Global Luxury Resale Market to 2022 – Surge in the Luxury Goods E-commerce Sales

Global Luxury Resale Market: Size, Trends and Forecasts (2018-2022), provides an in depth analysis of the global luxury resale market by value, by product, by channel, by region, etc.  The report also assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry. Growth of the overall global luxury resale market has also been forecasted for the period 2018-2022, taking into consideration the previous growth patterns, the growth drivers and the current and future trends. Historically, the global luxury resale market has been fragmented and dominated by small local boutiques with little consumer reach. However, the growing online luxury resale sites have completely changed the luxury resale market and the market move towards consolidation. A luxury good is defined as a good of top level both in terms of quality and price. In contrast with necessity goods, luxury goods are usually more...

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Shakira and US Vice President Joe Biden get Davos 2017 under way

Shakira and US Vice President Joe Biden get Davos 2017 under way. Davos has been busy tonight with meetings, nobnobbing, some exclusive private dinner, and plenty of armed police to deter anyone from sneaking around where they shouldn’t. But before that all started, WEF’s founder, Klaus Schwab, told delegates that they need to up their game and deliver responsive and responsible leadership (the theme of this year’s Forum). Schwab said: “Responsive means that we listen to and interact with those who have entrusted us with leadership. It is always important to prioritize the public social good over our own interests. We must emphasize humanization over robotization.” Schwab is hoping that this week’s meeting will find ways to reform capitalism and boost growth, adding: “Sometimes it seems that the world is overwhelmed by pessimism and cynicism. But we have to look in a confident way into the future.” Full marks for optimism, after a year that has demolished...

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The Art of Cigar Smoking

The art of cigar smoking is a veritable skill – a languid luxury if you will, reserved for the posh confines of lounges and upscale bars patronised by gentlemen trading secrets and great conversation. A cigar, as any true connoisseur would tell you, is a world away from the humble cigarette. Save for the subtle size difference and tiny price gap, there are many ways a tough cigar separates itself from the dainty cigarette. A lot like fine wine, a cigar ages gracefully with time as it develops into complex, flavorful bursts you can savor thoughtfully. You wouldn’t really call someone a cigarette connoisseur now, would you? That’s because the art of smoking cigar is not a habit, and certainly not a smoky string of six-minute sticks. LET YOUR PALATE DEVELOP If you’re fresh to the scene, stick to moderately priced cigars until your palate settles and you really start to appreciate the...

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Fantasy gifts for the Holiday’s 2016

Luxury department store Neiman Marcus on Wednesday revealed the 90th edition Fantasy gifts for the Holiday's 2016, including its awe-inspiring collection of 12 fantasy gifts. For $65,000, you can score a spot in a private quarterback camp with the legendary Joe Montana. If football isn't your thing, you can head to Broadway for a walk-on role in the musical "Waitress." That'll cost a cool $30,000. Or for the even bigger spender, $700,000 will secure spots for you and seven friends in three English countryside estates. But these aren't just any estates. Travelers will spend the final leg of their week-long trip at the former home of the late Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace. All in, these 12 gifts run up a $3.2 million tab, with a share of the proceeds going to charities. Here are some of this year's most outrageous fantasy gifts.   His & hers Neiman Marcus Island cars Source: Neiman Marcus His and Hers Neiman...

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Upcoming International Luxury Events for July 2016

Upcoming International Luxury Events for July 2016. LJFFF – La Jolla Fashion Film Festival. World’s largest gathering on fashion filmmakers. La Jolla Fashion Film Festival is the First International Fashion Film Festival Founded in North America. 23 JULY, 2016 438 Camino del Rio S, #116, San Diego, California. www.ljfff.com   The La Jolla Fashion Film Festival centers on a digital vision set in a world class coastal resort – utilizing exclusive screenings held in the center of the “Village”, fashion webcasts, seminars and panel discussions, film debuts, industry mixers, after parties, and more. This two-day event focuses on a new genre of artistic expression – cutting edge fashion film shorts from around the world. Recognizing the emergence of the cinematic genre to the fashion world, LJFFF features productions from established and emerging fashion houses and film directors, using the film short as both an expression of art and as a way to introduce collections to the marketplace. LJFFF will, once again, be...

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Brexit Sends Tourists Flocking to London to ‘Buy, Buy, Buy’

Brexit Sends Tourists Flocking to London to ‘Buy, Buy, Buy’ as Brits have delivered a potential windfall for tourists. Tourists eager to snatch up Burberry trenchcoats, Harrods Stilton and Liberty scarves on the cheap by Britain voting to leave the European Union are travelling in high numbers to the capital. The outcome of Thursday’s referendum sent the British currency s plummeting downward, making the country’s goods and services cheaper for foreign buyers. Consumers reacted immediately.  Searches by Chinese for U.K. holidays “skyrocketed” on Ctrip.com International Ltd.’s travel booking app, the company said.  Chinese news site Phoenix implored visitors to London to “Buy, Buy, Buy” after the Brexit. A slumping pound is a much-needed shot in the arm for U.K. luxury companies as the Chinese are the biggest buyers of high-end goods and make most of their purchases overseas. They made 270,000 trips to the U.K. last year, up 46 percent, according to tourism website...

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Upcoming International Events For Your Calendar

Upcoming International Events For Your Calendar. Below you will find a selection of upcoming international events from Tennis to the NBA Finals. THE FRENCH OPEN MAY 22 - JUN 5 SPORTS, INTERNATIONAL Allée de la Reine Marguerite Paris, Île-de-France, 75016 France An Exclusive Roland-Garros Experience     WIMBLEDON MAY 27 - JUL 10 SPORTS, INTERNATIONAL WIMBLEDON Wimbledon, London Formerly known as The Championships, Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious tennis championship event.   STANLEY CUP FINALS JUN 1 - JUN 8 STANLEY CUP FINALS Feel the heat from the ice at the NHL Championship game as the final two teams playoff for the oldest professional sports trophy in North America.         NBA FINALS JUN 2 - JUN 9 SPORTS NBA FINALS Revel in the excitement, say, court side, in the East versus West seven-game championship series.       ST. REGIS MARDAVALL CULINARY SAFARI JUN 3 CULINARY ST. REGIS MARDAVALL CULINARY SAFARI The St. Regis Mardavall Relish in one of the most unique culinary journeys and let your mouth be seduced with delicacies from Mallorca to South Africa, Central America, Thailand, Singapore and Germany.     Book your trip through OnceOff on for any of...

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Americans and Canadians see Ireland as Top Luxury Travel Destination

Virtuoso has revealed its list of “hottest” destinations for the upcoming 2016 summer travels this season – and Ireland is at number six on the list and number 1 for Americans and Canadians. The survey shows that European destinations are top of the list for the majority of upscale American and Canadian travellers this summer – with Italy, the UK, France, Spain and the Netherlands ahead of Ireland in the top ten. Virtuoso sourced data from its United States and Canadian-based travel agency members – with a staggering turnover of $35 billion – and reflects future travel for the summer of 2016. The List of Countries are as follows: 1. Italy 2. United Kingdom 3. France 4. Spain 5. Netherlands 6. Ireland 7. Germany 8. South Africa 9. Greece 10. Israel https://youtu.be/Tly9Q5wxtLk Virtuoso’s data states that Irish bookings are up 58%, with travellers flooding into Dublin and Galway in particular. Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America, said, “Virtuoso is one of the travel industry’s...

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Leonardo DiCaprio Makes Climate Change Speech at UN

The Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio made a passionate address to the assembly on the day the Paris Agreement was signed. Leonardo DiCaprio gave another stellar performance, this time to the UN General Assembly in New York, imploring world leaders to tackle climate change head-on. Adding Hollywood stardust to the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement on counteracting global warming, the Oscar-winning actor, who has previously spoken at the UN on climate change, gave an impassioned five-minute address first quoting Abraham Lincoln and then giving real examples of climate change devastation he had personally witnessed on his travels as a UN messenger of peace. DiCaprio then exhorted leaders to act because "our planet cannot be saved unless we leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong. "After 21 years of debates and conferences, it is time to declare no more talk, no more excuses, no more 10-year studies, no more allowing the fossil fuel...

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Will Apple’s Apps for Earth Promotion Really Have Impact?

Apple is making a big splash with its Apps for Earth initiative, devoting some of its sales and app content to green issues. But can environmentally themed Candy Crush seriously engage people in these issues? Is it a PR stunt or meaningful philanthropy? Here’s a critical look at what Apple’s up to with its latest corporate responsibility move. When I first heard about Apple’s big Earth Day-timed environmental campaign, I have to admit I was pretty skeptical. And I’m not one of those Apple haters—I actually learned about the extent of the program while at an Apple store, buying a long overdue new MacBook, on which I’m writing this. I had heard a little about the initiative, and then I walked into the sterile, tech consumer’s paradise to find the small army of employees wearing green shirts instead of the usual blue. The little leaf on the Apple logo had turned green,...

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