07/12/2012

The real cost of luxury

One justification for the economic policies that go under the name of reform is that the poor gain by a trickle-down effect. But the effects do not always trickle down.

07/12/2012

Chinese Appetite for Luxury Ebbs

Sales of everything from gold watches to leather handbags are declining, although they are still robust by global standards.

07/10/2012

Top 10 luxury brand mobile efforts of Q2

The app’s home screen lets users navigate to different sections such as two model-dedicated sections for the GT and GTC, the Visualiser customization tool, The V8 Story and Bentley’s Twitter feed.

07/08/2012

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Proving Popular in China and Russia

Axel Harries, head of Mercedes SUV product line, told Autonews Europe that sales of the G-Class, which has been in production since 1979, jumped 50 percent over the past three years mainly due to high demand from Russia and China.

07/02/2012

Louis Vuitton steps up jewellery push with Paris store

LVMH opened a Louis Vuitton jewellery store on Paris's Place Vendome on Monday, hoping to tap in to a fast-growing market for expensive baubles and expand the brand's image beyond leather goods and fashion.

07/02/2012

Top 10 luxury brand social marketers of Q2

Luxury marketers provided their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube followers with new brand information in creative ways that aligned with the spring season.

06/24/2012

Small luxury firms make modest way to global market

Now, with times tough and sales to French and American women sluggish, Cadolle, like many small French luxury firms, finds itself struggling to tap into a $191 billion (122.72 billion pounds) global boom driven by customers from emerging markets.

06/20/2012

5 High-Tech Smart Homes for the Super Rich

More and more high-end properties feature such "smart-home" technologies - professional-grade audio/video systems, plus lights, thermostats, window shades and more that you can control with an Apple (AAPL) iPad or other smart device.