The Cult of the Luxury Brand: Inside Asia's Love Affair With Luxury
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing | ISBN: 1904838057 | 2007 | PDF | 300 pages | 3 MB
The Cult of the Luxury Brand: Inside Asia's Love Affair with Luxury is the first book to explore how and why an extraordinary luxeplosion is rocking Asia. And it's not just the glitzy upper crust that is getting swept up in the frenzy-secretaries clutch Burberry bags, junior executives sport Rolex watches, and university students stroll around in Ferragamo shoes.Hong Kong boasts more Gucci and Hermes stores than New York or Paris. China's luxury market is growing so quickly that it will be the largest luxury market in the world by 2014. Even India, relatively new to the luxury scene, has three-month waiting lists for hot items, while in Tokyo, which is the epicenter of the luxury cult, 94% of women in their twenties own a Louis Vuitton bag.