The Best-selling Luxury Handbag Designers In Each Major City | Styleblazer

Shoppers or smugglers? China crackdown on ‘daigou’ boom – CNN.com

A woman carries luxury shopping bags in Hong Kong. With the dirth of brands fighting for a stake in the space, and the demand for goods overpowering the supply , its interesting to see which luxury handbag brands are keeping up despite the madness. In a report done by Fashionista in conjunction with online consignment start-up TheRealReal , they identified the top selling handbag designers broken down by city. Their findings do a great job of identifying what brands are trending around the country, and while most of the report is pretty predictable there were a few surprises. Click on the next pages to see which brands reign in cities like New York, San Francisco, Miami and more! 1

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She says they cost 30% less in the United States. Chinese are the biggest buyers of luxury goods globally, making 29% of all purchases, according to consultants Bain & Company , and these purchases are increasingly being made abroad, mostly by tourists, but also jual gorden di gresik by people like Zhang. Many young Chinese studying in places like New York, London, Paris and Tokyo have started ad hoc businesses, with Bain saying that Chinese luxury sales will become increasingly reliant on this kind of “parallel trade.” Zhang finds her clients through Chinese social media like WeChat and Weibo, where she posts pictures of the latest items about once a month. Customers then wire the purchase price by bank transfer, including a buyer’s commission. Others use the eBay-like site Taobao operated by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Sometimes, Zhang secures her clients an even steeper discount by buying items in Oregon, a sales tax-free U.S. state where she used to live.

Chinese are the biggest buyers of luxury goods globally, making 29% of all purchases, according to consultants Bain & Company , and these purchases are increasingly being made abroad, mostly by tourists, but also by people like Zhang. Many young Chinese studying in places like New York, London, Paris and Tokyo have started ad hoc businesses, with Bain saying that Chinese luxury sales will become increasingly reliant on this kind of “parallel trade.” Zhang finds her clients through Chinese social media like WeChat and Weibo, where she posts pictures of the latest items about once a month. Customers then wire the purchase price by bank transfer, including a buyer’s commission. Others use the eBay-like site Taobao operated by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Sometimes, Zhang secures her clients an even steeper discount by buying items in Oregon, a sales tax-free U.S. state where she used to live.

Shoppers or smugglers? China crackdown on ‘daigou’ boom – CNN.com

A woman carries luxury shopping bags in Hong Kong. Luxury Outlets A spokeswoman for Hermes said April’s Hangzhou sales were held outside its own stores, similar to what it does in Paris, and the brand has organized such sales in past years in Beijing and Shanghai. A Richemont spokesman said the company doesn’t comment on specific markets, while Ferragamo and Zegna staff were on summer holiday and couldn’t respond to questions about the sales. A spokesman for LVMH, parent of handbag maker Louis Vuitton, said the company doesn’t organize discounted sales. Kering declined to comment, and Dior didn’t reply to e-mailed queries. Luxe brands’ excess inventory puts pressure on companies to open more than the current small number of outlet stores in China to sell discounted off-season items, said Armando Branchini , Milan-based vice chairman of Italian luxury brand association Fondazione Altagamma. Such stores tend to be in malls located far from central shopping districts, reducing the potential for harm to brands’ reputations, he said. Hu, the fashion-loving marketing manager, said that brands need to restrict the frequency of sales to avoid alienating luxury shoppers like her who don’t want to be associated with bargain goods.

China Fashionistas Get Best Deals on Gucci, Hermes Bling – Yahoo Finance

Meanwhile, Thurnher was consulting and styling local designer Abbey Glass ‘s line. She discovered that most of Glass’s troubles were rooted in the lack of resources available for manufacturing clothing lines in Atlanta; this was also an issue for local designer Megan Huntz . “Factory Girls has a meaning that deals with the art world and creative individuals forming relationships, and that’s what attracted us to it,” Thurnher says. “There’s nothing [else] like this in Atlanta.” Weir and Thurnher decided the Southeast needed a hub for designers to produce their collections on an industrial-based level.

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