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Keeneland’s Christa Marrillia: Luxury Woman to Watch 2020

Meet Christa Marrillia, vice president/chief marketing officer of Keeneland. She is on Luxury Daily’s prestigious Luxury Women to Watch 2020 honor roll.

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News briefs
Day’s wrap: Vacheron Constantin, Ferragamo, Vogue, Maserati, Sotheby’s Home and Prabal Gurung

Luxury Daily’s live news from Nov. 12 – Vacheron Constantin renewed cultural partnership with France’s Louvre to birth exclusive timepieces; Ferragamo’s Q3 revenues decline 3pc amid hit to Hong Kong retail; Vogue France launches first makeup trial on Web site via augmented reality; Maserati piques customer interest with behind-the-scenes access to innovation lab; Sotheby’s Home branches into secondhand hard luxury; Fashion designer Prabal Gurung throws the book.

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Apparel and accessories
Ferragamo’s Q3 revenues decline 3pc amid hit to Hong Kong retail

Italian fashion group Ferragamo’s revenues for the first nine months of the year were up 2.3 percent from 2018, despite a 2.9 percent dip in the third quarter.

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Automotive
Maserati piques customer interest with behind-the-scenes access to innovation lab

Opening the lab to customers and prospects gives them an idea of how the sausage is made, thus strengthening the links between product and end-owner.

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Media and publishing
Vogue France launches first makeup trial on Web site via augmented reality

Using technology from Perfect Corp., Vogue France will let readers try makeup on fashion images via the camera on their smartphones or computers. Readers can try three different looks, and resume reading the article.

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Media/publishing
Fashion designer Prabal Gurung throws the book

Mr. Gurung joins a line of fashion designers penning their own tomes or paying others to render homage to them and their work.

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Watches and jewelry
Vacheron Constantin renewed cultural partnership with France’s Louvre to birth exclusive timepieces

The two organizations last worked together in 2016 when Vacheron Constantin restored La Création du Monde, an 18th century clock gifted in 1754 to France’s King Louis XV that is displayed in the Louvre.

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Jewelry
Sotheby’s Home branches into secondhand hard luxury

Consignment marketplace Sotheby’s Home is expanding its offerings with the debut of a fine jewelry category.

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Real estate
Geopolitical, economic uncertainty slowing luxury real estate pricing growth

Affluent real estate buyer confidence is being weighed down by factors including the U.S.-China trade war and Brexit, leading the world’s most expensive residential markets to see softening luxury sales prices.

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Strategy
Register Now: Luxury FirstLook 2020 New York Jan. 15

Register now for the 8th annual Luxury FirstLook 2020 conference Jan. 15 in New York focused on the outlook for the year ahead. Find out from the smartest minds how the race is on for luxury products and services to match needs and values as a sine qua non of doing business. Seating limited to 100 – won’t you join us?

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Fragrance and personal care
SK-II reimagines ingredient to turn skincare into art

Japanese beauty label SK-II is leveraging art to engage consumers around its skincare through immersive bricks-and-mortar experiences.

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Retail
Are Chinese consumers moving from spending to saving?

The current economic slowdown might bring a temporary halt to China’s super-consumer phase.

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Luxury Memo special reports
Alternative materials – Luxury Memo special report

Luxury has traditionally been associated with specific naturally derived materials such as leather and diamonds, but technology and changing attitudes are paving the way for manmade alternatives.

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Research
Luxury Daily releases 44-page State of Luxury 2019 report polling industry insiders

This third annual State of Luxury: The Insider View report by Luxury Daily and Unity Marketing surveys 600-plus luxury insiders on their reasons for optimism and caution in 2019. Buy the 44-page exclusive research to arm yourself with invaluable intelligence, or get it free with an annual subscription to Luxury Daily.

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Strategy
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We invite you to subscribe to Luxury Daily and join the ranks of the smartest luxury marketers worldwide. Our subscribers include decision-makers and executives from the world’s leading luxury brands, retailers, agencies, publishers, market researchers, universities and consultancies.

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News briefs
Blue, Instagram, WatchBox, Gucci and Champagne Bollinger – Live news

Luxury Daily’s live news from Nov. 11 – Blue is theme of 21st Annual Fashion + Design Conference Nov. 14-16 in New York; Instagram to test hiding likes in the US; WatchBox, eyeing potential, enters Middle East pre-owned watch market; Gucci breaks gift-giving holiday campaign with trademark exuberance; Champagne Bollinger marks 40th anniversary of James Bond partnership with Moonraker limited edition; Register Now: Luxury FirstLook 2020 New York Jan. 15.

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News briefs
China, Ferrari, Singles’ Day and Hearst – News briefs

Today in luxury – Attention luxury companies, Chinese spending may be slowing down; Ferrari CEO races to build company’s brand; Singles Day sales for Alibaba top $38B, breaking last year’s record; Hearst Magazines staffers to form a union.

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Columns
Inviting opinion pieces on luxury issues, marketing, retail and media

Luxury Daily is inviting opinion pieces on luxury business, advertising, marketing, media and retail issues that affect marketers as they run multichannel programs for branding as well as customer acquisition, retention and reactivation.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY
3 key factors that drove Alibaba’s 2019 Singles’ Day success
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As Alibaba marks 16 years of ecommerce in China and 11.11 enters a new decade, online retail in top-tier cities is saturating and its growth is slowing.

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Luxury Daily is inviting opinion pieces on luxury business, advertising, marketing, media and retail issues that affect marketers as they run multichannel programs for branding as well as customer acquisition, retention and reactivation.

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Emerging female elite demands new approach from luxury business
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The days of “ladies who lunch” and status events such as galas and balls are receding as wealthy women with unprecedented access to institutional and financial power view their role in the world differently than the wealthy elites of the past.

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Is profitability necessary for a good IPO?
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This year has seen a record number of companies having successful IPOs before ever reaching profitability.

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