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Gucci responds to sweater backlash with diversity initiatives

Italian fashion label Gucci is taking action following backlash surrounding a product that many viewed as racist.

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Day’s wrap: Secoo, Hermès, JD.com, Zegna, Mercedes and Tod’s

Luxury Daily’s live news from Feb. 15 – Secoo hires former Swatch exec as watch and jewelry advisor; Hermès paints picture of global flagship in podcast; JD.com, British Fashion Council join for international fashion platform; Zegna launches new retail concept in New York; Mercedes gives the keys to special first-time driver; Tod’s kisses spring hello with playful campaign.

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Retail
Consumers crave self-treating shopping holiday: A.T. Kearney

While U.S. consumers have plenty of options to celebrate loved ones in their lives throughout the year, new research finds the demand for a retail-created holiday to fill the self-gifting void.

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Apparel and accessories
Maison Atia brings traditional furrier craft to faux-fur fashions

New York-based label Maison Atia is giving faux fur a more craftsmanship-driven makeover by turning to ateliers who traditionally have worked with luxury brands to create real fur fashions.

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Marketing
Influencer marketing professionals looking for authenticity, accountability

Less than a third of brands and agencies have an official influencer program in place, despite the field’s rapid growth in recent years.

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Home furnishings
JennAir turns to midcentury festival in modernization move

As part of its broader push to rethink luxury, appliance maker JennAir is heading to Modernism Week for consumer activations.

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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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Editorial calendar
Luxury Daily will not publish on Monday, Feb. 18

Luxury Daily will not publish on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day. We will resume publication on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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News briefs
Thermador, Mandarin Oriental, Fortnum & Mason, Prada, Balmain, Lexus and Porsche – Live news

Luxury Daily’s live news from Feb. 14 – Thermador furnishes the new American dream for International Builders’ Week; Mandarin Oriental invests in Central Park views for residential project; Fortnum & Mason celebrates a moment in condiment history; Prada looks to music for brand personification; Balmain unveils new Paris flagship; Lexus, Porsche rank as most dependable 3-year-old cars.

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News briefs
Belmond, Amazon, Tesla and Gucci – News briefs

Today in luxury – Belmond shareholders approve acquisition by LVMH; Feeling unwelcome, Amazon ditches plans for New York hub; Tesla lets sleeping dogs lie: Inside climate-controlled Model 3; Marco Bizzarri discusses blackface controversy at Parsons.

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Editorial calendar
Newly updated: Editorial calendar for 2019

Here is a list of live and digital events covered, partnered with or hosted by Luxury Daily, as well as features produced by the publication. Also included are the schedules for Luxury Daily’s conferences and Luxury Roundtable webinars.

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Apparel and accessories
3 questions brands should ask themselves around Fashion Week

While runway shows still hold a large, important place in the world of fashion, we are living in a time where it is not the only way for a fashion brand to make a splash.

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News briefs
Day’s wrap: Thermador, Mandarin Oriental, Fortnum & Mason, Prada, Balmain, Lexus and Porsche

Luxury Daily’s live news from Feb. 14 – Thermador furnishes the new American dream for International Builders’ Week; Mandarin Oriental invests in Central Park views for residential project; Fortnum & Mason celebrates a moment in condiment history; Prada looks to music for brand personification; Balmain unveils new Paris flagship; Lexus, Porsche rank as most dependable 3-year-old cars.

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Apparel and accessories
Balmain unveils new Paris flagship

French fashion house Balmain is celebrating the holiday rooted in love in the City of Love with a major opening.

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Apparel and accessories
Prada looks to music for brand personification

Italian fashion label Prada is the latest brand to head to the auditory world, taking on the role of a DJ.

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Food and beverage
Fortnum & Mason celebrates a moment in condiment history

British department store Fortnum & Mason is partnering with an iconic condiment brand for a vintage edition.

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Real estate
Mandarin Oriental invests in Central Park views for residential project

Hospitality brand Mandarin Oriental is investing in residential spaces in one of the priciest cities in the world, as hotels move further into residences.

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Home furnishings
Thermador furnishes the new American dream for International Builders’ Week

Luxury appliance maker Thermador is exhibiting its most innovative products to a group of builders, designers and remodelers for inspiration.

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Luxury Memo special reports
Credit cards – Luxury Memo special report

Even as banking options diversity, brand loyalty fades and new payment options emerge, credit card ownership and usage has remained strong over the past decade.

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3 questions brands should ask themselves around Fashion Week
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While runway shows still hold a large, important place in the world of fashion, we are living in a time where it is not the only way for a fashion brand to make a splash.

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Inviting opinion pieces on luxury issues, marketing, retail and media
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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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Making luxury retailers’ physical stores smarter
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While everyday and premium brands may be hardest hit by the “Amazon effect,” luxury brands are looking for new ways to shape the in-store shopping experience and make their stores profitable, faster.

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3 data-driven lessons for retailers this year
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Financing buying habits, especially with the millennials, is becoming a key issue for both bricks-and-mortar retail and ecommerce.

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