FEATURED Bloomberg: The Virus Has Trapped $111 Billion of Luxury Spending in China

FEATURED Bloomberg: The Virus Has Trapped $111 Billion of Luxury Spending in China

Jeff Meng, a 25-year-old watch lover from a well-heeled Guangdong family, had 160,000 yuan ($22,800) burning a hole in his

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FEATURED Luxury Society: How Affluent Korean Customers Helped Save Their Luxury Market

FEATURED Luxury Society: How Affluent Korean Customers Helped Save Their Luxury Market

Despite an early outbreak of Coronavirus, South Korea’s luxury market showed more resiliency compared to other countries, with major department

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FEATURED Luxury Daily: South Korea is bright spot for luxury in 2020

FEATURED Luxury Daily: South Korea is bright spot for luxury in 2020

The luxury market is not feeling the same COVID-19-related pressure in South Korea as it has in other regions of

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NEWSLETTER South Korea- Resilient in the Covid19 Storm

NEWSLETTER South Korea- Resilient in the Covid19 Storm

While all eyes are on China, our data shows that luxury brands should focus their attention on another important luxury market

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FEATURED Luxury Daily: China’s return gives luxury brands hope of positive global outlook

FEATURED Luxury Daily: China’s return gives luxury brands hope of positive global outlook

Luxury marketers can learn two key post-COVID-19 lessons from China: brands should maintain connections with their loyal VIP shoppers and

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NEWSLETTER What China’s Affluent Rebound Means For The Rest Of The World

NEWSLETTER What China’s Affluent Rebound Means For The Rest Of The World

While much of the world has continued to reel from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, China – the world’s

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FEATURED Jing Daily: Chinese HNWIs Keep on Spending — But on What?

FEATURED Jing Daily: Chinese HNWIs Keep on Spending — But on What?

Experts agree that COVID-19 is no longer simply a transitory economic event, but something much, much larger, with the potential of turning the

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FEATURED Luxury Daily: Luxury executives expect shutdowns to go on for months

FEATURED Luxury Daily: Luxury executives expect shutdowns to go on for months

Half of luxury leaders expect the COVID-19 crisis to go on for a few months before things go back to

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FEATURED The Straits Times: Global pandemic over by June if nations act firmly: China adviser

FEATURED The Straits Times: Global pandemic over by June if nations act firmly: China adviser

As it declares peak over in the country, China says others should learn from its efforts. BEIJING • The global

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FEATURED Vogue Business: The impact of coronavirus shifts west

FEATURED Vogue Business: The impact of coronavirus shifts west

The luxury industry faces a bleak 2020 as shop and manufacturing closures increase in Europe and the US. Key takeaways:

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FEATURED Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Luxury back on Chinese’s shopping lists

FEATURED Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Luxury back on Chinese’s shopping lists

As outbreak hiatus ends, ‘revenge spending’ emerges Chinese shoppers are slowly returning to the glitzy malls and boutiques where they’ve

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FEATURED Forbes: Could ‘Revenge Spending’ Help Retail Recover From Coronavirus?

FEATURED Forbes: Could ‘Revenge Spending’ Help Retail Recover From Coronavirus?

Western retail is just beginning to feel the real effects of the coronavirus outbreak. Initially, some categories actually received a

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FEATURED JingDaily: What Happens When Luxury Becomes too Accessible?

FEATURED JingDaily: What Happens When Luxury Becomes too Accessible?

The Harvard Business Review released a new study questioning the “trickle-down effect” in luxury consumption while presenting an interesting new cultural phenomenon:

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FEATURED Bloomberg: ‘Revenge Spending’ Spurs Chinese Luxury Rebound From Virus

FEATURED Bloomberg: ‘Revenge Spending’ Spurs Chinese Luxury Rebound From Virus

Chinese shoppers are slowly returning to the glitzy malls and boutiques where they’ve been driving growth of the global luxury

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FEATURED Vogue Business: 时尚经济学 |通胀对奢侈品生意的利与弊

FEATURED Vogue Business: 时尚经济学 |通胀对奢侈品生意的利与弊

过去数十年里,中国已经成长为世界第二大的经济体,而中国的奢侈品产业也迎来快速发展期。不过当前情况导致市场发展停滞,也将严重影响全球经济的走势。 三月份以来,中国慢慢开始复工复产,但很难说商业活动和消费信心什么时候能恢复到正常水准。二月中旬,意大利奢侈品牌委员会 Altagamma 联合咨询公司 BCG、资产管理公司 Bernstein 推出调查显示,奢侈品牌高管预估 2020 年行业的整体利润将下滑 3084 亿元,不景气的情况或许要到 2021 年年初才会有所改善。 中国近年逐渐攀升的消费总数和消费信心曾经极大推动了奢侈品市场的发展,但这种好日子或许要到头了。当下,中国通货膨胀隐忧加剧。国家统计局的数据显示,中国居民消费物价指数(CPI)在 2020 年 1 月份同比上升至 5.4%,而 17

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FEATURED Vogue Business: Is the luxury industry threatened by China’s inflation?

FEATURED Vogue Business: Is the luxury industry threatened by China’s inflation?

Over the past number of decades, China has become the world’s second-largest economy and the fastest-growing market for the luxury

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NEWSLETTER The “Covid Correction”

NEWSLETTER The “Covid Correction”

Going through the list of travel and event cancellations for the team and myself  for the next two months got

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FEATURED BBC: The Berry That Keeps Asia Looking Young

FEATURED BBC: The Berry That Keeps Asia Looking Young

The goji berry, which has been part of Chinese culture since the 3rd Century, is now being viewed as one

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FEATURED Vogue Business:卡地亚上天猫,远见卓识还是一招险棋?

FEATURED Vogue Business:卡地亚上天猫,远见卓识还是一招险棋?

在电商经济高速发展的中国,万元珠宝网上卖也许并不是一件特别稀奇的事。但是,当行业领军品牌卡地亚 (Cartier) 也入局将所有产品线全价网上卖的时候,是否预示着这个传统行业下一次变革的大方向? 1月9日,法国奢侈珠宝品牌卡地亚正式宣布在阿里巴巴旗下的天猫奢侈品平台 Luxury Pavilion 开设官方旗舰店,进一步深化在中国的电商战略。此举也是继 2015 年在官网上开设精品店后,卡地亚与中国数字消费者建立进一步联系的全新尝试。 目前,卡地亚的天猫旗舰店内销售珠宝、腕表和配饰在内的全系列产品,并提供刻字、特别礼盒等个性化定制服务,消费者也可通过天猫专有的免息分期付款方式购买。为扩大此次发布在年轻人中的影响力,品牌携手中国时尚偶像王嘉尔发布了两个独家系列:镶钻的新款 Juste un Clou 手镯(售价为 32300 元)和新款 Guirlande 链条手袋(售价为 9350 元)。 卡地亚中国首席执行官

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FEATURED  Vogue Business: Is China ready to buy high jewellery online?

FEATURED Vogue Business: Is China ready to buy high jewellery online?

On 9 January, French high jewellery brand Cartier ramped up its e-commerce strategy in China with the opening of an

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NEWSLETTER 2020 – Stay Agile, Stay Ahead

NEWSLETTER 2020 – Stay Agile, Stay Ahead

2020 is off to a resounding start and within 27 days we see two new years, the latter being the Chinese

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NEWSLETTER 2019 – A YEAR TO REMEMBER

NEWSLETTER 2019 – A YEAR TO REMEMBER

What a great year this has been both for us as a business and team and also for most of

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FEATURED Luxury Daily: Informal, individualized communications key to engaging China’s younger generations

FEATURED Luxury Daily: Informal, individualized communications key to engaging China’s younger generations

China’s millennial and Gen Z audience is looking for brands to speak with them rather than at them, as a study shows

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FEATURED SCMP 6 Things to know about China Gen Z Consumers – and how they can afford luxury brands

FEATURED SCMP 6 Things to know about China Gen Z Consumers – and how they can afford luxury brands

Millennials – a group over 300 million strong – are a key source of growth for many brands in China.

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NEWSLETTER A Tale of Two Cities

NEWSLETTER A Tale of Two Cities

Observations by Ali Mirza, CEO AFFLUENTIAL™ Last week on one of my regular business trips to meet with our teams

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NEWSLETTER Chinese Gen Z Consumers

NEWSLETTER Chinese Gen Z Consumers

Millennials – a group over 300 million strong – are a key source of growth for many brands in China.

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FEATURED SCMP Crazy Rich Asians: 6 ways Japanese women spend their money differently to South Koreans

FEATURED SCMP Crazy Rich Asians: 6 ways Japanese women spend their money differently to South Koreans

Women have always been a priority segment for luxury brands, and as female spending power has increased, the luxury sector

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FEATURED Commentary on the latest Iphone

FEATURED Commentary on the latest Iphone

Amrita Banta, managing director of Agility Research and Strategy Just this week, Apple unveiled its line-up of new products for

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NEWSLETTER Affluent Women in Asia

NEWSLETTER Affluent Women in Asia

Women in Asia Pacific have always been the driving force behind the growth of the economy in the region. Sophisticated

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NEWSLETTER Affluent Women: South Korea vs Japan

NEWSLETTER Affluent Women: South Korea vs Japan

With the rapid rise of women entering the workforce or becoming entrepreneurs, they are increasingly gaining affluence, with a sizable

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NEWSLETTER The New Affluent Chinese Traveller in 2020

NEWSLETTER The New Affluent Chinese Traveller in 2020

There is no doubting the new Affluent Chinese consumers’ enthusiasm for travel. These days it is hard to find a

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FEATURED Luxury Daily: Luxury brands must employ range of strategies in Asia

FEATURED Luxury Daily: Luxury brands must employ range of strategies in Asia

Despite demographic similarities regarding age, geography and wealth, Asian affluents have varying interests and cannot be treated as a monolith.

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FEATURED Robb Report’s Thought Leaders 2019

FEATURED Robb Report’s Thought Leaders 2019

Amrita Banta, managing director of Agility Research and Strategy Drawn to the dynamism of insights that fuel the luxury and

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NEWSLETTER 5 Things to Know About Affluent Asian Millennials

NEWSLETTER 5 Things to Know About Affluent Asian Millennials

Nearly 60% of the world’s millennials live in Asia, and their relatively free-spending ways are proving to be a boon

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Standard Chartered: Asia Standard Chartered: Sustainable Investing Report 2019

Standard Chartered: Asia Standard Chartered: Sustainable Investing Report 2019

Affluent and high-net-worth (HNW) individuals are increasingly thinking about their role as responsible global citizens. With the risks from major

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FEATURED Buzz Travel: Asian Millionaire 2019: Reasons to travel shift from status to personal growth

FEATURED Buzz Travel: Asian Millionaire 2019: Reasons to travel shift from status to personal growth

Adding further weight to several pieces of research commissioned by ILTM Asia Pacific and presented during its annual event in

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FEATURED LuxuryDaily: Luxury brands must become more familiar with Indian affluents

FEATURED LuxuryDaily: Luxury brands must become more familiar with Indian affluents

As China has affirmed its place as one of the most influential luxury markets, India’s luxury business has seen double-digit growth

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FEATURED WARC: China’s wealthy shift spending focus

FEATURED WARC: China’s wealthy shift spending focus

China’s luxury sector has been especially savaged by the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, and one customer may be hardest

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NEWSLETTER 2020 Outlook – Through the Lens of Luxury Leaders 

NEWSLETTER 2020 Outlook – Through the Lens of Luxury Leaders 

We are in the middle of extremely turbulent times with unprecedented disruptions to consumer behaviour and supply chains across the

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