Surprise digital boost, Tourist conundrum, Simon Spurr’s exit, Designer power, Amanda Brooks

Net-a-Porter screen shot | Source: Net-a-Porter

Internet channel: Digital use may have boosted sales by surprising amounts (FT) “The luxury goods industry has a reputation for being timid about using the internet. However, a seminal report…finds that widespread use of the internet by browsing consumers, for example for research and price comparison, means that about 15 per cent – or €25bn – of total sales in the luxury goods industry are “directly generated” by

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Back in Print, Brands reach out to Japan, Insights from SXSW, Benetton profits slip, The new ‘It bag’

Missy Rayder for WSJ Magazine Spring 2011 | Source: Art8amby

Is Print in Vogue Again? (WWD) “Maybe the Web’s ascent and print’s decline is happening a bit more slowly than originally thought. Maybe the only money to be made these days is in print or some tablet-Web-print hybrid. Whatever it is, it appears the old-fashioned print world has a little left in the tank.” What luxury brands are doing to help Japan victims (Luxury Daily) “Brands such as Bergdorf Goodman, Gilt

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