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Click to download the full report I had an interesting conversation recently about luxury, or to be precise the definition of luxury. The challenge being that, depending where you stand and look at it, ...

This piece may not immediately resonate with the luxury market, but I use it to demonstrate very different attitudes between people in China and those in the US to essentially the same activity. The basis of differences discussed are cultural, ...

The Golden Week holiday at the beginning of October has always been a time or spending in China, this is not to say that Chinese New Year isn’t as important, but the latter is typically a time when getting together ...

Smoke and mirrors is often a term associated with magic tricks and illusions, but in China, we could probably apply it to many things including product pricing and manufacture, but there would be a whole host more as well. The combination ...

I have developed a mantra over the past few years that I recite repetitively (and possibly boringly) to those I speak to about the Chinese luxury consumer, which is ‘it’s never the money!’ The reason I quote it to anyone ...

I have had many discussion this month on the topic of the Chinese lifestyle, and how it is changing, but also how day to day Chinese culture remains as it was for the majority and its only for the middle ...

When talking to luxury brands and mall operators in China, there is a clear picture emerging that the new Chinese luxury consumer has a very personal agenda these days, one that they carefully control that involves real lifestyle choices and ...

I had the very recent pleasure of spending a week in the UK with a party of Chinese who were there on business. I say pleasure because although there were some times when the carefully prepared schedule had to be ...

According to Chinese horoscopes, those born in the year of the horse are considered to constantly work at improving themselves. In my opinion, a parallel can be drawn with that of the luxury sector in China this year. The luxury ...

I was recently invited to attend a wine tasting dinner in one of the best hotels in Shanghai, a lovely venue with an eclectic group of people split 50/50 Chinese and foreign. As guests of a wine distribution company, we ...

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