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Why Tiffany Fails & Brands like James Avery Succeed

Last week Tiffany gave a depressing report on its two-month holiday sales. U.S. store sales were down 7% from previous year. That caused the company to give a sobering expectation for the full year, with expected net earnings to decline by 10%. But while Tiffany is struggling on New York’s Fifth Avenue, the jewelry market […]

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Millennial Weath Wave: When It Arrives, Will Your Brand Be Ready?

At a recent NYC Luxury Marketing Council meeting, Linda Ong, ceo of TruthCo., an omnichannel branding firm, said: “In 2017 Millennials will eclipse Baby Boomers in luxury spending.”   Sounds impressive and reassuring. But whether or not this prediction is true, this sound bite says nothing about what it means for your particular brand. Nor […]

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Blue Nile: Internet Disruptor Makes the Virtual, Real

Founded in 1999, Blue Nile set out to disrupt the way people buy diamonds, with a special focus on the engagement ring bridal market, skimming the cream off of traditional jewelry stores’ business. The idea of selling engagement rings online grew directly from founder Mark Vadon’s personal experience trying to buy an engagement ring.  After […]

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Real Estate Professionals: Are You Stuck Selling New Homes to Yesterday’s Buyers?

Understand the next generation’s needs and longings for home       Back in 1992, my husband and I carved out a 2 acre lot from 20 acres of woodland in Lancaster County, PA, home of the Amish, and built a custom home in the country. We’ve been here ever since, as our sons grew […]

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How Lovesac Is Marketing Home Furnishings in New Luxury Style

A new generation of affluent customers demands a new way of marketing luxury goods and services.  Millennials on the road to affluence don’t want their father’s or their grandfather’s luxury; they want their own! The coming generation of affluent luxury customers brings a whole new set of expectations and ideas about what luxury is and […]

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