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Are luxury brand mark-ups unjustifiable?

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How much do luxury products cost to sell? I’ve noticed in the past 2-3 years a greater number of brands providing ‘luxury’ goods at more affordable prices. These brands claim that they can provide greater value for money by going direct to consumer, and stripping out the overheads that the major luxury brands incur. But just how overpriced are luxury …

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Marketplaces let brands control distribution

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Condé Nast recently launched a marketplace for luxury brands, revamping its Style.com site for an eCommerce initiative that it is reportedly backing with $100million. Though a seemingly natural fit for Condé Nast (which owns numerous luxury magazine titles, including Vogue and GQ) the venture is reportedly proving a tough nut to crack, with entrenched competitors including Yoox, Net-A-Porter and Farfetch dominating …