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Shanghai’s young high rollers splurge on luxury

Thousands of rich Shanghai residents have turned China’s most cosmopolitan city into the luxury capital of a country that is expected to become the world’s largest market for the sector between 2012 and 2015. Shanghai topped China’s luxury market in 2010-11 with 18% of overall sales, ahead of Beijing’s 16% and the eastern city of [...]

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Old luxury handbags get new life in Hong Kong

Byron Yiu has made his fortune by turning traditional shopping habits around and re-selling rich women’s luxury handbags in Hong Kong. Yiu’s Milan Station retail chain buys trendy bags — luxury tote or shoulder bags to evening clutch – from the ladies who lunch in Hong Kong’s upscale neighbourhoods. Locally known as “tai tais”, the [...]

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Aulani Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii

Disney has taken its first leap into the hotel industry proper with the opening of a standalone resort and spa, named Aulani, in Hawaii.

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Booming China is number one Bordeaux importer

The booming Chinese mainland is now the largest importer of Bordeaux by volume, driving a jump in exports of the French wine, an industry body said. Exports from the French winegrowing region rose 34 percent in value and 23 percent in volume between July 2010 and June 2011. The boom was driven in part by [...]

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Chanel Files Internet Counterfeit Lawsuit

Luxury retailer Chanel Inc. recently filed a “cyber-piracy” lawsuit against 399 websites, charging them with infringement on it’s trademark and selling counterfeit Chanel items, on the Internet. The counterfeit items infringed upon include; handbags, shoes, wallets, jewelry, scarfs, sunglasses and clothing bearing the Chanel name. The suit claims that the websites, specifically, use SEO strategies, [...]

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The Ikepod Hourglass for Only Watch 2011

This one-of-a-kind Hourglass by Marc Newson will be auctioned off at Only Watch 2011 in Monaco tonight. Technically, there are no difference between this and the traditional hourglass from Basel 2010 , but the red tinted glass is absolutely beautiful. Needless to say, the Ikepod Hourglass is one of those items that would be such [...]

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