By : | May 30, 2013

Around the world, luxury brands are effectively embedding global responsibility into their business strategy to ensure what they do is influenced by both goals and values. At the same time, many are also recognizing there is more to creating social and environmental impact than just financial donations. While philanthropy is of enormous value, collaborative relationships […]

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By : | May 27, 2013

Intricate kimonos, hand-embroidered capes and handloom fashion clothing – there is a lot that the fashion label Talitha offers to its customers. The label, co-founded by fashion editor and stylist Kim Hersov and Shon Randhawa, Indian designer and embroidery expert who also founded the brand Patine, was conceptualized on a whim. Hersov, while packing for […]

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By : | May 24, 2013

Treccani Milano, the artisanal bespoke Italian shoes and leather accessory brand, was inspired by its founder Emanuele Bonasia’s travels across Europe and North America. “But the idea didn’t come to me because of what other retailers across those continents were doing. I was motivated by what they weren’t doing,” muses Bonasia. “I noticed that there […]

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By : | May 22, 2013

If ever there was any evidence required for the growing clout of Asia and Middle East in the hallowed world of luxury, the Walpole Luxury Summit 2013 offers you ample. The highly anticipated summit, which was held in London yesterday, looked at the emerging markets through debates and discussions that revolve around its theme – […]

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By : | May 21, 2013

Your past is what makes you. That isn’t only applicable to humans, but to brands too. And it’s even truer in the case of luxury brands. After all, the fact that some brands have been around for more than 100 years gives them that extra aura of exclusivity and awe. Many old brands, today, rightfully […]

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By : | May 16, 2013

What do you gift someone who has it all? Luxury retailers have long known that an experience scores higher in EQ and recall value than just a product, and so they’ve created entire universes around their offerings. When it comes to gifting, the Indian imagination – so far confined to a pretty package tied with […]

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By : | May 13, 2013

In this exclusive extract from a presentation at the Harvard Business School on the book The Luxury Market in India: Maharajas to Masses, which he co-edited, Glyn Atwal writes about how China and India’s luxury maps are being redrawn to include new pockets of consumerism. The battle to capture the luxury consumer may have started […]

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By : | May 10, 2013

Once, luxury trunks were proud possessions of the royal families of India. Now, for the affluent in India, beautifully handcrafted trunks are not just statement-making accessories, but also capture their personality and their taste. No wonder you can count Trunks Company Jaipur among the most coveted of Indian brands, and is a brainchild of curators […]

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By : | May 8, 2013

“The dream is not to own a crown. It is to be a king.” These words by Gian Luigi Longinotti Buitoni, Ferrari North America’s former CEO, hold a deeper implication than most people realize. Years ago, luxury brands offered services like personalized shopping to a select few clients. These days, they are being offered to […]

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By : | May 3, 2013

“Indian luxury hotel brands are known for their service quality and as an international brand it is difficult but imperative for us to match up to their standard,” Yann Caillère, CEO, Accor had told me in an interview earlier. Known to be treat guests as god, Indian hospitality brands like Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces, […]

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