Category Archives: fashion
President Xi Jinping’s austerity drive comes at the right moment for China’s domestic fashion brands, notes WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu in the Wall Street Journal. China’s first lady Peng Liyuan puts a Guangdong brand, Exception, in the spotlight.
Adidas sales show in China a jump of 15% in a rather contrary sport wear market. In the WSJ business analyst Shaun Rein explains how the market works differently from elsewhere in the world. “In China its more about fashion than sports.”
The world’s most successful luxury tycoons can be found in Paris, like Bernard Arnault of LVMH and Liliane Bettencourt of L’Oreal. Most of the luxury goods market is funded by Chinese shoppers, tells Hurun China rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the People’s Daily.
Bored with Hong Kong, Milan and Paris, China’s rich are turning to new places, notably in Africa, writes Wei Gu, luxury editor of the Wall Street Journal in Scene Asia. Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia are on the agenda. 60,000 visited Africa in the first half of 2012, a jump of 68%.
Shopping in a secluded environment of private houses for sometimes personalized high-end items adds a new feature to the way how wealthy Chinese prefer to spend their money. Retail analyst Paul French comments in the Sydney Morning Herald on a new feature.
Some luxury brands keep on growing, despite a recession. Hermes expects to grow, also in the upcoming five years and Ben Cavender, principal at the China Market Research Group explains on China Daily why.
Previous darlings of the luxury industry like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Omega, Versace and Hugo Boss are out of grace, as the country’s really rich focus on high quality, the real stuff, in stead of those parvenu brands. Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf explains in the China Daily what has changed.