Art of the Trench, Luxury as elite and youthful, La Perla lowers prices, Record rents, Ferragamo’s online museum

Art of the Trench | Source: Burberry

Art of the Trench | Source: Burberry

Burberry Looks Online for Ways to Gain Customers (IHT)
Angela Ahrendts still remembers when she bought her first Burberry trench coat… Ms. Ahrendts — who now runs the company — is hoping to move the quintessentially British brand into the age of the Internet to attract a new generation of shoppers.”

Luxury Pundits: Stay Elitist Yet Youthful (Media Post)
“Luxury brands… must be elitist, empathetic, immediate, social and youthful in order to succeed… the single worst thing that happened to luxury was its democratization.”

La Perla to rationalise brand strategy (Drapers)
“Italian lingerie firm La Perla is to rationalise its brand portfolio and lower prices in a move it claims will boost its market share.”

Bond Street rings up record for shop rents (Times Online)
“Shop rents on London’s Bond Street, home to the world’s glitziest brands, are poised to defy the credit crunch and smash through £900 per square foot — a record in Britain.”

Online museum for fashion house Ferragamo (Reuters)
“Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo has taken a museum detailing its history and culture online, allowing young designers to add their creative touch to its shoe models.”