• Jade Jewelry Takes A Contemporary Turn

    Jade, coveted in China for thousands of years, is making a comeback among women of the country's "me generation" who want to set themselves apart from the average conspicuous consumer. Read More
  • Quintessentially And Other Luxury Concierge Services Catch On In China

    Luxury concierge clubs, popular among celebrities for years, have made their way to China, where the country's super-rich are eager to go beyond showing their wealth simply by driving a Bentley or jetting to Europe for shopping sprees. Read More
  • Chivas Targets Asia With Christian Lacroix Limited Edition

    One of the fascinating aspects of China's growth and commercialization over the past 30 years is the opening of new niche markets that did not previously exist in the Mainland, even pre-1949. One of these niche markets is whisky. Though foreign liquors have entered the country at a rapidly growing rate for decades, whisky failed to gain a foothold in the country until the late 1980s. Read More
  • China Fertile Ground For Domestic Luxury Brands

    Although foreign luxury brands still reign supreme in the China market, there are indications that things are starting to change, gradually, as home-grown Chinese brands start to make more of an impact in the domestic market. Read More
  • Chinese Spending Buoys LVMH

    LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton S.A., the mighty global juggernaut, has had a bit of a rough year in the traditionally reliable markets of North America, Japan and Europe. Read More
  • Luxury Car Sector Continues To Thrive in China

    The sustained growth seen in the Chinese automotive market over the last year has shown that the vast Chinese market -- vast both in size and in potential customers -- still has plenty of room to grow. For luxury carmakers, who've had a tough year in markets like North America and Europe, recent figures that show Chinese buyers are still motivated to part with their cash are welcome, to say the least, as formerly reliable customers in the US and other major economies think twice before signing on the dotted line. Read More
  • Bentley Mulsanne: One Eye On The China Market?

    With the global doldrums cutting into the vehicle budgets of many luxury consumers in developed markets like North America, Japan and Europe, high-end car companies like Rolls-Royce have increasingly looked to emerging markets like China to get them through the economic crisis and create a new, loyal buyer's market. Read More