MUMBAI, India — Diane von Furstenberg may have little in common with French shoe designer Christian Louboutin or executive director of Harrods Michael Ward, but all of them were here to discuss the $6 billion Indian luxury market at the Mint Luxury Conference.
A major concern was the announcement by the Indian government last November that requires brands that wholly own their single-brand stores in India to source 30 percent of their products from India. This condition implies that global brands that come into the country without a local partner would have to source at least a third of their materials from India.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)