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  • INTRODUCTION Luxury is making some big moves in China. As analysts juggle the numbers to determine the market potential, we are pausing to appreciate the changing notions of luxury among Chinese youth. Past blindly following formulaic expressions of wealth, many youth are looking for less expected ways to express status and tell their peers that they are worth it. Photos thanks to trendspotter: Zhouwei.
  • Luxury Brands Digital Strategies Rated Even though Chinese spend more time online than most of their international peers, brands in China have been slow to organize and execute their stories online. 1. Lancme led the way by being localized, leveraging Baidu and managing its own community Rose Beauty launched in 2006 and now claiming 4 million users. 2. BMW rated second, developing a drivers club online counting 150,000 members. 3. Cosmetics brand Este Lauder tied BMW by creating their own China-specific site with content about products and celebrities. And some more obvious Chinese favorites 19. Louis Vuitton 27. Gucci To see the report:
  • A cake at Wow! Cake could be 6,000 Yuan and a 6 big LV bag cake is 760 Yuan. (Wow! Cake set up its store in Shanghai in 2009. ) Jillion, as in you got to have one to afford one, is one of the manyluxurycar dealerships in Shanghai. May, 2010, Salvatore Ferragamo released its new series, including bags, purses and T-shirts, with Chinese artist Xue Song at Ferragamos store in Shanghai.
  • Is Luxury Only About Brands? Notions about what is luxurious are changing. A luxury item for a consumer isnt always a commonly understood luxury brand. What makes an item luxurious is how it makes the consumer feel and what it says to the outside world. As a super fan of Bruce Lee, Clear (trendspotter, 24, male, Beijing, independent director) has spent 3 years collecting more than 30 toys in his heros image. He sees his collection as luxury items because on one hand, each toy costs over 2000 Yuan; on the other hand he believes that Bruce Lee is a brand. To see the post, click here .
  • I have heard about Paris for so long that when you say luxury, I think of Paris fashion and dessert. Cynthia, 23, female, Shanghai, executive assistant Cosmetics products from France are very good, expensive and 100% natural. Kiki, 27, female, Shanghai, boutique sales I think most people will associate France with luxury because it is just so classic. I think they have the techniques to design great brands. Jay, 24, male, Nanjing, travel agent
  • Made -in-China Luxury Take-away: Respondents had faith in the techniques and processes used in made in China but didnt trust how brands treat Chinese consumers.
  • To be honest, Im not sure how many luxury brands are actually made in their own countries. A lot of them are made in China but why do we still have to pay much more compared to the consumers overseas? Winnie, 23, female, Shanghai, HR representative When I think of things made in China, I associate a lack of delicacy, customization, and good after-sales service. Sophie, 22, female, Shanghai, PR Brands dont sell their best quality goods to Chinese, even if they are made here. Contrary to the Japanese, we send our best goods to other countries, and the left-overs and poor quality items are left here to be sold. Cynthia, 23, female, Shanghai, executive assistant
  • Designed -in-China items? Take-away: While Chinese design may be good, our respondents are still undecided if Chinese design is valuable (worth a luxury price tag).
  • Pros: It doesn't matter whether at home or abroad as long as the design of the product is special and unique. Sophie, 22, female, Shanghai, PR Designed in China would be sold overseas but not necessarily in China. But I believe we can design. I would buy high-end Chinese brands. I support Chinese goods. Cynthia, 23, female, Shanghai, executive assistant
  • Cons: Im not a fan. I think we are good at making but not good at designing. We are short on creativity, Im afraid. Jay, 24, male, Nanjing, travel agent I dont know of any but I dont think I would buy it anyway. A luxury brand needs time to prove its value. Whats more, I believe western brands have better design. Lena, 25, female, Shanghai, computer programmer
  • ABOUT US ..
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      • Based in Shanghai, our on-the-ground team of subject matter experts, researchers, trendspotters and photographers is dedicated to telling the story of new China in a way that is both authentic and actionable.
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