Value Retail Says Luxury Brands Need to Upgrade Outlet Shops

Bicester Village luxury outlet | Source: Value Retail

PARIS, France — Luxury-goods companies are wrong to treat discount outlets as “dumping grounds” for surplus stock and risk alienating shoppers by doing so, according to Value Retail Plc, which operates designer malls across western Europe.

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The China Edit | Taiwanese Shoemaker Takes on Paris, SuperGroup Expands, Lane Crawford’s Shanghai Flagship, Boost to Luxury Outlets

Ming Xi for Lane Crawford Spring/Summer 2013 | Source: Lane Crawford

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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Rethinking outlets, Luxury rebound, UK high street crisis, Tommy Hilfiger radio, Shulman on luxury shopping

Nordstrom Rack Union Square | Source: Stylist

Why Luxury Goods Are Scarce at Outlet Malls (Bloomberg) “You don’t have nearly the quality you had in the recent past and you don’t have the degree of discounts…It’s hard to believe all of these players can operate 50 to 100 outlets successfully. There’s going to be a shakeout.” Luxury sector in solid rebound (FT) “As restocking effects are now over across most luxury product

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