Fragrance and personal care
Loyalty is largest obstacle for online luxury beauty retailers: report

When it comes to online shopping for beauty products, consumers seem to place their loyalty more easily in specific brands rather than in the platforms that sell them.

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Travel and hospitality
How traveler’s insurance can alleviate concerns over terrorism

While the odds of being a victim of a terrorist attack while traveling are low, the fear of such events and the potential obstructions to travel they present are an unfortunately necessary possibility to think about for travelers.

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Software and technology
IBM’s Watson to discern important moments from video cloud

Technology firm IBM is enabling its artificial intelligence software Watson to comb through videos for media brands and marketers to better discover the right audience for the right content.

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Media/publishing
China Galerié leverages WeChat to further branded content’s reach

Luxury lifestyle magazine China Galerié is bringing its content to European and North American audiences with newly launched WeChat accounts.

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News briefs
Interior Design, Lane Crawford, Jimmy Choo, Cartier, Colette and Chow Tai Fook – Live news

Luxury Daily’s live news from April 24 – Interior Design unveils massive 85th anniversary issue; Lane Crawford brings South Beach flavor to Hong Kong; Jimmy Choo is up for sale; Cartier entrusts Net-A-Porter with Panthère watch ecommerce; Colette touts wearables as couture in week-long exhibit; Chow Tai Fook ups US retail presence with DFS shop-in-shop.

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News briefs
Fendi, Alessandro Michele, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana – News briefs

Today in luxury marketing – Japan a focus for Fendi; Gucci’s Alessandro saddened by plagiarism accusations; Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with Jeff Koons mets lukewarm reviews on China’s Weibo; Dolce & Gabbana fashion shoot on streets of Beijing upsets locals.

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Columns
Luxury and the power of enigma

Luxury brings with it changes, challenges and uncertainties, as well as the occasional cyclic returns of older trends: it is all of this that makes luxury so enigmatic, and so often beyond our grasp.

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Media/publishing
Luxury marketers join Departures’ May/June issue for shared cultural expression

Luxury players such as Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren were among the marketers to take advertisements in Departures’ May/June edition.

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Retail
Chow Tai Fook ups US retail presence with DFS shop-in-shop

Hong Kong-based jeweler Chow Tai Fook is entering the Hawaiian retail market in a partnership with LVMH-owned travel retailer DFS Group’s T Galleria.

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Software and technology
Colette touts wearables as couture in week-long exhibit

Paris-based boutique Colette’s latest widow installation marries accessories with wearables to highlight how fashion and technology are becoming one.

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Jewelry
Cartier entrusts Net-A-Porter with Panthère watch ecommerce

Richemont-owned Cartier will debut its revived Panthère de Cartier timepiece on ecommerce seller Net-A-Porter prior to a launch at its own points of sale.

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Apparel and accessories
Jimmy Choo is up for sale

British footwear label Jimmy Choo is looking to maximize value for shareholders by putting itself up for sale.

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Retail
Lane Crawford brings South Beach flavor to Hong Kong

Chinese department store chain Lane Crawford is exhibiting its position as an authority in worldwide fashion with Miami boutique collaboration that shares an interactive element.

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Media/publishing
Interior Design unveils massive 85th anniversary issue

Sandow-owned shelter publication Interior Design is celebrating its 85th anniversary with its largest issue ever to go to print.

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Retail
Two-thirds of French luxury shoppers buy online: report

Online shopping is steadily growing as a form of luxury commerce, with nearly half of French luxury consumers admitting to purchasing at least one luxury item online in the past year.

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Media/publishing
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Apparel and accessories
Gucci unveils science fiction-flavored teaser for fall/winter 2017

Kering-owned Italian fashion house Gucci is taking a somewhat strange, sci-fi approach for its latest marketing campaign with a series of short “casting call” videos featuring aliens and weird creatures.

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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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Luxury and the power of enigma
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Luxury brings with it changes, challenges and uncertainties, as well as the occasional cyclic returns of older trends: it is all of this that makes luxury so enigmatic, and so often beyond our grasp.

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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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