increase over 2008 levels. Usage will reach 26 million US adults in 2010, a further 44.4% climb.

Luxury Brands Look to China (Harvard Business)
With the future of our global economy still uncertain, more and more executives are looking to China, specifically to the Chinese consumer — who just might be able to lift the global economy out of recession.

W Hotels Worldwide Breaks New Ground with Fashion on a Global Level (Travel Daily News)
W Hotels Worldwide, the hotel category buster and leading industry innovator, unveiled a unique, multi-layered strategy that links the W brand with the global fashion industry while bringing its passion for fashion to life in W Hotels globally.

Six Social Sites Every Fashion Marketer Should Know (Advertising Age)
How a notoriously closed culture is adjusting to social media.

Affluent Singapore Attracts Luxury Retailers in Force (Reuters)
Luxury fashion brands are wafting into Singapore in droves, betting on the city-state’s ambitions of becoming a playground for Asia’s super-rich as it recovers from its worst-ever recession.

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Spas Take Off in Asia

Posted by Lauren Proctor on August 28, 2009

Healthy living is back in style in Asia, which means a revival of ancient Asian wellness techniques – and an explosion of spas.

HUA HIN, Thailand — Yue-Sai Kan — one of the most recognizable women in China with a cosmetics empire and her own TV show — often needs to get away from the grueling pressures and polluted skies of Shanghai and Beijing, where she lives. (Fortune)

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