News & Archives from Lux Research Japan :

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News & Archives > Retail

Japanese watchmaker aims for luxury market

June 27, 2016

Citizen Watch Co., the Japanese watchmaker, agreed to buy Swiss rival Frederique Constant. The acquisition was announced May 26 under Citizen's mid-term business plan titled Citizen Global Plan 2018.

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Tiffany shines in Japan with Abenomics impact

June 03, 2013

Tiffany & Co reported better than expected first-quarter earnings in Japan.

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Luxury goods sales up at Japanese department stores

March 08, 2013

Major department stores in Japan say sales of luxury goods are picking up on the back of the bullish stock market.

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Luxury Brand Fast-Fashion Collaborations in Japan

February 28, 2012

Fast-fashion chain H& M recently launched new a collection in Tokyo developed in collaboration with Italian luxury brand Versace.

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Luxury Spending Soars as Japanese Self-Restraint Weakens

October 07, 2011

Although its economic prospects are still unclear, sales of luxury products are increasing again in Japan.

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Louis Vuitton and Barney's New York Open New Shops in Kobe

March 11, 2010

Well-known French luxury brand Louis Vuitton and American premium retailer Barney's New York both opened new shops in Kobe's Iryuchi district earlier this month.

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Takashimaya Osaka Adds More Luxury Shopping Floor space

March 09, 2010

Although some Japanese retail segments are struggling with reduced demand, luxury shopping venues in Japan's city centers continue to expand.

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Uniqlo Jil Sander tie-up: +J

July 10, 2009

Major Japanese casual fashion retailer Uniqlo announced the name of it's highly anticipated tie-up collection with fashion designer Jil Sander earlier this week.

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Barney's New York Continues Japanese Expansion

June 19, 2009

American premium department store brand Barney's New York is continuing its expansion in the Japanese market.

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Mauboussin Free Diamonds in Japan

June 02, 2009

On June 1 French luxury jewelry brand Mauboussin gave away 5,000 cut diamonds at its flagship store in Tokyo's Ginza district.

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Daikokuya Launches Online Luxury Handbag Rental Services

May 14, 2009

Daikokuya, a major player in Japan's used luxury handbag market, recently announced the launch of its new luxury handbag rental services.

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Chrome Hearts Tokyo - New Sales Approach

March 28, 2009

Last April, Chrome Hearts, an American luxury brand known for jewelry and leather goods in gothic motifs, opened a revamped Tokyo flagship store.

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Coach Japan- Improved Customer Service through Specialization

March 19, 2009

Coach Japan, the Japanese arm of American Luxury luggage maker Coach, has announced it will implement a qualifications testing system for staff beginning April 18th, in an effort to improve customer service levels.

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Gilt's Japan Debut

March 19, 2009

American online luxury shoppers may already be familiar with www.gilt.com, a discount online luxury retailer, offering discontinued premium branded items at steep discounts.

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South American Brands on Display In Omotesando

March 12, 2009

March 3rd marked the opening of the first H.P. France select shop, "soup of her art" in Omotesando, Tokyo.

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Prada Japan Discounts Prices

March 12, 2009

Beginning March 14th, Prada Japan will be discounting prices up to 10% on some of their most popular products.

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New Restrictions on Chinese Imports

March 12, 2009

According to the Japanese Ministry of Finance, counterfeit luxury brand imports restricted at customs rose 16.6% in 2008.

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Takashimaya In Shanghai

March 05, 2009

Japanese luxury department store brand Takashimaya is scheduled to open in Shanghai in 2012.

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Prices Drop at Tiffany & Co.

February 12, 2009

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Koransha And Eizaemon Fukagawa

February 12, 2009

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Fast Retailing Purchases Theory

February 05, 2009

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Nokia Vertu set to debut February 19th

January 22, 2009

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Battling it Out in Ginza

January 15, 2009

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Japanese Luxury Beauty Care Connoisseurs

January 15, 2009

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"""Made in China"" Luxury Goods"

January 08, 2009

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New Prada Phone to Launch in Japan

December 18, 2008

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4 Tops Japanese Christmas Gift List

December 18, 2008

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Jean Richard MV Augusta Watch Tie-Up Announced

December 11, 2008

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Top Italian and cosmetic brand lands in Japan

October 30, 2008

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La Pelle Guccissima-----D Gold

October 16, 2008

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Kanebo Cosmetics to Produce a New Aging Foundation Product for their gDew Superiorh line

October 09, 2008

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Nagoya Takashimaya Branch set to open a new luxury perfume shop.

October 02, 2008

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Nokia will be releasing its luxury cell phone in Japan within this year.

October 02, 2008

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Hiroshima Sogo Increases Luxury Offerings

August 20, 2008

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Tobu World Watch Fair in Tokyo this August

July 23, 2008

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Online shopping for luxury goods in Japan

July 23, 2008

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Coach CEO expects continued growth and expansion in Japan

June 23, 2008

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Kyoto stores compete for luxury brand market and customer attention

May 16, 2008

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Luxury supermarkets in Japan rapidly expanding to match increasing market for wealthy aged consumers

May 13, 2008

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Japan Esthetic Salon Survey

May 03, 2008

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High school spending habits in Japan: A mature brand savvy culture of mobile phone users

April 17, 2008

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A quick look at market research on high-end gifts in Japan

April 11, 2008

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Department store merger hints of increase in distribution of luxury goods

April 04, 2008

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