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Luxury Brands Must Prepare For A Reset: Here’s The How And Why

Over the last three years, the luxury market has experienced a whirlwind of change. In the lead-up to the pandemic, the personal luxury goods market grew 7 percent in 2019, reaching $300 billion globally. Then in 2020, it suffered a sharp decline, dropping an unprecedented 22 percent to $235 billion, followed by a remarkable rebound […]

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HENRYs Are Preparing For An Economic Downturn: Luxury Brands Must Too

Peloton, the maker of high-end, digitally-enhanced exercise equipment that enjoyed a bump during the pandemic only to crash spectacularly afterwards, just announced it is laying off 500 employees, about 12 percent of its existing workforce following three rounds of layoffs earlier this year. Store closures accounted for most of the last round in June, but […]

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What Web 3.0 And Changing Consumer Psychographics Mean For Luxury Brands

Web 3.0 is coming fast. While it still hasn’t been fully realized, it promises to mark the end of the domination of the internet by power platforms, like Google, Facebook and Twitter and put users in charge. “This third generation of internet services will be the catalyst for a new internet, connecting data-driven technologies like […]

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With Recession on the Horizon, Luxury Consumers Are Feeling Déjà Vu

Up until the 2008/2009 Great Recession, conventional wisdom held that affluent consumers were immune to economic downturns. The assumption was their higher levels of income and wealth sheltered them when prices rise and the economy tanks. But during the last recession, that conventional wisdom didn’t hold. Luxury consumers felt the pain and reacted just like […]

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Conspicuous Consumption Is Back as Higher Luxury Prices Drives Demand

The personal luxury goods market has come through the most disruptive year in recent history and emerged on the other side stronger than ever. After reaching a global high of $307 billion in 2019, industry sales dropped a whopping 22% in 2020 only to recover and even top it in 2021, reaching $309 billion, according […]

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