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  • Luxury brands look for new models in a radical era

    May 15, 2017 | Retail | The Financial Times | Media mention

    Chinese consumption had been fueling double-digit growth in luxury since 2010, but now the industry must innovate, say a report from Bain & Company, as consumers’ desires and habits evolve.

  • Chinese bloggers bridge the gap between brands and buyers

    May 15, 2017 | Retail | The Financial Times | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company, in 2016 Chinese shoppers were responsible for 30 per cent of luxury purchases, more than any other nationality.

  • Buoyant growth returns across the world, lifting luxury industry

    May 15, 2017 | Retail | The Financial Times | Media mention

    According to estimates from Bain & Company, residents of high-income economies accounted for just over half of the global market for luxury in 2016: 23 percent were Americans, 19 percent Europeans and 11 percent Japanese.

  • China gifts luxury a reprieve

    April 28, 2017 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    “Chinese consumers account for over 30 per cent of global luxury consumption and this will be 35 per cent by 2020,” says Claudia D’Arpizio, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Luxury houses back in vogue as sales recover

    January 27, 2017 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    By lowering barriers to entry, technology has opened up new avenues of competition in the recovering luxury market. Fashion blogs and social media platforms can quickly generate visibility and relevance for little-known brands that appeal to a generation of digitally savvy millennials. Growing

  • Luxury market sales to top a trillion euros in 2016: Bain & Co

    October 24, 2016 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    The global luxury market is estimated to grow 4 percent in 2016, according to Bain & Company’s latest study. Claudia D’Arpizio, partner at Bain & Company, discusses.

  • Luxury Market Stagnates as Wealthy Chinese Shoppers Stay at Home

    October 20, 2016 | Retail | Bloomberg Markets | Media mention

    The world’s luxury-goods market stopped growing this year, according to a forecast from researcher Bain & Co., as the industry struggles to emerge from one of its weakest periods since the global recession. The luxury market is entering a slower “new normal”, said Claudia D’Arpizio, head of Bain &

  • Bling's Understated Comeback

    October 20, 2016 | Retail | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Amid global turbulence in the luxury market, Brexit Britain continues to stand out, with its Swiss watch imports rising 32 percent in September, as foreign shoppers seize on the weak pound and flock to London. According to a report from consultants at Bain and the Italian luxury association

  • Luxury isn't having a very good year

    October 20, 2016 | Retail | The New York Times | Media mention

    Thanks to a potent cocktail of turbulent currency exchange rates, political volatility in Britain and the United States, and fears about terrorism in Europe, the world’s wealthiest shoppers are keeping their wallets shut, according to a study published Thursday by the Italian luxury goods

  • Luxury goods market hampered by terror threats, US election

    October 20, 2016 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Spending on luxury apparel, accessories and other personal items is expected to hold steady at 249 billion euros ($273 million) this year, a study by Bain Consultancy for the Altagamma association of Italian high-end luxury producers. Add in spending on luxury cars, yachts, jets, cruises, hotels,