Marketing
Register now for Luxury Roundtable: Engaging Gens X, Y & Z May 3

Agenda totally updated. Find out how Lamborghini and Crystal are wooing Gens X, Y and Z. Daylong event offers in-depth insights, research and analysis from luxury experts on younger affluents who emphasize experience over acquisition, digital over physical, and choice versus loyalty. Speaker list, agenda and registration link in article.

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Jewelry
Watch sector’s digital shortcomings drive sales to gray market, says L2

Watchmakers’ ecommerce and digital hesitations have given way to the rise of gray market sellers, which has caused declines in watch brands’ sales and profitability, according to a new report by L2.

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Retail
Yoox Net-A-Porter’s CSR pledge rests on education, female empowerment and sustainability

Online retailer Yoox Net-A-Porter Group is setting sight on luxury retail’s future by voicing its responsibility and the opportunity its business has to empower and create a more sustainable tomorrow.

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Marketing
China’s progress with mobile payments likely to be replicated

While mobile wallets in the West are focused primarily on payment, China’s advanced consumer behavior with technology has led to sophisticated consumer-engagement tools, according to a new report from Forrester.

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Travel and hospitality
Rosewood adds influential fashion journalist to list of curators

Luxury hospitality group Rosewood Hotels and Resorts is adding another influencer to its arsenal of powerful individuals who share all they know in regards to travel, this time with a fashion journalist.

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Fragrance and personal care
YSL Beauty adds to party guest list in interactive social effort

YSL Beauty is leveraging user behavior by encouraging its Instagram community to “tag a friend” to expand the reach of its latest social media campaign.

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Blog
Top 5 brand moments from last week

With social issues becoming a major talking point with consumers in the current social environment, brands are often getting involved with their own celebration of diversity.

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News briefs
Neiman Marcus, Zenith, Moncler, Crystal and Land Rover – Live news

Luxury Daily’s live news from April 21 – Neiman Marcus adds DreamDry salon services in experiential bid; Zenith looks toward “renewal” with new CEO; Moncler reimagines sunglasses as props in coastal adventure; Crystal plans multi-million dollar renovations of Symphony, Serenity liners; Land Rover builds equestrian awareness via Kentucky competition.

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News briefs
Russia, diamonds, fragrances and children’s closets – News briefs

Today in luxury marketing – Opening Russia’s retail frontiers; Diamond miners have India in sight with Real is Rare slogan; Personalization, niche seen as top spring fragrance trends; Children’s closets get luxury makeovers.

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Columns
How to pick the perfect event venue

The venue is the first thing your guests will see when they arrive at the event.

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Apparel and accessories
Moncler reimagines sunglasses as props in coastal adventure

French-Italian apparel and accessories label Moncler is weaving a fantastical sea story to launch its latest eyewear line.

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Travel and hospitality
Crystal plans multi-million dollar renovations of Symphony, Serenity liners

Hospitality service provider Crystal is remodeling two of its flagship ocean vessels, giving them an updated look as its extends its brand beyond sea cruises.

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Retail
Barneys makes purchases more personal through customization celebration

Department store chain Barneys New York is appealing to consumers’ desire for individuality with a customization event at its Madison Avenue flagship.

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Jewelry
Zenith looks toward “renewal” with new CEO

LVMH-owned watchmaker Zenith has named Julien Tornare its new CEO.

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Automotive
Land Rover builds equestrian awareness via Kentucky competition

British automaker Land Rover is appealing to fans and athletes gathering for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event through experiences and awards.

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Marketing
Register now for Luxury Roundtable: Engaging Gens X, Y & Z May 3

Agenda totally updated. Find out how Lamborghini and Crystal are wooing Gens X, Y and Z. Daylong event offers in-depth insights, research and analysis from luxury experts on younger affluents who emphasize experience over acquisition, digital over physical, and choice versus loyalty. Speaker list, agenda and registration link in article.

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Travel and hospitality
Blade, Armarium offer festival prep with flights and makeovers

Blade, often called the Uber for helicopters, is teaming with high-fashion rental service Armarium to give customers both a flight and a style makeover as they head to music festivals around the country.

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How to pick the perfect event venue
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The venue is the first thing your guests will see when they arrive at the event.

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How retailers must evolve the bricks-and-mortar experience with tech
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While the decline of bricks-and-mortar may seem inevitable, given the popularity of online shopping, many consumers actually prefer the in-store shopping experience. This begs the question of what bricks-and-mortar retailers are doing to lose these customers, or perhaps what they are not doing to retain them.

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Travel retail versus grey market: Luxury’s global challenges
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In recent years, two closely related yet competing global trends are on the rise and weighing on luxury brands.

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Why retail is getting experience wrong
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Apple cofounder Steve Jobs once said, “Design is a funny word. Some people think that design means how it looks. But of course if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.”

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