Jaguar gets closer to Chinese consumer with plant opening

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Jaguar Land Rover is increasing its presence in China with its first overseas manufacturing facility in the city of Changshu.

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Real estate firm sees advantage in .luxury domain name

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Los Angeles real estate brokerage Partners Trust is differentiating its main Web site with a .luxury domain name site to better showcase its luxury properties.

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Longines gains visibility at Breeders’ Cup through partnership

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Swiss watchmaker Longines is furthering its relationship with the world of equestrian sports by becoming the official timekeeper and watch of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

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Lancôme increases email viability with St. Jude tie-in

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Beauty maker Lancôme is driving click-throughs on an email effort with multiple charity incentives.

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Douglas Elliman sits courtside with Knicks partnership

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Real estate brokerage firm Douglas Elliman is entering a multi-year partnership with the New York Knicks to brand the courtside section that routinely draws celebrities.

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Tesla bolsters presence in Scotland

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U.S. automaker Tesla is elevating its position in Scotland with a new Supercharger station at the Edinburgh Airport.

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Lane Crawford welcomes Fortnum & Mason into Hong Kong stores

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Chinese department store Lane Crawford is giving British retailer Fortnum & Mason the opportunity to transition into the market and spread awareness among global travelers.

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Mercedes-Benz lets consumers customize GLA model on Instagram

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Mercedes-Benz USA is continuing to mine Instagram in creative ways with a maze-like “Build your own GLA” campaign.

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La Perla to track performance data for seamless in-store improvements

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Italian lingerie maker La Perla has teamed with a software platform to create an application to better analyze brand and sales data across all of its boutiques.

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Four Seasons gathers properties to focus on personal energy

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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is launching a program called “Energy by Four Seasons” to promote daily well-being among guests.

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Douglas Elliman revamps magazine for lifestyle slant

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Real estate brokerage firm Douglas Elliman is suffusing its biannual magazine Elliman with more lifestyle content to appeal to its increasingly global audience.

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IWC Schaffhausen renews Formula One partnership with limited-edition watches

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Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen is optimizing its Formula One partnership by creating a campaign around the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team.

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W magazine, John Varvatos, Bang & Olufsen and Chanel – Live news

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Luxury Daily’s live news from Oct. 23 – W magazine revisits avant-garde stories in photography book; John Varvatos returns to inspirational roots with Detroit boutique; Bang & Olufsen debuts Bluetooth-enabled speaker for on-the-go listening; Chanel taps Pharrell for upcoming mini-film to debut in The Alps.

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Kering, Qatar Investment Authority, Mercedes-Benz and Burberry – News briefs

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Today in luxury marketing – Kering sales rise 3.3pc in Q3; Qatar fund to pay $616M for stake in Hong Kong retailer; Mercedes-Benz narrows profit gap with German rivals; Burberry to secure 22nd Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award.

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5 things to avoid in mobile commerce this holiday season

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As consumer confidence in mobile grows, so does mobile-originating traffic to retail Web sites. In fact, according to a June 2014 comScore report, fully 60 percent of digital media time spent online by consumers is originating from smartphones and tablets, a figure that has increased 50 percent over 2013.

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Chanel taps Pharrell for upcoming mini-film to debut in The Alps

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French atelier Chanel has enlisted musician Pharrell Williams to star in its upcoming film directed by Karl Lagerfeld.

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Bang & Olufsen debuts Bluetooth-enabled speaker for on-the-go listening

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Danish audio and video brand Bang & Olufsen is ensuring its products exceed the functionality expectations of affluent consumers with the release of its first Bluetooth speaker.

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Porsche Design reinforces horology interest via first timepieces made in-house

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German fashion label Porsche Design has extended its product offerings to include timepieces manufactured completely in-house.

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Rosewood Hotels enters Chinese market with cultural focus

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Rosewood Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of its first Chinese property in Beijing’s Central Business District in the Chaoyang neighborhood.

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John Varvatos returns to inspirational roots with Detroit boutique

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U.S. menswear label John Varvatos has announced plans to open the brand’s first Midwest boutique in the heart of the eponymous founder’s hometown of Detroit.

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W magazine revisits avant-garde stories in photography book

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Condé Nast’s W magazine is giving its past fashion coverage a new lease on life with a book focusing on ten of its most memorable stories.

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Michael Kors sets strong precedent for China store opening: report

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U.S. fashion label Michael Kors’ Jet Set collection campaign in Shanghai offers some tactics that luxury brands looking to gain recognition in China should consider leveraging, according to a new report by Resonance China.

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Jimmy Choo drives in-store traffic via made-to-measure pick-ups

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British footwear label Jimmy Choo is now offering a made-to-measure service that is available via in-store pick-up at nine of its boutiques in North America.

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