Singles Day breaks all records – again

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Alibaba, the inventor of Singles Day, as a commercial event (now officially called “Global Shopping Festival“) announces ever increasing sales on 11th November each year; the sky seems the limit. Last year’s record of 120.7 billion yuan (17.8 billion US … Read More

Renowned Savile Row Tailor, Huntsman, unveils its Autumn/Winter ’17 Campaign

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Huntsman’s Autumn Winter 2017 Ready to Wear Collection celebrates a heritage that spans three centuries. Inspiration comes both from the house’s extensive archives and from Creative Director Campbell Carey’s experience in bespoke tailoring. The result is a timeless wardrobe of … Read More

Luxury, Italian-Style: The San Lorenzo Lodges

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Stefano Barbini is a man of strong opinions. At dinner with journalists, the owner of northern Italy’s exquisite, private White Deer Mountain Lodge announces that he hates sommeliers. “It’s too theoretical,” he explains. “If I want to drink tobacco, I’ll … Read More

Burberry to reinvent itself as a super luxury British brand

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New boss announces plan to raise the premium and put the fashion label on par with the likes of Dior and Gucci after better than expected results Burberry’s new chief executive, Marco Gobbetti, has revealed plans to take the British … Read More

What are Accor’s plans for the Orient-Express

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After buying a 50% stake in the Orient Express from SNCF, AccorHotels intends to develop it not as a soft brand but “a real brand with a high-end, boutique positioning.” Chairman and CEO Sebastien Bazin suggested that he was looking … Read More

The Rise of the Australian Artisan Wine Business

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To the utmost surprise of many, Australian wine business has transcended the vast national borders and is stealing the international show as we speak. It was not always like this and most of you may not remember that the exports … Read More

The winners of the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG)

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At this year’s ‘Oscars for the watch industry’, Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG), the Greubel Forsey took the award for best calendar watch home for their QP à Équation, and the most complicated watch in the world. Vacheron Constantin‘s … Read More

Ferrari FXX-K Evo Debuts as Most Hardcore F-Car Ever

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Ferrari has just introduced the FXX-K Ev  and it’s so amazing you might actually forget that Mercedes just won the Formula One World Championship. Available both as an extremely limited-run model and as an upgrade package for existing XX cars, the FXX-K Evo … Read More

Guangzhou Rises to Top of Global Luxury Real Estate Market

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Russia has worst performing high-end market this year, Knight Frank finds Global luxury housing prices increased 4.2% in the year to September, according to a Knight Frank report released Tuesday. Guangzhou saw the greatest price growth in its luxury market … Read More

Choice Matters for Chinese Luxury Travelers

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Flag-following sightseers, loud groups packed on tour buses, lavish shoppers with little interest in brands’ culture and values, these have long been stereotypes of Chinese travelers. But as the Chinese tourism industry and Chinese consumers mature, an increasing number of … Read More

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