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FEATURED The Business of Fashion: Luxury’s China Report Card: Who’s Winning and Why

LVMH and Hermès saw sales surge in the first quarter of the year, buoyed by strong demand in China. What lessons can other brands learn from their strategies? Last month, luxury giants celebrated a strong start to the year. LVMH reported on April 13 that sales from its fashion business grew

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NEWSLETTER The Land of the Rising Sun – Japan Stands Strong

With the Olympics scheduled to start in the next 3 months, all eyes will be looking at Japan’s return to the world stage. Japan has not had this kind of global exposure in a long while, with the spotlight taken by the rapid growth of neighboring China.  Yet, for many brands, Japan remains

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FEATURED Forbes: China’s Insatiable Demand for Luxury Goods Gets Own Cargo Route

Alibaba’s logistics arm is launching direct cargo flights between Singapore and China’s Hainan Island, seeking to bolster the supply of luxury goods for voracious Chinese shoppers after the pandemic halted global travel. Cainiao Smart Logistics Network Ltd. will run the first direct freight flight from Singapore to the city of

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NEWSLETTER The Hainan Luxury Hotspot – Fad or Trend?

Over Chinese New Year this past February, the Champs-Élysées in Paris, Via Montenapoleone in Milan, and Oxford Street in London were all empty, in stark contrast with the previous year. Meanwhile, during that same span the duty-free sales volume in Hainan surpassed 1.5 billion RMB (230 million USD), with average daily

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FEATURED Spa Handbook: Luxury Travel in the Post COVID-19 World

Agility Research’s Affluent Traveller TrendLens Report finds reasons to be optimistic about the return of luxury travel. Amrita Banta highlights the report’s most interesting insights Limitations in international travel brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic are clearly affecting the bottom line not only of travel and hospitality brands, but of the luxury

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The Much Awaited TrendLens Insights and Data for 2021 Is Now Ready

We are excited to let you know that the TrendLens™ 2021 data and insights are now ready!   TrendLens™ 2021 is an essential solution for brands to tap into the pulse of affluent consumers across key markets, to help win wallet share! Through interviewing over 5,000 HNW and UHNW individuals on their 2021 outlook,

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FEATURED Business of Fashion: Young Chinese Are Criticising Consumerism. What Does This Mean for Fashion?

There’s a small but growing movement against heavy spending in the world’s largest fashion market as more young people feel disillusioned with materialism. “Are people slowly waking up from the slumber of consumerism?” a user on Zhihu recently asked his peers. While it’s true that most people visiting the popular

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FEATURED Business of Fashion: Luxury’s Southeast Asia E-Commerce Opportunity

Growing demand for luxury goods is coinciding with an e-commerce boom in key markets like Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, but brands are behind the curve. China’s seemingly unstoppable rise as a luxury spending powerhouse has, in recent years, crowned its shoppers the be-all and end-all for high-end brands. “Southeast Asia’s

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NEWSLETTER Agility’s Luxury Leaders Study – A Better Year Ahead

At the start of each year we speak with some of the most prominent global leaders in the premium and luxury space, across key sectors such as wealth management and finance, automotive, luxury fashion retail, cosmetics and fragrance, and travel and hospitality, to understand how they view their industry’s prospects, what their

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FEATURED Jing Daily: 7 Luxury Sectors Chinese Consumers Love Post-COVID

Key Takeaways: The adoption of a healthier, minimalist lifestyle pushed consumers to embrace the Dieter Rams mantra: “Less, but better.” Instead of pursuing trends and the latest fashions, Chinese luxury shoppers want investment pieces. The second Wave Of The Trend Lens consumer study conducted by Agility Research & Strategy shows

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