Is London’s Luxury Ground-Zero Under Threat?

Inside Céline’s new Mount Street store | Source: Céline

London’s Mayfair continues to attract large numbers of high-net-worth individuals from around the world and the luxury brands that court them. But there are concerns in some quarters that the area’s high-end hipness is threatening the very characteristics that made it desirable in the first place.

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Collaborations with Costume Designers Continue to Grow

Banana Republic Mad Men Collection S/S 2013 | Source: Banana Republic

What was once a little-celebrated job — outfitting the characters that grace TV and film screens — is now the source of significant business opportunities for fashion brands, studios and networks, and the costume designers themselves.

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Market Pulse | A Boost in Confidence

Savigny Luxury Index February 2014 | Source: Savigny Partners

The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) leapt by 6.7 percent this month, overperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by almost six percentage points, as luxury sector investors seem to have received the reassuring they needed from a number of positive signals, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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New American Label Baja East’s ‘Ambisex’ Loose Luxury Strikes a Chord

Scott Studenberg and John Targon of Baja East | Photo: Sidney Bensimon

Less than six months after launch, new American label Baja East’s “loose luxury” styles, rooted in comfort and travel, are striking a chord with influential buyers and customers alike. BoF reports.

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