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Ex-CEO of Calvin Klein Talks About Tapestry, Michael Kors and American Luxury

The latest financial releases from American luxury stalwarts Tapestry (Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman) and Michael Kors (MK and Jimmy Choo) showed strong performances this year. With retail up 5.5% year-over-year through July, prospects look good for the rest of the year. Both companies reported outstanding gains on the topline: Tapestry up 31% in both 4Q18 and […]

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Testosterone Is the Hormone that Drives Men Wild for Luxury

Consistently in my research with luxury consumers, I have found men more predisposed than women to luxury purchases. They typically spend more on luxury goods and services than women in Unity Marketing surveys and are more willing to own interest in luxury consumption in interviews and other qualitative research. I’ve attributed these gender differences in […]

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Why Are Jewelry Retailers Saying ‘I Don’t’ To Lab-Grown Diamonds If Millennials Say ‘I Do’?

The $80 billion mined-diamond industry is at a tipping point as man-made diamonds are offering consumers a new option. When consumers are given a choice between buying a 1 carat mined diamond for $5,000 or a bigger 1.25 carat lab-grown diamond for the same price, more people are opting for the bigger lab-grown stone. It is […]

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High-End Homes Not Flying So High: Disruption in the Luxury Real Estate Market

Zillow predicts that 2018 will shape up to be an even hotter real estate market than in 2017. An analysis conducted by Zillow Research, a division of Zillow Group that operates the Zillow real estate marketplace, found that homes sold faster than ever in 2017 largely due to shrinking inventory. Buyers will be constrained by […]

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JennAir’s New Brand and New Look for the Next Generation Luxury Home Owner

Whirlpool chose the recent Architectural Digest Design Show to introduce its new JennAir branding along with a full line of 70 appliances that express the new image. JennAir is at the “pinnacle of Whirlpool’s family of appliance brands,” says Jon Hall, JennAir marketing director, “where we have a responsibility to drive progress in appliances for the modern luxury […]

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