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Andy Warhol, Zaha Hadid & 10 Luxury Laden Supermodels

The sound bites and statistics that are causing a stir in luxury circles

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 Our online male sales are three to four times bigger than Saks and five times bigger than Bloomingdale’s. 

Kevin Ryan, CEO of the flash sale site Gilt Groupe
Women’s Wear Daily

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30%

How much more the world’s 10 top-earning models collectively earned ($112 million) last year compared to the year before, thanks in part to consumers increased spending in the luxury sector.

Forbes

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 I would like to do fashion, but there are some really great people out there who do it better… You can have ideas, but it’s not the same. 

Zaha Hadid, architect
Women’s Wear Daily

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40%

The percentage of profits LVMH is reported to make from China.

BBC

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 H&M is opening a concession in Selfridges… [but] H&M is on every high street, in every city, all over the world – is that really the exclusive, designer reputation Selfridges has cultivated at its four “luxury shopping” locations? 

Rosie Baker, Marketing Week’s retail specialist
Marketing Week

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$38.4 million

The record-breaking price fetched at the recent Christie’s New York auction for a work by Andy Warhol (in total the 8 Warhols on offer were sold for $90.99 million while the record-breaker was his 1964 ‘Self-Portrait’)

The Art Newspaper