Prada’s China Party, Denim couture, Social networks versus social tribes, Luxottica’s record, Giles goes West

Prada Prods China’s Elite (WSJ) “For Prada, in particular, the Chinese market is critical. The company is expected to announce this week plans for an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Its valuation would likely be higher in Hong Kong than in other market.” Chanel swaps pearls and operatic grandeur for T-shirts and flats (Guardian) “‘This is the way young women dress nowadays,’

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Magazines’ digital future, Luxe spending holds steady, Rich recovery stalls, Digital discovery, Luxottica Palace

Interactive Shopping: In Style Boutique | Source: Mashable

How the Fashion Magazine Industry Plans to Profit from Digital This Fall (Mashable) “Fashion magazines are poised to make a big comeback in ad sales in 2010 — but the recovered revenue may not come from print sales. Instead, the publishers of major U.S. fashion magazines are ramping up their digital and mobile offerings.” Spending on luxury goods holds up (FT) “Half of all respondents expected to see a decline in

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Wintour calls for French fashion support, Seeking value, Luxottica optimism, Dior looks back, Help for Haiti

Christian Dior Haute Couture 2010 | Source: Telegraph

Wintour Calls for French Fashion Stimulus (WSJ) “In between fashion shows Monday, Anna Wintour, the influential editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, told French officials that the country doesn’t do enough to support its fashion sector… Ms. Wintour encouraged the French government to provide more backing for young designers.” Luxottica Q4 sales down, optimistic on 2010 (Reuters) “Luxottica, the

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Comité Colbert in China, Denim’s bubble bursts, Saks discounts online, Luxottica optimistic, Entrepreneurs forge on

Chinese Luxury Shoppers | Source: Businessweek

French luxury preens on website in China (AFP) “France’s creme de la creme luxury firms, hit by a drop in sales on traditional markets, on Thursday launched a China charm offensive, with a 3D website that gives a peek at the best France has to offer.” Preshrunk Prices (NY Times) “The $300 pair of designer jeans is now, courtesy of the recession, the $200 pair of designer jeans… Like any commodity that

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