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Fortnum & Mason, Dior, BMW and Macerich – Live news

Luxury Daily’s live news from Dec. 5 – Fortnum & Mason sales up 12pc in fiscal 2016; Dior pays tribute to past and present designers to fete 70 years; BMW touts electric vehicle progress via Wired placement; Macerich makes luxury first priority in planned renovations to Scottsdale mall.

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Burberry, Gen Z, Ralph Lauren and Tesla – News briefs

Today in luxury marketing – Burberry spurned takeover approaches from bigger US rival Coach; Luxury brands seek a way into Generation Z; Ralph Lauren on dressing Hillary Clinton, growing up in the Bronx and meeting the Queen in Bloomingdale’s; Tesla opens gallery in Michigan mall.

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Inviting nominations for the 2016 Luxury Daily Awards

Luxury Daily is inviting nominations for the most prestigious luxury awards handed out annually: Luxury Marketer of the Year, Luxury Retailer of the Year, Luxury Agency of the Year, Luxury Publisher of the Year and Luxury Researcher of the Year.

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Reach the unreachable with browser push notifications and emails

Data from the Mailchimp Web archive for ecommerce shows that the open rate for emails has dropped from 22.2 percent to 16.73 percent in the last four years. Clicks have also decreased from 2.9 percent to 2.3 percent. The unsubscribe rate has nearly doubled from 0.12 percent to 0.23 percent.

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3 ways an app can drive in-store traffic

Consumers spend more and convert at higher rates when they are in stores rather than online. That is a fact.

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Apparel and accessories
Dior pays tribute to past and present designers to fete 70 years

French couture house Christian Dior is marking its 70th anniversary by giving each of its seven head designers their due.

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Retail
Fortnum & Mason sales up 12pc in fiscal 2016

British department store Fortnum & Mason’s online business has doubled over the last three years, with ecommerce sales up 24 percent year-over-year in 2016.

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Automotive
BMW touts electric vehicle progress via Wired placement

German automaker BMW is appealing to the technology-minded readers of Condé Nast’s Wired magazine by sponsoring the publication’s newly redesigned photography hub.

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Retail
Macerich makes luxury first priority in planned renovations to Scottsdale mall

Retail developer and operator Macerich is renovating the luxury wing of its Scottsdale Fashion Square shopping center in Arizona, responding to the Phoenix market’s growing upscale appetite.

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Fragrance and personal care
Luxury cosmetics should be wary of Indie brands in digital space

Smaller independent brands are overtaking luxury cosmetics brands in the digital space now that their operations have expanded beyond social, according to the 2016 Beauty Index by L2.

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Luxury FirstLook
Announcing Luxury FirstLook 2017: Time for Luxury 2.0

Register now for the nation’s premier conference focused on how the luxury business will rapidly evolve in 2017, calling for a reset to Luxury 2.0. Speaker list, agenda and registration link in article.

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Travel and hospitality
Altagamma spurs luxury tourism with behind-the-scenes tours

Italian luxury organization Fondazione Altagamma is positioning luxury brands as tourism destinations in their own right in an effort to increase inbound upscale travel.

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Arts and entertainment
Sotheby’s paints innovative picture of art history in latest film series

International auction house Sotheby’s is putting a refreshingly innovative take on nonfiction documentation of art and history with a new series.

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Apparel and accessories
Sergio Rossi appeals to princesses with footwear fairy tale

Italian footwear label Sergio Rossi is celebrating the everyday wonders that occur at its factory in a whimsical short.

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Retail
Why in-store mobile payments are still struggling

It has been a few years since mobile payments were introduced to the world, and while they have gained some popularity as an in-app and online shopping tool, recent data suggests in-store payments have not caught on quite they way they were expected to.

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Blog
Top 5 brand moments from last week

As the holiday season arrives, luxury brands go full throttle on seasonal video ads and gift guides, but unique videos are also making headway.

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DKNY, Breitling, Moschino and McLaren – Live news

Luxury Daily’s live news updates from Dec. 2 – DKNY creative directors exit as G-III acquisition closes; Breitling redefines aeronautical heritage by sponsoring flying machine; Moschino preserves red carpet moment in designer dolls; McLaren encourages long-term ownership via extended warranty offer.

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Chanel, Givenchy, store windows and real estate – News briefs

Today in luxury marketing – Could a railway force Chanel N°5 out of its historic home?; Riccardo Tisci delivers Givenchy collection for babies, kids; We need a miracle on 34th Street; Homeowners hit the jackpot.

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Reach the unreachable with browser push notifications and emails
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Data from the Mailchimp Web archive for ecommerce shows that the open rate for emails has dropped from 22.2 percent to 16.73 percent in the last four years. Clicks have also decreased from 2.9 percent to 2.3 percent. The unsubscribe rate has nearly doubled from 0.12 percent to 0.23 percent.

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3 ways an app can drive in-store traffic
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Consumers spend more and convert at higher rates when they are in stores rather than online. That is a fact.

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How retailers can close the mcommerce gap
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Mobile usage surpassed desktop in 2014, but shopping patterns have not quite caught up. Consumers are still making more purchases and spending more money via desktop.

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New Portuguese designers: Interview with Carlos João Parreira, CEO of Lusitano 1143
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The cult of the interior Designer with a big D, rife with conceptual ideas, may be giving way to a collective of creative experimenters obsessed with working with their hands.

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