In The News: How Luxury Craftsmanship Is Amplifying The Experiential Economy

IN THE NEWS

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How Luxury Craftsmanship Is Amplifying the Experiential Economy

As luxury consumers increasingly search for unique experiences, brands need to find ways to make their craftsmanship more tangible. This comes down to offering services by appointment, providing sustainable business practices and connecting both online and offline experiences.

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Farfetch launches its Fine Watches and Jewellery hubs online

The adoption of online selling by high-value watch and jewellery brands has seemed a slow, and at times almost painfully tentative, process to date. However, things have taken a significant step forward this week with the launch of hard luxury hubs from the London-based e-commerce website Farfetch.

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Gen Z’s need for speed and how retailers can keep up

If retail was a target-based dart game, then hitting Gen Z would be the bullseye. Not because they have the most spending power or the most stable jobs, but for a variety of factors that make them, if nothing else, a good investment.

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Is Chemical Sunscreen About to Go the Way of Microbeads?

Ah, the halcyon days of 2015 – marriage equality finally became the law of the land, athleisure was the freshest trend around and the biggest story in the beauty world came when plastic microbeads got their marching orders.

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Christian Dior owner LVMH backs online fashion giant Lyst

The luxury goods behemoth behind brands such as Christian Dior and Fendi is leading a multimillion-pound injection of funds into Lyst, the UK-based fashion search engine. Sky News has learnt that LVMH, the champagne-to-perfumes conglomerate, will be ‎the largest investor in a capital-raising expected to be announced by Lyst this week.

INNOVATION CORNER

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Co-Op To Trial ‘Reverse Vending Machines’ At Four UK Festivals To Boost Bottle Recycling

This summer’s festival scene just got more eco-friendly. The Co-op is launching a trial “deposit return scheme” at a number of music festivals as part of efforts to boost plastic recycling and cut marine pollution.

OUR BRANDS IN THE PRESS

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Consumer-voted Travel Retail Awards: Winners revealed | Travel Retail Business

Expert research and priceless consumer blogger and vlogger (video blogger) feedback combined this evening (Monday 7 May) to crown the industry’s trailblazers in the first consumer-voted Travel Retail Awards, in association with TRBusiness and m1nd-set.

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TOP 5 LUXURY FACIALS

by Samantha Freedman London is filled with amazing spa’s, but we narrowed down the 5 facials you can’t live without..

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Enhancing weddings abroad with local traditions

Adding authentic touches to a ceremony can make a wedding stand out. Debbie Ward rounds up entertainment, accessories and blessings that make for memorable nuptials. Adding local traditions can make your client’s wedding extra special Party beats “We’ve seen a significant increase in brides and grooms wanting to embrace the local Caribbean culture as part of their wedding celebrations…

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12 Sets Of Bridal Separates To Mix And Match On Your Wedding Day

If frothy mille-feuille wedding dresses feel too twee, and streamlined wedding suiting too buttoned up, why not contemplate separates? Shop Vogue’s edit of the best bridal separates to buy now.

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