The latest news cycle has revealed chasms growing in the land of luxury: In late July, LVMH, home of storied Louis Vuitton brand, reported that first half 2016 sales of its flagship fashion and leather luxury goods segment dropped .8% from same period last year. Then, on the cusp of NY Fashion Week, Tim Gunn […]
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Luxury Brands: Tell New Stories for Your Most Profitable Customers
Brands need new stories to tell that connect with the next generation’s values and mindset In a recent Adweek article about five trends shaping the future of retail, Christopher Brace, CEO at Syntegrate Consulting, made it crystal clear: Brands need to tell new stories to capture the next generation customers. On the need for effective story […]
Will the 2016 Presidential Election Hurt Luxury Retail?
At a recent conference I ran into a colleague and friend who comes from the retailing side of the luxury market. As most conversations these days turn to this crazy election, my friend casually mentioned from a 20+ year perspective that presidential election years are tough for luxury retailers. This was followed closely by Bain […]