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Luxury in a Post-Covid World

Letting no crisis go to waste, the MBB big-three consulting firms – McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, and Bain & Company – have all come out with their post-coronavirus predictions for the luxury market. I’ve spent hours digesting their reports, including interviewing Bain’s Claudia D’Aprizio, who is arguably the world’s leading authority on the […]

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All Eyes Are on China for Luxury’s Recovery, But Future Success There Is Not Guaranteed

Since the 2008/2009 recession, China has effectively become the tail that wags the dog of the global luxury market. That’s because China was largely unaffected by the economic downturn that battered the market throughout the rest of the world. Not only that, Chinese consumers, with their growing economic power, expressed a heady appetite for luxury […]

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What Millennials Are Looking For To Decorate Their Homes

Now that Millennials, the largest American generation in history some 80 million strong, are aging into the prime years for buying home furnishings, it should be glory days for furniture and home furnishings stores. But that is decidedly not the case. Through November 2019, retail sales in that segment were up only .4%, while retail […]

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LVMH Sees Luxury’s Future in Mission-Driven MadHappy

LVMH has a lock on the current luxury market. Its latest financial report testifies to that, with 16% revenue growth for the first nine months of 2019 to reach € 38.4 billion in revenue. That comes on top of 10% year-over-year growth in 2018 on €46.8 billion in sales. LVMH is the biggest and baddest […]

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Luxury Streetwear: Will It Be the End of Luxury As We Know It?

Luxury brands are hitting the street, literally. Street-inspired fashion is popping up all across the luxury spectrum. It has created such pairings as Gucci and Dapper Dan, Louis Vuitton and Supreme, Ralph Lauren and Palace, Fendi and Fila and Chanel and Pharrell Williams. Most of these are limited-edition collaborations, but LVMH brought on Virgil Abloh, […]

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