China’s luxury leather goods market remains resilient despite the pandemic

Chinese consumers were reported to spend 741 billion RMB on luxury goods in 2021, recording an increase of 36% compared to the previous year. Despite the impact of Covid-19, China’s luxury market has witnessed continuous growth. According to Bain & Company, China’s luxury market accounted for 21% of the global market in 2021, and it […]

China’s Diamond Market: lab diamonds are a girl’s (and guy’s) best friend

China’s diamond market has been the world’s second largest for over a decade. In particular, statistics from the Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of China reveal that the diamond jewelry market reached approximately 79 billion RMB in 2021. DeBeers Diamond Insight Report 2019 reveals that in China, love-related occasions account for 58% of the value […]

Unpacking the challenges of the secondhand clothing market in China

In China, an estimated 26 million tons of clothes are thrown away every year, whereas less than 1% of that amount is reused or recycled. Due to association with poverty and the concept of mianzi (面子), many Chinese people are unwilling to buy and wear secondhand clothing, leading to mass production and waste accumulation in […]

Tiffany & Co. in China: Omnichannel marketing to target millennials

Tiffany & Co. in China

Tiffany & Co. officially entered the Chinese mainland market in 2001, but it didn’t open its own store until 2007. At present, China has become the second largest market for the Tiffany brand after the United States. In 2020, Tiffany’s quarterly report showed that although China’s sales fell 85% year-on-year in January due to the […]

Guerlain in China: Perfume market strategies from 1993 to today

Guerlain

French premier luxury brand Guerlain under the LVMH group is one of the most successful foreign brands who has built a wide presence in the cosmetics market in China, particularly skincare, make-up, and perfume. Over the years, it has learned to adjust its marketing strategies – particularly those involving its products, engaging campaigns, and consumer […]

The market strategy of Prada in China: digitalization and localization

Prada in China

Prada is an Italian luxury brand founded by Mario Prada in Milan, Italy in 1913. The company entered the Chinese luxury fashion market in 2011 with a fashion show called “Prada RTW Spring 2011” to build its influence in the country. In the second half of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, Prada became one […]