The China Edit | Krizia Sold, Luxury Booms Online, Accessible Trumps High-End, Men Drive Beauty Sales

Angela Lindvall for Krizia 1997 campaign by Paolo Roversi | Source: Tumblr

The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.

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Luxury in China Loses Lustre as Wealthy Flee

Dior store in Beijing | Source: Shutterstock

HONG KONG, China — Wealthy Chinese are likely to buy fewer luxury goods again this year after the steepest cut-back on spending in at least five years, changing the game for high-end retailers like Louis Vuitton which have staked their growth on China.

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Market Pulse | Giving Thanks?

Savigny Luxury Index November 2013 | Source: Savigny Partners

Investors are moving away from bigger groups towards smaller brands and American “affordable luxury.” Meanwhile, the jury is still out as to whether the crucial trading period from Thanksgiving to Christmas will deliver strong results, but sentiment remains positive, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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The China Edit | Singles’ Day Sales Boom, China’s Shifting Style, Vogue China’s 100th Issue, Carven Expands

Prada Store in Chengdu, China | Source: Prada

The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.

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Louis Vuitton’s Selfridges Townhouse Performs Delicate Balancing Act

Rendering of the Louis Vuitton Townhouse at Selfridges | Source: Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton’s new multi-storey “Townhouse” at London’s Selfridges offers an elevated, flagship-like brand experience inside one of the world’s most democratic and high-traffic luxury department stores.

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