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Why Neiman Marcus Is Where the Young and Wealthy Want to Shop

Inflation and rising interest rates have taken a toll on U.S. CEO confidence. In the latest The Conference Board survey, nearly 70% of CEOs expect a recession to result from the Federal Reserve’s tightening monetary policy – 57% see a short, mild recession coming and 11% a challenging one. Another 20% expect an extended period […]

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Louis Vuitton Leans Into the Slippery Slope of Culture as the Calls for Equity Grow

In LVMH’s recent earnings call reporting fourth quarter and year-end 2021 results, CEO Bernard Arnault took a victory lap. He reported record-breaking financial results, with revenues reaching $73 billion on organic growth of 36% over 2020 and 14% compared to 2019 and profit from recurring operations at $19.5 billion that doubled over 2020 and rose […]

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Luxury Brands Have A New More Intentional Consumer

Against a backdrop brought on by the pandemic, including supply chain snags, rising inflation and on-going geopolitical turmoil, luxury brands face another challenge. The consumers who are emerging post-pandemic are coming to the luxury market with new priorities and expectations from luxury brands. “Customers tastes and interests have changed. Their attitudes toward shopping have changed. […]

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Pearls Are Riding a Wave of Renewed Popularity

For too long, pearl jewelry has been an afterthought for jewelers, a category of a few necklace strands and earrings they felt compelled to carry, but nothing to get excited about. That is starting to change. Pearls are having their fashion moment, spurred on by designers like Dolce and Gabbana, Prada, Givenchy, Dior, Versace, Miu […]

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Amazon’s Hold on Millennials Is Steadfast, But Competitors Can Break Its Clutches

Since its inception, Jeff Bezos has been playing the long game at Amazon. He put everyone on notice in his first shareholder letter in 1997: “We believe that a fundamental measure of our success will be shareholder value we create over the long term. We choose to prioritize growth.” Profits took a back seat to […]

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