According to a recent study from Walpole, a non-profit London-based organisation that represents luxury brands, 63 per cent of luxury retailers expect the Olympics to impact positively on sales.
Walpole represents over 120 luxury brands and 20 per cent of those who responded to the survey stated that they anticipated a double-digit rise in sales. Read more
George Clooney is the latest celebrity to auction off his belongings for charity.
The sleek 2008 Tesla ‘Signature 100′ Roadster is valued between $100,000 (£64,000) and $125,000 (£80,000) and profits will go to Mr Clooney’s charitable organisation Satellite Sentinel Project. Read more
Christie’s recently announced their summer and autumn line ups. Since then, we can now offer you some further details on what their summer line up will include.
Christened the ‘London Sale’ and coinciding with the Olympics, Christie’s is auctioning off a number of items, from stools to buses, all associated in some way with the capital. Read more
Tales of economic doom and gloom have not curbed Brits’ tastes for the finer things in life if champagne sales are anything to go by.
According to figures from the Bordeaux Index, sales of champagne for the year so far have already surpassed the total amount sold in 2010 and are just five per cent, lower than 2011 figures with five months left on the year. Read more
Luxury goods brands are increasingly clamoring for a place on London’s high streets, as the capital’s desire for quality products outweighs that of other cities.
That’s the culmination of research carried out by the Luxury Society & Digital Luxury Group which found that high end, luxury handbags, in particular, are on many Londoners’ wanted lists. Read more
A UK store dedicated to lifestyle merchandise of two of the premier motoring brands, McLaren and Aston Martin, has opened in London.
Inside Track, located in Westfield Stratford City, opened on Saturday and will sell a wide variety of McLaren, Aston Martin and Aston Martin Racing lifestyle merchandise. Read more
Alfa Romeo has kept up its position as one of the premier luxury car manufacturers by picking up a number of awards at the Concorso di Eleganza in Villa d’Este.
Alfa’a 6C 1750 GS picked up the Best of Show award from the jury as well as the Coppa d’Oro, a recognition granted by referendum in Villa d’Este. Read more
A new study has found that luxury brands are leading the way when it comes to engaging with customers via social media platforms.
According to Simply Measured, high-end brands such as Ferrari, Gucci and Burberry all rank in the top 100 brands on Google+ when it comes to consumer engagement. Read more
Plans for the Titanic II vessel to be put into production have been given the green light by manufacturers.
Billionaire Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer is the man behind the ship, which will contain 840 rooms and nine decks, and is planned to set sail from England to New York in 2016. Read more
Audi has become the latest manufacturer to unveil a luxury model at the Beijing Motor Show, releasing its A6 L e-tron concept car.
It is the first luxury-class e-tron concept vehicle that Audi has released and includes a plug-in hybrid boasting an electric-only driving range of 80 km (49.71 miles) while also being lighter and more efficient. Read more