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Michael Surguladze
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01.31.2014

Big-brand retailer bankruptcy doesn't signal the end of the high street, but an opportunity for its revival
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In a previous article “Burberry’s digital make-over leads the change in bringing the consumer back to the high-street”, I touched upon the decline of the high street and how technology could play a big role in its revival. Following...
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02.10.2014

Africa's Luxury Consumers
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According to the Africa’s 40 Richest list published by Forbes on 19 November 2012, there are now 16 billionaires in Africa. In an article in Bloomberg two months ago, it was claimed by Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Temp...
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01.28.2014

Burberry's digital make-over leads the charge in bringing the consumer back to the high street
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Over the past 10 years the attitudes towards physical shopping and online shopping have almost completely reversed. The idea of putting credit card details on the internet, waiting for a product to be delivered and being unable to see it physically b...
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01.28.2014

Africa: the world's fastest growing economic continent
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Despite being the world’s second largest continent, Africa has long been treated as the forgotten region by international businesses. Decades of political instability, civil unrest and crushing poverty have made it risky for investors and unapp...
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12.03.2013

The intrinsic value of art
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Trying to determine the value of art is a little like opening Pandora’s Box. The simple, one question route of art valuation is asking “is it sought after?” If people want your art, they’ll pay big money to get it but if they ...
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12.03.2013

What does the global financial meltdown mean for art investment?
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Marshall McLuhan famously said “art is what you can get away with.” This quote may have derived from a culture of contemporary art born in 1917 when French artist Marcel Duchamp submitted “Fountain” to the Society of Independe...
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12.03.2013

The cultural shift towards luxury experiences
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In my piece What is luxury?, I concluded that what defines luxury depends entirely on what the individual perceives as valuable to them. Although this has always varied according to factors such as region, age and whether or not the individual w...
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12.03.2013

What is luxury?
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There are all kinds of arguments as to what constitutes luxury, but in the modern landscape its definition seems to be more open to interpretation than ever before. The classic definition was “Anything the elite can afford which the poor c...
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12.03.2013

Is green the new black?
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Celebrated designer Tom Ford once remarked, “Luxury is not going out of style. It needs to change its style. We need to replace hollow with deep.” He was referring to luxury brands adapting towards their consumers’ demands for goods...
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12.03.2013

'Positive Luxury'
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A more philosophical note for the start of the year: whilst sustainability and shared value may have had little to do with the luxury sector previously, things are changing fast. And about time, perhaps. Brands are accountable like never before becau...
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