Our Obsessions

This Week's Obsession: Making Luxury Affordable
One mantra of sustainability advocates is, "Buy better, buy less" but for many that's can be a big reach. How does one go from buying ultra-fast or fast fashion to investing in higher quality pieces? This movement, now called slow fashio...
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This Week's Obsession: Consumer Sentiment vs. Behaviour 
Last week, we focused on the luxury industry's crisis. This week, we explore consumer behaviour and why overconsumption persists despite widespread concern for the planet. Interestingly, 90% of luxury consumers claim to consider sustain...
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This Week's Obsession: Personal Luxury Brands in Crisis
Every year Bain and Company conduct in depth research on the state of the luxury goods industry, and in the past few years it seemed the appetite for luxury goods was insatiable. But this year the sentiment is quite different and for mo...
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This Week's Obsession: Is Luxury Sustainable by Nature?
According to LVMH’s head of image and sustainability Antoine Arnault, luxury is “sustainable by nature.” It’s a common message within the industry, where high prices and claims of artisanal manufacturing are often used as proof points f...
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This Week's Obsession: Are Luxury Brands Pricing Out the 95%?
Did you know that 95% of luxury goods customers are aspirational shoppers who spend on average £2000 per year?  It seems there isn't a week that goes by without a luxury brand announcing price increases. This week it was Gucci with a 9% ...
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This Week's Obsession: What's Your Magic Number?
"How Many Bags is too Many Bags?  That was the questions asked by Purseblogs' Senior Managing Editor, Kaitlin Serio, followed up by "Is there such a thing?"  We decided to do some digging and while Kaitlin settled on 15 with a little...
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