Retail

Rimowa, DFS Group team for travel retail ease

German luggage manufacturer Rimowa has landed in duty free retailer DFS Group’s T Galleria locations for a natural brand alliance.

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Day’s wrap: Audi, Gucci, NYT, Tiffany, Holt Renfrew, Kering and Rimowa

Luxury Daily’s live news from Dec. 14 – Audi looks to past and future from the moon; Gucci puts Dapper Dan spin on what constitutes brand collaboration; Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. retires as NYT publisher; Tiffany extends design language consistency to eyewear; Holt Renfrew revamps cafe concept to encourage dwell time; Kering’s new hire to enrich standing of jewelry division in Americas; Rimowa, DFS Group team for travel retail ease.

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Luxury FirstLook
Register now for Luxury FirstLook 2018: Exclusivity Redefined, New York, Jan. 17

Register now for the nation’s premier conference focused on how the luxury business will have to evolve in 2018 as the notion of exclusivity through product, distribution, marketing and experience is challenged. Event on Jan. 17 in New York. Speaker list, agenda and registration link in article.

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Government
Affluent investors divided down the middle on Trump’s market effects

Similar to most of the United States, affluent investors are split on Donald Trump’s presidency, specifically over the effect the administration will have on investment portfolios of the wealthy in the years ahead.

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Travel and hospitality
2018 to be year for digital detoxes, spirituality in luxury travel

According to the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, boutique hotels should be prepared to cater to individual needs in the year ahead as unique requests continue to rise.

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Real estate
New York to see price drop-off in coming year: CityRealty

The current White House administration’s polarizing first year has had a negative effect on the Trump-branded real estate properties, including New York, with a record-breaking decline.

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Media/publishing
Condè Nast expands data resources for advertisers in new partnership

After two years of growth, media group Condé Nast is buffering its advertising platform Spire with data to help brands connect with readers in a more personalized and direct manner.

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Travel and hospitality
Travel and hospitality sector’s Top 10 headlines of 2017

In the past year, travel and hospitality has seen disruption for bookings with artificial intelligence being used to sort through data to target consumers on a deep and personal level.

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News briefs
Mercedes, Anya Hindmarch, Bentley, MadaLuxe Vault, Azzedine Alaïa and Shiseido – Live news

Luxury Daily’s live news from Dec. 13 – Mercedes contrasts futuristic designs with Christmas traditions; Anya Hindmarch to trial see-now, buy-now via consumer happenings; Bentley’s correlation to Britishness explored in new book; MadaLuxe Vault aims to reinstate luxury experience at off-price level; London Design Museum to honor Azzedine Alaïa’s haute couture contributions; Shiseido beta testing real-time personalization strategy.

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News briefs
Rimowa, Saint Laurent, Japan and Vancouver – News briefs

Today in luxury – Rimowa CEO Alexandre Arnault looks to rewrite luxury retail’s rules; How Saint Laurent’s crystal boots became the status symbol of 2017; Luxury brands lifting prices in Japan amid brisk demand; Vancouver housing plan could hurt luxury market.

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Retail
Do retailers want to know why they are losing customers?

Retailers often lose sight of their customers’ offline behavior once they exit their doors. This is important, because if they maintained that line of sight, they would be in a position to understand who they are truly competing against.

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News briefs
Day’s wrap: Mercedes, Anya Hindmarch, Bentley, MadaLuxe Vault, Azzedine Alaïa and Shiseido

Luxury Daily’s live news from Dec. 13 – Mercedes contrasts futuristic designs with Christmas traditions; Anya Hindmarch to trial see-now, buy-now via consumer happenings; Bentley’s correlation to Britishness explored in new book; MadaLuxe Vault aims to reinstate luxury experience at off-price level; London Design Museum to honor Azzedine Alaïa’s haute couture contributions; Shiseido beta testing real-time personalization strategy.

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Fragrance and personal care
Shiseido beta testing real-time personalization strategy

Japanese beauty marketer Shiseido is leveraging an Internet of Things solution to deliver personalized skincare to consumers.

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Apparel and accessories
London Design Museum to honor Azzedine Alaïa’s haute couture contributions

Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa will be the subject of an exhibition at the London Design Museum, a project that was in the works prior to creative’s unexpected passing in November.

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Retail
MadaLuxe Vault aims to reinstate luxury experience at off-price level

MadaLuxe Group has opened its first luxury off-price retail location in Los Angeles to offer consumers premier brands within a boutique setting.

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Media/publishing
Bentley’s correlation to Britishness explored in new book

British automaker Bentley Motors is bringing its extraordinary spirit to the printed page.

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Apparel and accessories
Anya Hindmarch to trial see-now, buy-now via consumer happenings

British accessories maker Anya Hindmarch will no longer present its latest collections during London Fashion Week.

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Luxury FirstLook
Register now for Luxury FirstLook 2018: Exclusivity Redefined, New York, Jan. 17

Register now for the nation’s premier conference focused on how the luxury business will have to evolve in 2018 as the notion of exclusivity through product, distribution, marketing and experience is challenged. Event on Jan. 17 in New York. Speaker list, agenda and registration link in article.

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Automotive
Mercedes contrasts futuristic designs with Christmas traditions

German automaker Mercedes-Benz is emphasizing the futuristic characteristics of its EQ concept by contrasting it with the never-changing traditions of the holidays.

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Do retailers want to know why they are losing customers?
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Retailers often lose sight of their customers’ offline behavior once they exit their doors. This is important, because if they maintained that line of sight, they would be in a position to understand who they are truly competing against.

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Impact of GDPR on luxury brands
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What effect will the rollout next year of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have on a business that relies on strictly targeted marketing?

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Frenemies: Luxury brands and social media
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Has Facebook really adapted in a way that makes the environment more hospitable to the luxury set?

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SMS text messaging, world’s most successful communications channel, turns 25
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With the rise of instant messaging services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Facebook Messenger, many industry experts have questioned the longevity of SMS.

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