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- 25 May 2011
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From Lamborghini’s U-Turn to Jimmy Choo’s Run to the Bank

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


 [Indians] have thrown off the parsimonious Gandhian phase when it was considered poor taste to flash wealth…it’s a brave woman who arrives without a designer handbag. 

Radha Chadha, brand strategist & co-author of ‘The Cult of the Luxury Brand’
The Independent


£1 billion

How much Jaguar Land Rover is forecast to report in profits for its latest record-breaking fiscal year – only 10 months after it was rescued by Tata.

The Daily Telegraph


 [Lamborghini is] going to have a third model. It has to be an ‘everyday car’. We want to have a car which is able to be used on a daily basis. 

Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini



The percentage of China’s luxury consumers who say they search on the internet each month before making purchases (according to a recent report by KPMG)

The Independent


 That social pressure exists whether you shop at Barneys or T.J. Maxx. [Women] are now mini-celebrities, and Facebook now opened up their world so that they can’t repeat outfits as much. 

Jennifer Hyman, founder & CEO of the luxury evening gown rental company, Rent the Runway


$550 million

The estimated price that Labelux is expected to have paid to acquire Jimmy Choo.

The Daily Mail