LONDON: Threads Styling is an e-commerce service without a website and without an app. The fact that is has raised $20 million in funding for its innovative, messenger-based personal stylist service, points to the future of luxury retail online.
BEIJING/MILAN: Global sales of personal luxury goods, such as handbags and clothing, is expected to increase by 6-8 percent at constant currency rates this year to reach between €276bn and €281bn, according to new estimates from Bain ...
Ellie Gogan-Tilstone, Mihir Warty, Jane Dorsett, WARC Awards, Entrant, Effective Use of Brand Purpose, 2018
In a declining market, Shinola, a US lifestyle brand specialising in watches and luxury goods, used a variety of media to inspire positivity and proactivity in the public, and thereby reinvigorate the brand.
NEW YORK: Lord & Taylor, once a leading apparel retailer, is joining forces with Walmart to create an online store on Walmart.com that will offer over 100 fashion brands, in a sign of the strategies retailers will need to consider in the new ...
SHANGHAI: Sales in China’s luxury goods sector surged ahead in 2017, growing six times faster than in 2016, driven in large part by the spending habits of millennials, according to a new report from Bain.
NEW ORLEANS: Shinola, the lifestyle brand, has built loyalty through “The Foundry”, a members only group enjoying benefits such as seeing and buying products before official launch, exclusive offers, and private online shopping events.
BEIJING: JD.com, the Chinese e-commerce group and a major rival to Alibaba, has launched a standalone online luxury platform that aims to help global brands to cater for China’s vast demand for luxury personal goods.
SHANGHAI: Luxury brands have long been wary of China’s e-commerce platforms – which are rife with fake goods – but with Chinese e-retailing now worth US$751bn annually, they can no longer afford to look away.
GLOBAL: Sephora, the LMVH-owned beauty retail brand, has launched a new platform, the Beauty Insider Community, which sits within its ecommerce site to encourage fans to talk about new product releases, trends, and deals.
TOKYO: Despite the luxury sector’s traditional reluctance to embrace direct-to-customer ecommerce solutions for sales, two mature luxury markets have shown a particular divergence as just 73% of brands in Japan have adopted, compared to 90% ...
BOSTON/MILAN: Global sales of personal luxury goods are forecast to grow by between 2% and 4% in 2017, as higher spending in China and increasing consumer confidence in Europe offset a weaker outlook in the US and the rest of Asia.
PARIS: LVMH, the world's biggest luxury group, is planning to debut a new multi-brand e-commerce platform as early as June and the company's chief digital officer is confident it will have an edge in an already crowded online market.
BEIJING/NEW YORK: Luxury brands have detected an upturn in China, although observers have cautioned that the nature of market has changed since the last boom and that brands will need a different approach to be successful.
This article, taken from the Warc Toolkit 2017 report, looks at the growing number of brands that are exploring direct-to-consumer (DTC) opportunities with the help of apps, buy buttons and subscription services.