Designer bags, belts and shoes have already caught on in India, but European jewelry is another story.
There were many hurdles even before last month’s terrorists attacks in Mumbai that killed more than 160 people. Challenged by the country’s steep custom duty, hefty sales tax and a limited retail infrastructure centered on malls and fancy hotels, Western fine jewelry brands are only just beginning to make inroads into the world’s second most populous nation.
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