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Retail’s return to the streets keeps consumer interest high

April 11, 2014

In response to consumer habits shifting away from homogeneous mall culture, global luxury real estate consultancy Retail Portfolio Solutions is working with high-end brands to establish a retail presence that returns to basics with a modern twist.

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Net-A-Porter links with boutique hotel for personal shopping service

April 11, 2014

Online retailer Net-A-Porter has partnered with new midtown Manhattan boutique hotel WestHouse to provide guests with bespoke shopping services.

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Perception of invulnerability leads to highly-strategic shopping trends: survey

April 10, 2014

The top 10 percent of affluent consumers have adopted a sense of invulnerability following the 2008 recession that has affected how they approach the purchase of luxury goods and services, according to a new survey conducted by YouGov.

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Swarovski highlights precious stones with Bergdorf Goodman jewelry display

April 10, 2014

New York department store Bergdorf Goodman is hosting an exclusive two-day display of an Atelier Swarovski jewelry and sculpture collection.

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Saks highlights individual brands with set of mobile ads

April 9, 2014

Department store chain Saks Fifth Avenue is targeting affluent readers of the New York Times mobile Web site with a series of ads showing its range of brands and products.

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Harrods hosts first Digital Fashion Summit to recruit blogger opinion

April 8, 2014

British department store Harrods brought together eight fashion taste makers for a photo shoot in London as part of its first Digital Fashion Summit.

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Barneys exec says risk taking essential to brand building, understanding consumers

April 8, 2014

NAPLES, FL – The creative director of Barneys New York said yesterday at the Luxury Summit 2014 that brands should not avoid taking risks, as failure is an essential part of growth and a way to understand the tastes of target consumers.

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Hudson’s Bay scouts luxury retailers for greater market share

April 8, 2014

NEW YORK – The president of Hudson’s Bay Company said that the conglomerate is bent on rapidly expanding its retail presence at the eighth annual Columbia Business School Retail and Luxury Goods conference.

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Top 10 luxury branding efforts of Q1

April 7, 2014

Luxury marketers repositioned brand objectives, embraced new technologies and unified different channels in the first quarter of 2014.

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Saks’ café creates Fabergé-inspired dish to round out egg hunt presence

April 7, 2014

Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York in-store restaurant Café SFA has created a Fabergé-themed egg dish to tie into the department store chain’s Easter display by the jewelry brand.

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