Publications

  • Spanish luxury brands buoyed by high-end tourists

    April 15, 2018 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    A report released by Bain & Company and Spanish luxury industry group Circulo Fortuny last week showed the Spanish luxury market was worth €9.2bn last year, three times smaller than France or Italy, but growing a twice the global average rate.

  • Richemont, the world’s second-biggest luxury firm, bets on digital

    January 25, 2018 | Retail | The Economist | Media mention

    Online sales of personal luxury goods have continued to rise: they now account for 9% of total sales. Bain & Company predicts that they will reach 25% by 2025. Claudia D’Arpizio, a partner with Bain, suggests that Amazon could eventually disrupt the luxury market, too.

  • Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Study, Fall–Winter 2017

    December 22, 2017 | Bain report

    The 16th edition of the Bain Luxury Study, published by Bain & Company for Fondazione Altagamma, the trade association of Italian luxury goods manufacturers, analyzed recent developments in the global luxury goods industry.

  • 85 percent of luxury growth this year due to younger generations

    November 03, 2017 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Claudia D’Arpizio, a partner with Bain & Company, speaks about how luxury brands have changed the way in which they serve their customers.

  • Millennials have fallen in love with Gucci, for now

    October 29, 2017 | Retail | Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Millennials and their successors in so-called Generation Z will account for roughly 32 percent of total luxury consumer spending this year, according to a new report by Bain & Company.

  • Generations Y and Z drive growth in luxury market

    October 25, 2017 | Retail | The Economist | Media mention

    Only a select group of luxury goods companies are succeeding in luring coveted millennial customers and increasing their profits, according to a report by Bain & Company. “The millennial state of mind has changed the way purchases are made across generations and has pushed luxury brands to redefine

  • Gens Y and Z are Buying Lots of Luxury Stuff after All

    October 25, 2017 | Retail | New York Times | Media mention

    Generation Y provided 30 percent of all spending and, together with Generation Z, generated 85 percent of the luxury growth in the last 12 months, said Claudia D’Arpizio, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • 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.