Posts Tagged ‘Neiman Marcus’

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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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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LuxuryLab Daily Digest

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 11, 2009

Attempting a Stimulus Package For Retailers (New York Times)
New York City, for one night, seemed to forget that there was a recession.

“Consumer is King” as Luxury Goods Houses Rethink Their Strategy (News Blaze)
“The consumer is king” and will benefit from the global economic recession as luxury houses rethink their business strategy, writes Tina Gaudoin, editor-in-chief of WSJ.

High End Fashion’s Moment of Truth (New York Times)
The fabric in the hands of Thakoon Panichgul, one of Michelle Obama’s favorite designers, is exquisite.

Neiman Marcus Opens first Northwest Store (Bloomberg)
Neiman Marcus Group Inc. will open its first store in the Pacific Northwest tomorrow, betting luxury retail can survive the recession in Seattle suburbs where median income is as much as four times the U.S. average.

Recession Forcing Retailers to Think Small (AP)
The Great Recession and Americans’ retreat into thriftiness are teaching retailers a new lesson: How to survive when consumers are focused on “needs” rather than “wants.”

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Neiman Opens First Northwest Store, With a Magic Johnson Assist

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 11, 2009

Neiman Marcus Group Inc. will open its first store in the Pacific Northwest tomorrow, betting luxury retail can survive the recession in Seattle suburbs where median income is as much as four times the U.S. average. (Bloomberg)

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When Cheap Is Exclusive

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 7, 2009

Hard times for luxury retailers are good times for discount fashion websites.  The racks of expensive gowns and shoes sit, serene and mostly untouched, on the floors of Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s and almost every fancy department store. (The Economist)

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