Hermès’ China-focused label

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From Monday Flying.

Shang Xia(上下)is literally translated to mean ‘Up and Down’ in Chinese. Figuratively, the phrase is used to describe a ‘topsy-turvy’ situation.An interesting move from Hermès, Shang Xia is a rare development from the luxury group, which tends to buy all or part of existing brands.

Product line-up includes a balance between traditional artisan craft with modern style. Materials…

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Slang term of the day: tubaozi

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In China, the arrival of the tubaozi, the much-ridiculed “potato buns” from the countryside who got rich without ever living in a sophisticated first-tier city…

Via the Chinese Economic Review, in an article about the evolution of luxury consumers in China.