The Cult of the Luxury Brand: Inside Asia's Love Affair with Luxury

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The Cult of the Luxury Brand is the first book to explore how and why an amazing "luxeplosion" is rocking Asia, sweeping up not just the glitzy upper crust, but secretaries toting their Burberry bags, junior executives sporting Rolex watches, and university students in Ferragamo shoes. Hong Kong boasts more Gucci and Hermes stores than New York or Paris. China's luxury market is growing with such gusto that it will single-handedly be the biggest by 2014. Even India, the new kid on the luxury block, has three-month waiting lists for hot items, while in Tokyo, the epicenter of the cult, 94 per cent of women in their 20s own a Louis Vuitton bag. The cult of the luxury brand is so powerful that Asian consumers account for as much as half of the $80 billion global luxe industry. Radha Chadha and Paul Husband explain the paradox of simultaneously pumping up your product's status while pumping it out to the masses. They crack the code of the cult, offering a tried-and-tested approach to creating an explosive following for your brand. They outline a powerful model that explains the spread of luxury in developed markets such as Japan and Hong Kong, while predicting the future course for emerging markets such as China and India. They also examine the phenomenon of "geniune fakes", impossible to tell from the real thing but detracting from its sales.Written by world-leading experts in a highly accessible style, the book draws on over 150 interviews with industry experts, market studies in 10 countries, and the authors' collective experience across Asia. It offers a glimpse of the thriving retail scene, from glorious flagship stores in Tokyo to bustling local markets in Seoul, and compares the various consumer segments to understand the inner motives for their obsession. It demonstrates how the continent's massive economic and social transformation is dismantling centuries-old ways of defining your place in society, and how your spot on today's social totem pole is marked by your Chanel suit and your Cartier watch. Whether you are a business professional targeting the Asian consumer, a marketer interested in trend spotting, or a shopper fascinated by luxury brands, this book opens the door to success.

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"Fascinating. The Cult of the Luxury Brand is the first insightful exposition of this dramatic re-framing of traditional Asian values. It is full of insight and vital source material for anyone interested in understanding modern Asians."
-Miles Young, Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific

"Excellent and timely. The Asian market is red hot, and by focusing on the luxury brand, we can better understand the rapid social changes taking place in Asia today. A great topic, one that professionals in many fields want to know more about. It's happening now - and Chadha and Husband have got the story, in a way that the competition does not. It's 'hands-on', accessible, informative, professional and lively."
-Dr Kaori O'Connor, leading anthropologist on material culture and fashion, and author of The Way We Wear

"A fascinating and informative ride through cities like Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo. There is no other place in the world where luxury is the currency of power than Asia, where what you wear speaks volumes abou who you are. The Cult of the Luxury Brand is a must-read for anyone who is looking to enter the retail development market in Asia, an invaluable tool in understanding the psychology of the Asian consumer."
-Bertrand Pellegrin, Marketing Director of Lane Crawford

"Luxury brands have become a cult in many Asian markets. In this superb book, Chadha and Husband describe the economic, social and cultural forces that have fueled this trend. Through a series of case studies and insightful analyses, they highlight new marketing tools that companies are successfully implementing to create and build this luxury cult. This is a must-read book for executives who want to build their luxury brands in the booming Asian markets."
-Sunil Gupta, Professor of Marketing, Harvard Business School

"The authors have delved into the psyche and the motivation of the most fascinating consumers in the world. This book is an invaluable tool for investors and managers to understand the path ahead for luxury in Asia."
-Sagra Maceira de Rosen, Managing Director of Reig Capital Luxury & Retail, former Head of Luxury Goods Equity Research, JP Morgan

"Well researched and highly readable, this book goes well beyond merely documenting the luxe phenomenon in Asia. It explains how cultural concepts such as guanxi, conformity and kiasu are given their spiritual edge today through the way luxury brands are used as personal props. It is a fascinating read, and adds texture and flabour to understanding how the Asian century is taking shape.
Mark Blair, author of 360 Brand in Asia and President - International Clients, Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific

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"Fascinating. Full of insight and vital source material for anyone interested in understanding modern Asians." Miles Young, Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific

"Excellent and timely. Chadha and Husband have got the story. It's `hands-on', accessible, informative, professional and lively." Dr Kaori O'Connor, University College London and author of The Way We Wear

"There is no other place in the world where luxury is the currency of power than Asia, where what you wear speaks volumes about who you are. Fascinating and informative, The Cult of the Luxury Brand is a must-read for anyone who is looking to enter the retail development market in Asia, an invaluable tool in understanding the psychology of the Asian consumer." Bertrand Pellegrin, Marketing Director of Lane Crawford

"In this superb book, through a series of case studies and insightful analyses, Chadha and Husband highlight new marketing tools that companies are successfully implementing to create and build the luxury cult. This is a must-read book for executives who want to build their luxury brands in the booming Asian markets." Sunil Gupta, Professor of Marketing, Harvard Business School

"Painstakingly researched and easy to read, an amazing look inside the luxury brand trade." Ambar Brahmachary, President of JWT Japan

"The authors have delved into the psyche and the motivations of the most fascinating consumers in the world. This book is a invaluable tool for investors and managers to understand the path ahead for luxury in Asia." Sagra Maceira de Rosen, Managing Director of Reig Capital Luxury & Retail, former Head of Luxury Goods Equity Research, JP Morgan

"Well researched and highly readable, this book goes well beyond merely documenting the luxe phenomenon in Asia. It explains how cultural concepts such as guanxi, conformity and kiasu are given their spiritual edge today through the way luxury brands are used as personal props. It is a fascinating read, and adds texture and flavour to understanding how the Asian century is taking shape." Mark Blair, author of 360 Brand in Asia and President - International Clients, Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific

"A fascinating journey behind the luxury phenomenon that is shaping mass consumption in Asia. Filled with actionable insight for all marketers. Read it for pleasure and profit!" Richard Lee, Vice President, Marketing, PepsiCo China

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