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  • [#LUXURYLAB] | LE LUXE FRANÇAIS ET L’ASIE | Les dessous d’une #histoire d’#amour … et d’#argent | @CAPITAL | 2/4

    EXTRAIT DE L’ARTICLE « LE LUXE FRANÇAIS ET L’ASIE … LES DESSOUS D’UNE HISTOIRE D’AMOUR ET D’ARGENT | PARU DANS CAPITAL N°16 | DE BRUNO GODARD

    Du coup, les signes extérieurs de richesse ne sont plus à la mode dans le pays. «Cela nous renvoie au confucianisme, explique Philippe Jourdan, professeur agrégé des universités et cofondateur de l'agence de conseil Promise Consulting. La société autorise la richesse, mais uniquement dans un cercle intime et privé. Cela remonte bien plus loin que le communisme et reste fortement ancré dans les traditions chinoises.» L'ère du bling-bling est révolue et le consommateur demande davantage aux marques qu'un simple logo. Certes, la population s'enrichit et l'appétence pour les produits de luxe continue de croître, mais le marché est devenu mature. «C'est pour cela qu'aujourd'hui le luxe abordable et l'ultraluxe progressent, mais que le luxe intermédiaire souffre un peu plus», poursuit Philippe Jourdan. Selon cet expert, la chute de la croissance en Asie ne touche pas toutes les marques. Chanel et Hermès figurent parmi les sociétés qui continuent de tirer leur épingle du jeu car leur histoire et leur image rassurent les consommateurs. «De plus, elles savent gérer la pénurie, poursuit le consultant. C'est primordial sur le marché asiatique où le culte de l'objet unique est encore plus fort que chez nous. Quand on se positionne sur le luxe, il faut que le produit soit rare.» Les marques françaises ne se contentent pas de vendre sur le continent car le gros du business se fait ailleurs.

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  • [#LUXURYLAB] | LE LUXE FRANÇAIS ET L’ASIE | Les dessous d’une #histoire d’#amour … et d’#argent | @CAPITAL | 1/4

    EXTRAIT DE L’ARTICLE « LE LUXE FRANÇAIS ET L’ASIE … LES DESSOUS D’UNE HISTOIRE D’AMOUR ET D’ARGENT | PARU DANS CAPITAL N°16 | DE BRUNO GODARD

    Après de longues années de croissance à deux chiffres, le moral serait-il en berne dans le secteur du vrai chic parisien ? Selon le cabinet d'études américain Bain&Company, en 2016, pour la première fois, la part des consommateurs chinois dans le marché du luxe est passée de 31 à 30%. Plus inquiétant encore, à Hong Kong et à Macao, les ventes ont baissé de plus de 15%. Et si la croissance sur le continent asiatique est toujours là, avec 3%, elle est moins importante que dans le reste du monde. Les géants comme LVMH (Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Fendi, Berluti, Givenchy...), Kering (Gucci, Saint Laurent, Boucheron...), Chanel ou Hermès s'inquiètent, d'autant qu'ils n'ont pas toutes les cartes en main pour bouleverser la tendance. En Chine, par exemple, la politique de lutte contre la corruption a transformé le marché du luxe, en particulier celui des montres. Dès 2011, le gouvernement s'est lancé dans une opération mains propres contre des hauts fonctionnaires suspectés d'enrichissement personnel. Yang Dacai, ancien directeur du Bureau d'inspection de la sécurité de la province du Shaanxi, a été lourdement condamné et les photos parues sur le Net de ses 11 montres valant plusieurs dizaines de milliers d'euros n'y sont pas pour rien.

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  • Should #Luxury #Brands Be Excited About China’s Live-Streaming Frenzy? |@China @adetem @luxury

    JING DAILY | SUNDAY APRIL 09 2017 | 

    PHOTO CREDIT: Bulgari's brand ambassador Kris Wu showed viewers the brand's new watches during a live streaming event on Yizhibo last month.

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    The live-streaming industry’s explosion in China has shown the world just how keen Chinese consumers are about broadcasting their daily life on social media. Official statistics from the China Internet Information Center indicate that the number of live-streaming viewers had reached 325 million by the end of June 2016 and the majority of them are young—facts that have significant implications for luxury brands in China targeting the country’s emerging wealthy, millennial consumers. While brands have many reasons to be optimistic about this new tool for reaching shoppers, live-streaming’s widespread reach in China means navigating it the smart way isn’t always easy.

    Huge viewership numbers seemingly point to a promising path for luxury brands to win over more customers. However, exaggerating the number of views is a common practice among China’s various live streaming platforms, as exposed by some well-known online hosts and Chinese media outlets. In 2015, state-run newspaper People’s Daily criticized one live-streaming show on Douyu, a major service provider, for claiming a broadcast exceeded 1.3 billion online viewers, which is almost equivalent to the total population in China. During that same year, a popular live-streaming host said publicly that the platform he worked for constantly faked viewership numbers in order to attract investment.

    Faking viewership is not difficult to do. There are numerous third-party tech companies that provide services to live-streaming hosts to add to their popularity, similar to the way in which Instagram and Weibo bloggers can buy followers. Taobao is one site that hosts shops that sell packages to people who want to ensure the popularity of their live-streaming sessions. The above image shows that by paying 1 RMB, the buyer can get 100 viewers. According to Chinese media reports, this grey market is quickly growing to meet increasing demand.

    Luxury brands in China should also keep in mind that the majority of live streaming viewers do not necessarily align with their target market. Though there are many different types of people who watch live streams, a general perception is that people who like it most are either diaosi, which is slang for “loser”, or tuhao, a term used to describe the “tacky,” nouveau riche, who are often associated with a penchant for live-gaming.

     

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  • Les montres et la joaillerie dopent les résultats de #LVMH | @LVMH @adetem @louisvuitton

    TRIBNUE DE GENEVE | LUNDI 10 AVRIL 2017

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    Le groupe français LVMH, numéro un mondial du luxe, a vu son chiffre d'affaires bondir de 15%, à 9,88 milliards d'euros (10,45 milliards de francs), grâce en partie à une base de comparaison favorable. Montres et et joaillerie sont en croissance.

    La croissance organique du groupe aux quelque 70 marques - dont Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Guerlain, Hennessy ou Sephora - s'affiche également en forte progression de 13%, alors qu'elle avait été de 6% pour l'ensemble de l'exercice 2016, et de seulement 3% pour le premier trimestre 2016, a-t-il indiqué lundi dans un communiqué.

    LVMH met en avant «une progression à laquelle contribuent tous les groupes d'activités. La croissance est positive en Asie, en Europe et aux Etats-Unis», souligne-t-il.

    Mais il indique aussi qu'il «bénéficie durant ce premier trimestre (2017) d'une base de comparaison favorable, notamment en Europe, où l'activité avait été affectée l'an dernier par l'impact des attentats de novembre 2015 à Paris. La tendance actuellement observée ne peut raisonnablement pas à ce jour être extrapolée à l'ensemble de l'année».

    Premier trimestre plus facile

    Le PDG, Bernard Arnault, avait indiqué dès janvier, lors des résultats annuels, qu'en 2017, «il fallait s'attendre à un premier trimestre relativement facile», mais à une deuxième partie de l'année «beaucoup plus difficile».

    Cette performance trimestrielle est supérieure au consensus compilé par l'agence d'informations financières Factset, qui tablait sur 9,53 milliards d'euros de chiffre d'affaires et 9,3% de croissance organique.

    La division-phare du groupe, la Mode et Maroquinerie - portée par la marque Louis Vuitton - a totalisé 3,4 milliards d'euros de ventes, en progression organique de 15% (contre 4% pour l'ensemble de l'année 2016).

    L'activité Distribution Sélective (dont Sephora) continue de talonner la Mode/Maroquinerie, avec des ventes atteignant 3,15 milliards d'euros et 11% de croissance organique.

    Du côté des Vins et Spiritueux, le chiffre d'affaires progresse de 13%, à 1,19 milliard d'euros. Les Parfums et Cosmétiques affichent pour leur part 1,39 milliard de ventes ( 12%).

    Montres et joaillerie en hausse

    L'activité Montres et Joaillerie totalise un chiffre d'affaires de 879 millions d'euros (11%) au cours des trois premiers mois de l'année. Pour rappel, LVMH possède notamment les marques neuchâteloises TAG Heuer et Zenith ainsi que vaudoise Hublot. Le pôle comprend encore Bulgari, entreprise italienne, mais dont le pôle horloger est basé à Neuchâtel.

    LVMH, qui ne donne pas de perspectives chiffrées pour l'année, indique que «dans un environnement particulièrement incertain», il continuera à concentrer ses efforts sur la mise en valeur de ses marques, maintiendra une stricte maîtrise des coûts et ciblera ses investissements et qu'il compte «renforcer encore en 2017 son avance sur le marché mondial des produits de haute qualité».

  • @Hermes_Paris : Morphing into a #megabrand | via Luca Solca Exane BNP

    JANUARY 2017 | LUCA SOLCA | EXANE BNP

    HERMES INTERNATIONAL: HERMES MORPHING INTO A MEGA- BRAND

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    The Hermès paradigm (as we saw it)
    Over time, Hermès has built a most enviable position in the luxury goods industry (The Epitome of Modern Luxury). This - in our view - was built on four pillars: 1) frustrating demand for its iconic leather models; 2) using adjacent product categories to provide accessible entry price points (Entry Price Points and the real Nature of Luxury Goods), while keeping the core leather products expensive and out of reach (Category Segregation); 3) sticking to organic growth and avoiding acquisitions; and 4) maximising retail space productivity and ROIC.

    Hermès is changing ...
    Hermès seems to be moving away from its tried-and-tested formula of frustrating demand for its iconic products. It has, in fact, increased leather goods manufacturing capacity over the past few years. The principle of 'category segregation' also seems to have been discarded, as consumers can buy Hermès handbags at significantly lower prices and just north of EUR1,000. These are not Birkin or Kelly, obviously, but they are still Hermès handbags: Evelyne, Garden Party, Picotin, etc.

    ... and morphing into a Mega-Brand
    We think that 'demand frustration' and 'category segregation' were the two traits that set Hermès apart from mega-brand peers. With these gone, the 'genetic difference' between Hermès and - say - Louis Vuitton is more difficult to identify. Hermès is still more desirable in the eyes of some consumer nationalities (Measuring Brand Exclusivity and Desirability - China), but this seems more a difference in 'intensity' than in 'nature' as other consumers seem to have the opposite perception (Measuring Brand Exclusivity and Desirability - France).

  • Behind Hong Kong’s Failing Appeal as a Luxury Destination | #HK #luxury

    FROM OBSERVER.COM | BY JEENA SHARMA | JANUARY, 03 2017

    Chinese shoppers are no longer blinded by bling, visitors can get better deals elsewhere

    The latest dent in Hong Kong’s flailing retail market came with U.S. clothing brand Abercrombie & Fitch calling time on its flagship store two years before the end of its lease.

    The city, which has witnessed a consistent luxury slump since 2013, saw many major brands such as Ralph Lauren, Forever 21, Prada and Paul Smith pull out flagships earlier this year. Italian luxury clothing and accessories label Tonio Lamborghini also shut more than 10 of its stores and in-store counters in the city. Official Hong Kong government data shows a consistent decline in retail sales since 2013 through 2016, when sales reached their lowest point. While Abercrombie & Fitch, which is battling with its own financial instability, blames exorbitant rents (HK$7 million ($0.9 million in monthly rent) as the prime reason, for other brands the picture is less clear.

    With the amount of Mainland Chinese shoppers the city was host to, Hong Kong was once hailed as the ‘Great Mall of China.’  However, Chinese shopping tourism hit a major lull post the anti-corruption crackdown initiated by President Xi Jinping in 2012. The initiative, intended to eliminate corruption of  high profile Chinese government officials had the biggest negative impact on the retail market, particularly in luxury. The high exchange value of the Hong Kong dollar further contributed to the weakening of  the city’s position as a retail destination, as the territory price advantage gradually diminished for Chinese tourists.

    “Shopping in Hong Kong is no longer a bargain for Chinese tourists. The traveling Chinese consumer is now opting for alternative destinations like South Korea, Japan, or Greece. These are places with a little bit more character, a distinct point of view, or places that offer experiences beyond shopping,”  Saisangeeth Daswani, Advisory Strategist at innovation and trend research corporation, Stylus, told Observer.com.

    The evolving tastes and aesthetic of the Chinese consumer seem to be another important factor responsible for the retail shift. While Hong Kong offers some of the best-known designer stores in the world, it fails to attract the increasingly sophisticated and well-informed shoppers from abroad. Both domestic and foreign consumers in the city have become smarter about where to find products for the lowest prices and demand more in return for their money.

    “What’s key for luxury brands in Hong Kong is to consider the consumer’s changing mindset and offer more immersive, unconventional and discovery-based experiences,” said Daswani. “The luxury brands have been too focused on products, prices and sales. Consumers want more from their purchases than simply getting their hands on the latest accessory, they want an experience, a story to tell.”  Studies indicate that Chinese consumers now look to distinguish their choices from the most obvious mainstream brands and regular edition products. Flashy logos and shiny watches just don’t hold as much appeal as they did anymore.

    “The Asian consumer’s style sense is evolving, and their fashion purchasing behavior is becoming more European. The appeal of the preppy look is diminishing and people don’t see the need to buy luxury when attractive premium brands offer similar looks,” agreed Jaana Jätyri, CEO at trend forecasting agency, Trendstop.

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    Since most of the luxury category brands are only accessible to the Chinese shopper who is able to travel beyond China, many have opted to simply shop online, much like the American consumer.

    Prada, which also closed much of its primary stores in the city, indicated the brand will now cater to the Chinese market through e-commerce. “The Hong Kong closure is part of a worldwide, strategic realignment of brand retail channels. Over the next two years, Prada will strengthen its own e-commerce platform, giving priority to China, Hong Kong and Singapore with the objective of achieving global reach,” an official spokesperson for the company told the Observer.

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    While this could eventually strengthen a new shopping model for the country, unfortunately it means more woes for Hong Kong’s traditional retail market. However, Daswani believes all hope is not lost. As retail rents in Hong Kong continue to fall as a result of high end departures, mid-market, ‘contemporary fashion’ and affordable luxury brands are jumping in. Moreover, analysts predict that if the exchange values of the HK dollar stabilize in 2017 leading into increased consumer confidence, retail sales may slowly recover during 2018 in Hong Kong, albeit in a different kind of retail store.

    Whether the city will regain its status as a hot shopping heaven, only time will tell. As of now, an overall uncertainty clouds the Hong Kong luxury market, and it’s up to the retailers to adapt to the new consumer interests and adjust to this broadening notion of luxury. Elsewhere, shoppers are experiencing a rise in customization offers, one offs, local exclusive pieces, limited editions and in-store exclusive events, Hong Kong retailers may need to catch up.

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