Category Archives: luxury

China’s rich defy global crisis – Rupert Hoogewerf

The US and Europe might be bracing for another global crisis, but the wealth of China rich increases undeterred, noted Hurun’ founder Rupert Hoogewerf of China’s rich list in an interview with Xinhua on Thursday. They booked another record year of growth.

“The spirit of the East and the West” – Helen Wang

Book author Helen Wang got a feature in the Chengdu fashion magazine “Grace”, describing her as “the spirit of the East and the West”. On her weblog Helen Wang describes her latest success.

Who are China’s luxury shoppers? – Helen Wang

China’s middle class looks definitely different from the American middle class. Author Helen Wang discusses with the editor of Chengdu Today the profile of China’s luxury shoppers and analyzes their profiles on her weblog.

Why Nokia falls and Apple soars in China – Shaun Rein

While Nokia, the former leading manufacturer in China, is in heavy weather, Apple is booming in the same market. The difference, according to market analyst Shaun Rein in CNBC? Nokia lost the wealthy Chinese, where Apple is winning them.

Furniture scandal hits consumers’ nerve – Shaun Rein

Losing the confidence of Chinese consumers is easier than gaining is, tells business expert Shaun Rein in CNBC, analyzing the most recent products scandal: the fake furniture scam. What can foreign companies learn?

Buying Prada suits, not shares – Shaun Rein

Prada is not doing as well as Gucci and Louis Vuitton in branding themselves, and Shaun Rein tells at CNBC why he would buy their suits, but not their shares. China might be skipping import taxes on luxury goods for stimulate sales, so having a decent retail operation in China is crucial.

How to treat women, China’s super spenders? – Shaun Rein

Women in China have become a major force among the country’s super spenders, writes Shaun Rein in CNBC. When you want to tap into China’s booming market, that is a group you have to understand.

Louis Vuitton strengthens brand at Beijing museum – Shaun Rein

Luxury bag producer Louis Vuitton has scored a major deal by cooperating with the Beijing National Museum, says retail analyst Shaun Rein in News Channel Asia. Linking to its own historical roots works very well in China.

Tariff cut needed to boost luxury sales – Shaun Rein

Chinese have spent last year 13 billion US dollar on luxury goods, but only 40 percent in China itself, says Shaun Rein in CNBC. Because of the high tariffs luxury goods, including cars, are 20-30 percent more expensive on the mainland. “They are shooting themselves in the foot.”

Luxury sales, for the wealthy and not so wealthy – Paul French

Paul French As the sales of luxury goods to Chinese spike, retail analysts try to figure out who is buying what. The profile of the buyers can vary a lot,…