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WWD Luxury Forum Recap: Reading the Winds of Change

A recap of WWD's one-day forum, “Luxury Redefined: Strategies for Success in the New Economy.”

From left: Robert Burke, Joseph M. Boitano, Khajak Keledjian and Ikram Goldman at the "Luxury Redefined" forum.

The recession has bitten into the luxury category just like any other sector. On Sept. 17, WWD hosted a one-day forum, “Luxury Redefined: Strategies for Success in the New Economy,” that drew together experts from the fashion, retail, media, automotive and marketing worlds to talk about how to cope with the bumpy road ahead. Here, WWD covers the ideas and viewpoints expressed at the event:

 


Luxury Retailers Turn Back to Basics

Lucky Identifies Alpha Shoppers

Mercedes-Benz Focusing on Core Values

Serving Up Luxe Overnight

Gucci Aims to Elevate Customer Experience

At Oscar de la Renta, Expanded Offering Spurs Business

Building a Solid Foundation for Luxury Online

Diane von Furstenberg Focuses on Heritage