Jing Daily's China Luxury Brief: September 13, 2013

    The new "Lady Dior As Seen By" exhibit in Hong Kong. (WWD)

    Welcome to Jing Daily‘s China Luxury Brief: the day’s top news on the business of luxury and culture in China, all in one place. Check out today’s stories below:#

    The new "Lady Dior As Seen By" exhibit in Hong Kong. (WWD)


    Digital Luxury Group sees China as a land of opportunity.#

    China Daily interviews the firm's general manager on his predictions for the future of luxury in China and the role digital marketing will play in it. (China Daily)

    Sheryl Sandburg's book is a hit in China,#

    but that's not going to make Facebook legal anytime soon. (China Real Time)

    Mergers and acquisitions in luxury on the rise in China,#

    and are driven by a continued Chinese passion for luxury goods. (Legal Week)

    — FASHION —#

    Dior celebrates exhibition openings in Shanghai and Hong Kong.#

    Taking part in two common luxury brand cachet-building projects—merging art and fashion and showcasing an iconic piece—the French label opened its "Lady Dior As Seen By" exhibit in Hong Kong and its "Esprit Dior" exhibit in Shanghai this past week. (WWD)

    Macau offsets weak China demand for Richemont.#

    It looks like the luxury crackdown isn't extending far beyond the mainland: while China sales were still slowing, Hong Kong and Macau helped boost the conglomerate's overall numbers. (Macau Business Daily)

    Prada adds two China retail locations:#

    one in Shanghai and one in Tianjin. (The China Perspective)

    — LIFESTYLE —#

    Group tour prices might go up for Chinese travelers with the new tourism law,#

    which mandates that tour operators may no longer receive commissions from retail locations. (FT)

    Hyatt announces plans for a Shenzhen location.#

    Likely to be one of many new luxury hotels opening in second-tier cities in the next few years, the Park Hyatt Shenzhen will join the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen. (E Turbo News)

    — TECH —#

    Ritz-Carlton jumps into the world of digital marketing in China#

    with a new Chinese website and Sina Weibo page. (Travel Weekly)

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