By : | November 29, 2013

Christie’s, one of the world’s biggest auction houses, will hold its first art auction in Mumbai in December, an event that has the art collector, connoisseur and the art world in a tizzy. Dr Hugo K. Weihe, International Director-Asian Art, Christie’s For years, internationally, the biggest patrons of Indian art have been the Non Resident […]

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By : | November 26, 2013

The secret to Ferrari’s success is not just the visual and aural drama of its cars but also its value of exclusivity. The World of Ferrari Locanda delle Tamerici lies on the edge of the Italian Riviera, not too far from the town of Ameglia. The Michelin-starred restaurant is an unpretentious, warm place that serves […]

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By : | November 21, 2013

The luxury industry is built today on a geographical paradox: “The brands are from Europe but the market is in Asia!” Shanghai Tang, a local luxury brand from China In China, there is Xinyu Hengdeli, which is a listed company. Groups like Swatch and LVMH have taken stakes in these companies. Shanghai Tang, a luxury […]

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By : | November 20, 2013

The luxury industry is built today on a geographical paradox: “The brands are from Europe but the market is in Asia!” Zoya, a luxury jewelery brand owned by the TATA group in India In 2013, despite continued macroeconomic uncertainty and sluggish profit margins from major luxury brands, the industry reported an overall positive growth due […]

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By : | November 12, 2013

High-profile wedding planners with big teams orchestrate huge destination weddings, putting together elaborate wardrobes, entertainment packages for the events leading up to the wedding and intricate décor. They also control the biggest pie of India’s multi-crore wedding business. Indian Wedding Weddings aren’t what they used to be anymore. I remember with some amount of nostalgia […]

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By : | November 9, 2013

After almost 100 years of their chance discovery, the Cheapside Hoard, a cache of beautiful gems and jewels dating back to 17th and 18th century England, go on exhibit at the Museum of London, backed by contemporary art jeweller brand Fabergé and Gemfields.   Emerald Watch In 1912, a couple of workmen, excavating a cellar […]

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By : | November 7, 2013

The Indian luxury industry is agog with the news that LVMH-owned L Capital Asia is looking at snapping ties with Genesis Luxury, one of the biggest luxury conglomerates in India, with a portfolio that includes marquee brands like Armani and Jimmy Choo. As a crisis brews, Kapoor, reportedly is shopping around for a new investor. […]

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By : | November 1, 2013

India may be a difficult market but international luxury brands continue to be bullish …

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