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Topic: luxury brands

How Jean Patou Squeezed 10,600 Jasmine Flowers Into a 1.6-Ounce Bottle

The story of Joy, the costliest perfume you can buy

Henri Alméras, the legendary perfumer of Grasse, stared contemptuously at designer Jean Patou and his confidant Elsa Maxwell, the plumpish society columnist from America. It was 1930, and the pair…

Why Older Women Are the New It-Girls of Fashion

Brands like Kate Spade, Céline and L'Oréal are tapping into the 'silver economy'

This past January, French fashion house Céline set the Internet abuzz with the release of its spring 2015 print campaign. The ads quickly went viral, blazing a path across Instagram,…

Can Cadillac Move Back Into the Luxury Lane?

CMO Uwe Ellinghaus makes a brand-new start of it in old New York

When Cadillac announced last fall that it was leaving Detroit for New York's SoHo district, critics groused that the 113-year-old nameplate was desperate for some hipster chic to rub off.…

How an Ordinary Coat Lining Became Fashion’s Most Stylish Scarf

The checkered past of Burberry’s perfect plaid

As the story goes, the invention of fashion's nattiest scarf was a complete accident. In 1967, the manager of Burberry's Paris store was arranging a group of the brand's signature…

Here Is the Captivating Ad Format Facebook Hopes Will Wow Its Users

Subtly animated cinemagraphs are practically hypnotic

What if there were an ad that you just couldn't draw your eyes from? It's oddly captivating, almost hypnotic, and it would halt your thumb from scrolling farther down your…

Why the Gucci Loafer Is a Shoe-In for the World's Swankest Slip-On

An iconic accessory that's as comfortable and stylish as ever

On the World of Gucci Web page, visitors can shop the collection, watch runway videos, visit the Gucci Pet page and click through a slideshow that shows just how big…

Luxury Brands Are Still Casting a Leery Eye Toward Social Media

Apple, Rolex and Monocle love their exclusive appeal, but to what end?

While scores of marketers practically bear-hugged Facebook and Twitter when they first launched, seeing these social platforms as an opportunity to reach the masses, luxury brands stayed mostly out of…

How Tiffany’s Iconic Box Became the World’s Most Popular Package

This robin’s egg blue is trademarked

For the sake of you intellectual-property aficionados out there, the color is No. 1837 on the Pantone Matching System chart. It is not commercially available; since a 1998 filing with…

Want to Spot Rich People? Head to Walmart

Why wealthy shoppers are slumming it

It’s a statistical fact that wealthy shoppers rave about the pampering they receive at upscale retailers like Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor and Barneys. But here’s a question to ponder:…

Condé Nast, Publicis, Google Launch Luxury Agency La Maison

Vogue design director to oversee content creation

Condé Nast is lending its luxury know-how to a new venture with Publicis Worldwide and Google. Called La Maison, the service will provide luxury clients with consumer insights, content and…

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