Luxury Consumption Index (LCI)

Latest Affluent Consumer Tracking Survey Reveals Uptick in Spending

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Stevens, PA—Finally some good news for retailers—those that cater to more affluent consumers that is.The good news is that … [Read more...]

Affluents Enjoy the Little Things in Life, as a Luxury Drought Takes Hold


Stevens, PA—Affluent consumer confidence took another turn for the worst in the second quarter 2015, according to the latest … [Read more...]

Luxury Market Faces a Drought as Affluents Choose Conscious Consumption


Stevens, PA—The U.S. economy may be in a post-Great Recession period but many of the consumer values developed during the time … [Read more...]

Affluent Consumers Continue their Bumpy Ride to Financial Confidence: Study


Stevens, PA—Compared to last quarter, affluent consumers in the third quarter 2014 are nearly 20% more confident in their … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Must-Read Articles

Clover leaf ball gown, 1953 from Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Charles James: Beyond Fashion."

New York--This week was chock full of interesting, useful information if you were paying attention, that is.In a special … [Read more...]

Austerity Looms in Luxury Market: Study


Stevens, PA—Even though you couldn’t prove it by lavish gowns and jewelry at the Met Museum’s Costume Institute Benefit on Monday … [Read more...]

Report: Affluents to Forestall Spending in Favor of Savings?

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Stevens, PA—“If you’ve got it, flaunt it.” That’s certainly not going to be the mantra of the nation’s most affluent consumers … [Read more...]

Falling Confidence, Sales Reveal Even Affluent Consumers Worried

Luxury Holiday 2013

Stevens, PA—The latest consumer holiday spending report—this one for the nation’s most affluent consumers—may be even more … [Read more...]

Affluent Consumer Confidence Spikes Ahead of Holiday Season


Stevens, PA—While recent second quarter earnings reports from many large retailers shows a slowdown in discretionary spending, … [Read more...]

Uptick in Spending by Affluents Seen Ahead

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Stevens, PA—The ultra affluents—those consumers who make up the top 20%--have picked up their spending rate, a trend that bodes … [Read more...]

Tough-Minded Affluent Consumers Warrant New Luxury Marketing Directions This Year


Stevens, PA—Recent reports from leading luxurygoods purveyors such as LVMH, Ralph Lauren, and Tod’s have proved that whatever the … [Read more...]

Affluent Consumers: Pessimistic, Tight-Fisted About 2013?

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Stevens, PA—The U.S. Congress may have eked past a fiscal cliff and debt ceiling crisis (at least for now), but that’s of no … [Read more...]