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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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For Neiman Marcus Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Is More Than Just A Month-Long Event

Gabriela Hearst, Carolina Herrera, Johanna Ortiz, Tata Harper, Manolo Blahnik, Oscar de la Renta, Narcisco Rodriquez and Paco Rabanne share more than just being fashion designers. They all trace their heritage from Hispanic and Latino origins. And they all are taking the spotlight in selected Neiman Marcus window displays in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, […]

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NRF’s Optimistic Retail Forecast At Risk

For the last 25 years, the National Retail Federation (NRF) has kicked off the holiday shopping season in early October with its forecast for holiday retail spending, covering the critical November-December retail sales. This year, however, it waited until the end of November to make its prediction, and as per usual, it was exceedingly optimistic. […]

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Luxury Market Will Take Years to Recover from COVID-19

Two of the world’s leading authorities on the luxury market, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Bain and Company, are out with their latest assessments of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the luxury market. Their findings are sobering, at best. What once was a shining light in the consumer market has now gone dark […]