Luxury Goods

From Bling to Low-Key Luxe: How China Is Influencing the Luxury Market

Martin Nieri | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Martin Nieri

Spend, spend, spend: London's retailers were rubbing their hands together in anticipation at the start of October, and not because of any early pre-Christmas splurge from UK shoppers. The glimmer in their eyes was down to an influx of thousands of Chinese tourists, who see London as one of the bona fide luxury centres of the world...

Charlie Thomas

Would You Fake It?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK

Pressures on our wallets has led to 22% of shoppers knowingly buying fake fashion goods, forcing genuine luxury retailers to lose out. The research...

This is Time Well Spent!

Marianne Abib-Pech | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Abib-Pech

Singapore-based Melvyn Teillol-Foo, founder of PuristSPro, a reference website for watch lovers in Asia, collects with and for his wife and speaks fondly of the first double purchase they ever made - the Omega Constella-tion 5125.

Charlie Thomas

Why Britons Are Renting More Than Just Houses

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

A growing number of companies are renting out goods and services as a result of consumers seeking short-term solutions - and the trend is set to conti...

North Korea: Luxury Goods and Squandered Money?

Colin Pattinson | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK
Colin Pattinson

North Korea's imports of luxury goods amounted to $584.8million last year. This is a clear jump from previous year's statistics, as the total for 2009 was $322.5million and in 2010 it was $446.2million.

How Luxury Has Survived the Economic Downturn

Caroline Stanbury | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Stanbury

When the recession hit in 2007, the majority of economists and retail commentators predicted that the luxury retail market would not fare well, but five years on it has not only survived, but prospered. Only last month Burberry Group posted a 24 per cent surge in its 2011 profits and Richemont (the third largest luxury group and owner of Cartier) posted a sharp increase in sales of €2.62bn.