China’s Millennial Burnout Culture Wear Luxury Like a ‘Badge’

There is abundant literature these days on what drives Chinese millennial luxury consumption, and most of it focuses on that generation’s affluent parents’ background or the country’s new financial optimism. Reports have also elaborated on millennials’ changing attitude toward luxury, which has shifted from using it as a status symbol to wearing it as a […]

Suitsupply Fits the Chinese Man Just Right

Nestled along Shanghai’s quiet Anfu road (安福路), Suitsupply’s one-stop shop for luxurious menswear offers everything that the modern Chinese city-dweller could want, from custom suits to evening wear and accessories. While the store revels in the look of the neighborhood’s historic villas — complete with cane chairs, paper lanterns, and bamboo — it’s also full […]

Chinese Whispers: Wanda and Tencent Debuts the Future of Retail in Beijing, and More

In “Chinese Whispers,” we share the biggest news stories about the luxury industry in China that have yet to make it into the English language. In this week’s edition, we discuss: The first “smart retail” shopping mall, co-developed by Tencent and Wanda Victoria’s Secret’s standalone e-commerce store on Alibaba Tmall Secoo’s new partnership with fine […]

How Luxury Brands Take Chinese Consumers Cruising in New York

It’s that time of year, the inter-season between the twice-yearly fashion collections, commonly known as cruise wear, which was originally designed for jet-setters’ vacationing or going on cruises in the depth of winter. Now, however, it’s evolved into a somewhat competitive sport for fashion brands to present commercially-accessible pieces in exotic locations, with over-the-top experiences. This year, […]

What a Heightened Trade War with China Would Do to US Tourism

Shortly after President Trump threatened to escalate the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, analysts began calculating the repercussions for America’s auto and agriculture industries. Yet the impact on America’s tourism industry could be equally damaging. Deteriorating relations between the world’s two largest economies have already affected a U.S. tourism sector that’s seen its growth flatline for […]