Big-brand retailer bankruptcy doesn't signal the end of the high street, but an opportunity for its revival
Africa's Luxury Consumers
According to the Africa’s 40 Richest list published by Forbes on 19 November 2012, there are now 16 billionaires...
Burberry's digital make-over leads the charge in bringing the consumer back to the high street
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...
Africa: the world's fastest growing economic continent
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 ...
The intrinsic value of art
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, ...
What does the global financial meltdown mean for art investment?
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...
The cultural shift towards luxury experiences
In my piece What is luxury?, I concluded that what defines luxury depe...
What is luxury?
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 &...
Is green the new black?
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 ...
About Michael Surguladze
Luxury lifestyle connoisseur, entrepreneur, premium payment cards expert, travel specialist and football enthusiast