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 small and often thrifty demographic, rarely seen without Prada, Chanel or Gucci on their arm, provides the retailer with a steady flow of bags which are later authenticated by Yiu’s team. Continue reading →
Gucci created a limited edition bag collection for Summer 2011, which will be exclusively sold in the flagship stores in Capri, Cannes, Marbella and Monte Carlo.
A different color for each boutique: sea green for Capri, lavender for Cannes, orange for Marbella and bright red for Monte Carlo.
The collection consists of three elegant proposals: the Tote Bag, a casual-chic shopping bag in caracas raw linen fabric and leather trims; a practical zipped wallet and a beige pashmina shawlwith the color of the boutique where it is sold. Continue reading →
To celebrate 90 years in business, the Italian fashion house will release its ‘1921’ collection this summer.
Referring to Gucci‘s founding year, the 1921 label will be attached to a number of the brand’s best-known classics including the Bamboo, Jackie and Horsebit bags, which will all be made over in new fabrics and colors.
Other accessories such as shoes, probably including Gucci’s signature moccasins, riding boots, and loafers, as well as special-edition watches, bracelets, wallets, and sunglasses will also be part of the collection. Continue reading →
Local firms using Facebook and other social media to market themselves are garnering brand recognition on a par with luxury heavyweights like Gucci and Louis Vuitton, a study showed Thursday.
Findings by Firefly Millward Brown showed Singapore retail chains being identified alongside famous international labels as the most recognisable brands.
Social media users in Singapore placed yoghurt chain Soghurt and local grooming firm Juup Nails alongside famous names such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Adidas in terms of brand recognition, the study showed. Continue reading →
On Monday, November 22, Gucci hit the 3 million fan mark on Facebook. The Italian label may soon surpass Burberry, which boasts 3.2 million fans, as the most widely followed fashion brand on the social networking site.
Gucci’s Facebook milestone follows hot on the heels of the announcement made by Burberry on November 19 that it had broken the 3-million-fan mark.
Just this past weekend, Facebook EMEA Vice President Joanna Shields had proclaimed the UK luxury label as the “most widely followed brand on Facebook.” Continue reading →
Italian luxury house Gucci is the latest designer label to debut a children’s collection, joining the likes of Burberry, D&G and Dior.
Gucci will celebrate the launch of the new collection on November 20th, which is Universal Children’s Day, with children’s parties at six of its most important flagship stores in Milan, London, NYC, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Gucci Kids, which will kick off with the Spring/Summer 2011 collection, will include clothing lines for babies (0 to 24 months) and boys and girls (ages 2 to 8). Continue reading →
Italian luxury house Gucci is partaking in the global scavenger hunt organized by Jay-Z and search engine Bing in advance of the rapper’s book release.
The innovative marketing campaign physically placed pages from Jay Z’s memoir Decoded in various venues meaningful to the hip hop impresario, including the Delano Hotel in Miami and the Spotted Pig restaurant in New York.
Clues as to where pages were hidden were regularly revealed on the singer’s Facebook and Twitter pages as well as on a dedicated Bing website.
China’s ever increasing economic clout has again been reflected in a survey on consumer tastes in luxury goods which has shown the nation not only knows what goods it wants, it most certainly now has the means by which to buy them.
A report released this week by Bain & Company has claimed China is now the fastest-growing consumer of leather goods and jewelry worldwide.
Its overall luxury market has grown 23 per cent this year, meaning it’s on target to reap some 84.3 billion yuan (9.2 billion euro).
But what the world really wants to know is what are the Chinese after. According to this report, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci are the most lusted-for brands. Continue reading →