Luxury Goods

The Myth Of Magnificence: Price, Perception And Why Provenance In Luxury Matters

Melissa Wheeler | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Style
Melissa Wheeler

To cite Oscar Wilde, too many of us know the price of everything, but the value of nothing. Thankfully, transparency is now determining price tags much more than before and consumers will vote with their purses. Economics of scale state that it's the global companies who have the most capacity to foster systemic change, so let's hope that 'luxury' leads the way.

The Luxury Goods Industry Deserves State Aid

Harjeet Johal | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Harjeet Johal

The substance behind the style of our Prime Minister is beginning to reveal itself. But she should turn to the luxury goods sector for more than her kitten heels. As within the stitch-work is woven national salvation.

Are Peer-to-Peer Lenders in the UK Being Compensated for the Risk They Take?

Salman Shaheen | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK
Salman Shaheen

Peer-to-peer lending is a booming market in the UK. According to the Peer 2 Peer Finance Association, cumulative lending at the end of the second quar...

A Few Words About Luxury

Emil Kotomin | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Style
Emil Kotomin

The discussion that ensued prompted me to write this note, partly - to summarise my thoughts on why the term "affordable luxury" is an oxymoron crafted by people with a profound lack of understanding as to what "luxury" really means.

Yes, That Is An iPhone With Putin's Face Engraved In Gold On The Back

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

The iPhone is a truly revolutionary product that's in the hands of millions of people -- and that's precisely the problem. How are you supposed to sta...

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? | 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 | 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.