The Future of Luxury in a Recession (Atelier)
As companies like Coach, Gucci Group and LVMH report their results this week, this video from Atelier, a division of Leo Burnett, highlights some of the cataclysmic changes in consumer behaviour that will drive the luxury of the future. What do you think of their assertions?
PPR Says Luxury Sales Remain 'Sluggish' (WSJ)
"Mass retail and fashion group PPR SA posted a 2.6 percent drop in first-quarter sales and said revenue in its luxury unit remained "sluggish" in March, signaling that demand for high-end products is still suffering amid the downturn."
Business focus on eco-fashion: Greener clothing sized up (Telegraph)
"Allanna McAspurn, UK general manager of Made-By, is attempting to kick start an initiative funded by the European Union and the Dutch government to promote sustainable practices in the retail clothing industry."
Mizrahi's star back on the rise (Variety)
"While many of his fellow fashionistas are struggling to survive in an economy where aspirational shopping is as out of date as last season's handbag, Mizrahi's stock is clearly on the rise."
Coach Profits Fall (WWD)
"Coach Inc. on Tuesday posted a 29.3 percent decline in third-quarter profits, hurt by the pullback in consumer discretionary spending, but said that it was confident in its business outlook." (Subscription required)