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New Chiefs at Pandora, Ralph Lauren, Christopher & Banks

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Pandora Names New President/CEO Copenhagen—Pandora, the Danish jewelry company behind the collectible bead phenomenon, has appointed Björn Gulden as chief executive officer effective March 1. Until then, Marcello Bottoli will continue as interim chief executive until Gulden arrives when Bottoli will become deputy chairman of the company’s board of directors, …

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Nordstrom, Saks Top List for Luxury Customer Experience Online

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Chicago—Nordstrom topped a new online luxury shopping survey where mystery shoppers rated it along with 19 other luxury websites based upon customer service, branding, multi-channel experience, ease of shopping and other criteria. “The goal of our Inaugural Luxury Mystery Shopping Study entitled, “Champagne Tastes and Caviar Dreams: A Global Look …

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Study: Luxury Consumers Seek Good Investment from Fashion Brands

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Stevens, PA—Fashion brands with merchandise that proves to be a “good investment” may have the upper hand in getting inside luxury consumers’ wallets. At least that’s what Unity Marketing found recently in a study that asked 1,245 affluent consumers (average household income $331,500; age 46.5 years; 42% male/58%female) to rate …

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Ralph Lauren Gives Paris an American Taste

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Paris–For the last week, it’s all been about an “American in Paris” as designer Ralph Lauren received the French medal of honor and opened his largest Polo Ralph Lauren store in Europe on Paris’ Boulevard St-Germain. The 13,000-sqaure-foot store is located in a former historic townhouse and stocks what the company calls “a premier assortment” …