Posts Tagged ‘Conspicuous Consumption’

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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Luxury-car brands Shift Marketing Strategy

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 28, 2009

To boost sales, luxury-vehicle brands are now offering incentives and using marketing approaches that focus on fuel efficiency.  (Miami Herald)

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Business Drying Up for Luxury Phone Makers

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 27, 2009

Got a few grand to spare for a $3,000 phone? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Nobody does — and that’s a problem for the makers of luxury phones, such as Motorola, Bang & Olufsen, LG and Vertu. (Wired)

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The Recession Impression

Posted by Lauren Proctor on August 27, 2009

On Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers imploded, the world tilted and all the Fiji Artesian water came tumbling off the table, crashing along with the stock market.
Suddenly the conspicuous consumer became the conspicuous couponOn Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers imploded, the world tilted and all the Fiji Artesian water came tumbling off the table, crashing along with the stock market. Suddenly the conspicuous consumer became the conspicuous coupon clipper. (Marketing Daily)On Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers imploded, the world tilted and all the Fiji Artesian water came tumbling off the table, crashing along with the stock market.

On Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers imploded, the world tilted and all the Fiji artesian water came tumbling off the table, crashing along with the stock market.

Suddenly the conspicuous consumer became the conspicuous coupon clipper. (Marketing Daily)

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