2014-2018 Luxury fashion online sales – Top markets

2014-2018 Luxury fashion online sales – Top markets

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhile luxury goods purchase in physical stores has been growing by 3% since 2013, online sales have a solid 20% growth reaching USD 9 billion.  Luxury e-commerce became a strong luxury news among brands, not only because technology allows a better online user experience but more and more brands have embraced the e-business era. Currently online sales in the luxury industry represent only 7% of total luxury sales in the world but in the next 5 years it should grow aggressively and reach a total USD 22.5 billion. Already today, we know that more than half of all luxury purchases have a digital component in the purchase path. In deed, more than 50% of luxury buyers get information online before acquiring a luxury good or service. As we can see here in this chart, countries like the US but also Italy and Hong-Kong will have a strong growth in online luxury sales. Knowing the importance of luxury on these markets, it represents a significant evolution. The pervasive belief was that luxury shoppers, with their discriminating taste and preference for high-priced goods, wouldn’t…

5 Paradisiacal Destinations for Your Summer Holiday in 2016

5 Paradisiacal Destinations for Your Summer Holiday in 2016

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhile the term luxury is often banded about with reckless abandon, undermining what it means to deliver the ultimate in comfort and style, there are many destinations that have retained a sense of exclusiveness and continue to attract only the most discerning of holidaymakers. We’ve hand selected 5 of the most alluring holiday destinations in Europe; take note to best enjoy your family getaway, your escapade with friends, or your romantic break with a loved one this summer. St Tropez, France St Tropez still retains much of the glitz and glamour that made it a celebrity playground in the 1950’s. Restaurants including Brigitte Bardot’s favourite, Club 55, and Greta Garbo’s beloved L’Auberge des Maures still offer the same fine dining today as they did back then. For something more modern, La Vague d’Or is a three star Michelin restaurant where France’s 2013 chef of the year works his magic. For some of the best luxury shopping in the Riviera, visit the triangle between Place des Lices, Rue Gambetta and Rue Allard where you can find everything from Louis Vuitton to…

TURO, a peer-to-peer car rental service. Sharing is more.

TURO, a peer-to-peer car rental service. Sharing is more.

Reading Time: 6 minutesTURO is a peer-to-peer car rental service that connects car owners ready to share some their cars with users who would need a car for a couple of hours, a day, a weekend or more. It is US based and now started growing abroad, especially in Canada. It is a pure representative of what we call the “sharing economy” and it is aligned with nowadays trends of sharing, connecting and online services. After many luxury news announcements, this one is definitely one to highlight. The Sharing economy is a 16 years old model now The sharing economy concept is not new. It is a hybrid market model (in between owning and gift giving) which refers to peer-to-peer-based sharing of access to goods and services. This is coordinated through community-based online services. It can be a website, a mobile app or both.  The term “sharing economy” began to appear in the early 2000s, as new business structures emerged due to the Great Recession, enabling social technologies, and an increasing sense of urgency around global population growth and resource depletion. One inspiration was the tragedy…

JM Weston and Le Moc for Women – feminine elegance.

JM Weston and Le Moc for Women – feminine elegance.

Reading Time: 4 minutesJM Weston launched Le Moc last year and since then it is a true success for the French luxury house and becomes a new icon. JM Weston invented in 1946 one of the most iconic men’s shoes of all: the Mocassin or Penny Loafer. The famous model n.180 became an icon of masculine elegance throughout the years. Now JM Weston dares to reinvent the Mocassin by launching the MOC, a flexible, essential version of the 180. The interior buttresses disappeared, the leather skins are carefully chosen for their flexibility and their maintenance, assembly is carefully achieved through expertise always perfected. It is a story about comfort and absolute lightness, an inimitable look in keeping clean the lines of moccasin 180. Welcome to the mocassin 2.0. JM Weston is renewing the brand and the different territories. While the male collections are the stars of the brand, the female collections are edgy, elegant and showcase a strong femininity with a contemporary style. Since the sixties, women have found their happiness among JM Weston shoes. It was always this idea to take something masculine and re-use it in a…

Sisleÿa l’intégral Anti-Âge by Sisley

Sisleÿa l’intégral Anti-Âge by Sisley

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn 1999, Sisley launched Sisleÿa Global Anti-Aging and it was a true revolution on the market. It was the first time a beauty brand would have a global approach against the aging natural process. This was possible thanks to the clever idea of improving the cell environment rather than the cell itself. Sisley needed 10 years of intense research more than 50 active ingredients and a innovative concept that brought Sisleÿa to become a world wide best-seller. In 2016, 17 later, Sisley reinvents Sisleÿa Global Anti-Aging to become the new Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-Âge. Why this  evolution? Sisleÿa does not only fights the visible signs of aging (natural process and external conditions) but now it also includes a way to fight the causes related to behavioral aging. Basically, all the choices we do (smoking, alcohol…) the stress at work, over-exposure to the sun, etc, etc… are also major causes of aging. In most cases, the behavioral aging is stronger and marks deeper the skin than the natural aging. It took Sisley 17 years to figure out a solution to this. The…

Dom Perignon and the equation of time: Plenitudes.

Dom Perignon and the equation of time: Plenitudes.

Reading Time: 4 minutesFrance has a tremendous history and know-how, one of them is around Champagne. In this domain, Dom Perignon is an exceptional Maison and they do their art like no one. According to Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave at Dom Perignon, when a bottle of Dom Perignon start its journey across time, it is not a linear evolution. It gets to leaps, called Plenitudes. There are 3 plenitudes to accomplish the spirit of the Maison Dom Perignon. It is a true equation of time and a magnificent story in how to produce probably one of the best champagnes in the world. Here is a video in which Mr Geoffroy explains the Plenitudes. This film is not to be viewed by persons under the legal alcohol drinking/buying age in their country. Do not forward these materials to anyone below the legal drinking age. Not for use in countries with restrictions on advertising alcoholic beverages. Enjoy Dom Pérignon responsibly. The abuse of alcohol is dangerous for your health, consume with moderation. Richard Geoffroy is the representative of a long line of Côte des Blancs winegrowers. He…

Pick Your Favorite Flower Scent

Pick Your Favorite Flower Scent

Reading Time: 4 minutesFlowers! When you just hear this word it brings you joy in heart and smile on face!  Their beauty is beyond expression. What makes them special and close to heart? The power of tender flowers is that it not only looks beautiful but also beautify the surrounding. When a bouquet of flowers is placed in the room their fragrance spreads everywhere. So while choosing flowers for the décor of your room or garden it is imperative that they smell heavenly too! The sensory appeal of flowers can bring new dimension to anyplace where they are kept. According to the science of smell, the scent of flowers can trigger every emotion! Yeah!  You can feel nostalgic, joyous and feel close to some memories. To make your special ones feel special. Flowers are the best option. The point to consider here is nowadays the online florist or many other florists give you delivery anytime anywhere. What is best than flowers delivered on Sunday??? Confused which flowers to buy?  Don’t you panic! I have classified flowers to you according to their scent. So…

Microsoft Lumia 650, the test.

Microsoft Lumia 650, the test.

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis month we got the new Microsoft Lumia 650 and we try to understand how good this phone is. The interesting fact with Microsoft is that they started adopting an all integrated approach thanks to Windows 10. No matter if it is on your desktop, tablet or phone, Windows 10 will extend your office everywhere. From a Design point of view, Microsoft made a strong effort to make the new Lumia 650 a modern and edgy smartphone. Microsoft claims the device is its slimmest Lumia ever, and with a soft-touch matte plastic rear, 5-inch Gorilla Glass-strengthened screen and aluminium frame, it certainly feels lovely in the hand – to the extent that you can feel it at all. The Microsoft Lumia 650 is very thin, light and the construction is pretty compact. Probably one of the most important features is the screen. It is by far the best screen Microsoft released probably. The screen resolution is a HD720, meaning 1280×720 and a  297ppi. We are still far bellow the iPhone and its retina screen 1334×750 and its 326ppi. Nevertheless it is a…

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Cannes Film festival is the place where new stars are born and accomplished stars get the ultimate honors. In any case, stars attend to the French film festival to be seen and in some cases they end up showing off more than they would have thought. Here is our best review on Wardrobe malfunctions at Cannes film festival, since 1955!

Top 5 places to Go for a Business Lunch in Monaco

Top 5 places to Go for a Business Lunch in Monaco

Reading Time: 4 minutesMonaco has some of the most luxurious real estate in the world. The Principality is one of the longest running hosts for the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the display of yachts in the port are enough to tempt anyone to visit. The array of shops and boutiques on the Avenue de Monte Carlo are sure to entice visitors and nights can be spent in the lavish surround of the Monte Carlo Casino. And then there are the stunning views of the Cote d’Azur, the easy access to Cannes and St Tropez by helicopter and the fantastic selection of fine dining options. Gastronomic marvels are but some of the advantages of residing in Monaco; few places in the world have such a high concentration of gourmet restaurants. Accordingly, valuable information for the Principality’s inhabitants includes the knowledge of where to go for a corporate lunch – a conundrum that regularly perplexes the uninformed demographic. If you need to take your clients out and impress them, here are the top five places to go for a business lunch, handpicked to fulfil every…

Boy Chanel, the ultimate love story by Gabrielle Chanel

Boy Chanel, the ultimate love story by Gabrielle Chanel

Reading Time: 9 minutesChanel is definitely one of the leading luxury brands in the world, representing the ultimate French luxury house. In fragrances, the brand has the iconic Chanel N.5 that has marked the history of the fragrance industry. Chanel has also an amazing fragrance line called “Les Exclusifs de Chanel”. It represents a series of amazing fragrances, all connected to the history and heritage of Chanel. It is a materialization of the spirit of Coco Chanel. This fragrance collection picks up both forgotten classics of the brand, like Gardenia, Cuir de Russie or Bois des Iles, as well  as new original creations. This range is primarily a showcase to give a very luxurious and haute-couture style to fragrances. While Chanel makes its business with Chanel N.5, Coco Mademoiselle or Allure,  the French luxury house pleases themselves with Les Exclusifs. This year they are launching Boy Chanel and this is our Fragrance review. Gabrielle Chanel, the eternal woman in love, passionate by amazing men. Coco Chanel was a strong woman and her fashion was supposed to empower women with their destiny and strength. Nevertheless…

Scentys Paris: encapsuled fragrance diffuser – when design meets perfumery.

Scentys Paris: encapsuled fragrance diffuser – when design meets perfumery.

Reading Time: 5 minutesHere is our Fragrance review about Scentys, a French company at the service of a multi-sensorial experience. Scentys was founded in 2004 by 2 engineers, Clément Jeanjean and David Suissa. Scentys offers to leading brands the possibility to create immersive sensory experiences through a new fragranced gesture, thanks to several patented innovations . You can create an olfactory ambiance for a beautiful home, or an immersive experience for a brand as well as a modern alternative to simply discover a new fragrance in-store. Scentys invented a new way to package and handle fragrances : subtle pearls-capsules with pure concentrated perfume .Scentys owns this unique patented technology , which was developed and manufactured in France by their internal Research & Corporate Development. This unique system makes possible the experience of perfume without persistence , without alcohol or solvent. The user is free to choose when to diffuse a fragrance and dry distribution ensures perfect reproduction of the original scent. The interesting point of Scentys is that they create, assemble and produce their own technology in-house. This allows a full control of the process and guarantees the quality and the…

Modena Cars SA in Geneva adds Ferrari Classiche badge to their service portfolio

Modena Cars SA in Geneva adds Ferrari Classiche badge to their service portfolio

Reading Time: 4 minutesModena Cars celebrated the opening of their classic car centre last night in a private evening cocktail event. Newly certified by Ferrari to assist vintage car owners of the prancing horse, Modena Cars has now made a significant investment directly into its own workshop where it is able to offer restoration services on site under the official Ferrari Classiche insignia. It will represent a real Swiss luxury platform for passionate Ferrari collectors and fans. Only with the Ferrari Classiche label are the services on both the young- and old-timer sportcars of the brand recognized by Ferrari SpA. This guarantees a certificate of authenticity validated by the Italian headquarters in Maranello which is a sign of the car’s originality as determined by a dedicated team. The certification is therefore also an important asset in setting each individual classic car’s eventual market value. For more than 60 years, Ferrari cars have been eagerly sought after by classic car collectors the world over. One of the main functions of the Ferrari Classiche department is to issue Certificates of Authenticity to road-going Ferraris over 20…

Swiss luxury report: millionaires per households: Switzerland is now number one!

Swiss luxury report: millionaires per households: Switzerland is now number one!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Early bird catches the worm! This is what popular culture says. But the one with loads of money as well, especially if he comes from Switzerland. In deed for the first time, Switzerland overpassed Bahrain and Qatar in the number of millionaires per 1000 households. These are consolidated figures from 2014. In terms of Luxury news for the country, it shows how strong the national market is. The last study made by Boston Consulting Group about the world wealth shows that the world has in total 16.3 million households being millionaire. This means 1.1% of all households in the world. 43% of these millionaire households are located in the US. Nevertheless, Switzerland has 12.7% of total households being in this case. This places the Helvetic Federation as the number one country in the world with the highest rate of millionaires per 1000 of households. It is a lot for such a small country. What we can say is that millionaires are doing well. No matter how hard the economic crises hits the countries, people are getting rich. Between 2012 and…

Luxury news: India, the other giant luxury market

Luxury news: India, the other giant luxury market

Reading Time: 5 minutesUnited States, Europe or China has been ruling the luxury market for several years now. Another interesting country is India. The 1.252 billion inhabitants country represents an amazing opportunity for brands who know how to play it right. In 2016, the luxury market in India will represent a $18.3 billion sales, which is a +25% growth. This is big Luxury news! We might wonder why India is having such a strong growth of its luxury market. There are several explanations. The first interesting point is the fact that several international brands are increasing constantly their reputation and awareness in the country. Indian luxury goods remains fragmented. International players such as LVMH Watch & Jewellery India Pvt Ltd, Gucci India Pvt ltd, Burberry India Pvt Ltd and Swatch Group India Pvt Ltd continue to lead this fragmented landscape. The presence of domestic Indian players is mainly within categories such as traditional jewellery and dresses in the luxury space. The market has also witnessed an increase in number of international brands entering India to tap into the potential offered by this niche and…

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