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Luxury Retail

Research, ideas and commentary on the major trends affecting the luxury retail markets around the world.

From prime retail to Shopping Centres, CBRE has the experience and expertise to help clients navigate culture and custom across Europe, the Middle East,  Asia Pacific and the Americas. Our global reach keeps us, and our clients, up to date with the latest retail market risks and opportunities.
Our Luxury page provides research, ideas and commentary on the major trends affecting the luxury retail markets around the world. We focus on trends affecting the market globally, as well as locally. We look to understand what drives consumer decisions to purchase luxury items and affiliate with certain brands,  highlighting brand loyalty and heritage, and how this affects retailers and landlords in their business decisions.

Featured Report

Global Luxury Retail: A Divergent Market

Is luxury immune to the twists and turns of the global economy?
November 2015 
Is luxury immune to the twists and turns of the global economy?

Related Luxury Retail Research

The Future of Luxury Retail in Asia Pacific | November 2015

The high growth period for luxury retailers in Asia Pacific, mainly driven by Greater China, is gradually coming to an end as weaker retail sales, surging operational costs and over-saturation prompt retailers to consolidate their existing store networks and slow their rate of entry into new markets.

China Luxury Retail: A Changing Landscape | November 2015

In 2015, developments surrounding the luxury retail space have garnered significant attention. The falling price and decline of import tariffs on luxury products onshore and the growing preference of mainland consumers for offshore luxury purchases have become points of interest among many industry participants.

Next Wave of Luxury Retailers Drives Strong Re-pricing of Prime CBD Retail Rents in Auckland | November 2015

Benchmark rents for Prime strip retail locations in the Auckland CBD underwent a substantial increase in the third quarter of 2015, driven by high demand from luxury and global brand name retailers, combined with a scarcity of options in the market. This was particularly the case on Queen Street, where indicative rentals for some landmark locations increased by more than a third.

Luxury Retail in Europe: Tailoring to the Individual - Blog Post from The European | November 2015

CBRE investigates the consumer drivers surrounding Europe’s luxury goods market.

Blueprint How China's Economic Slump Affects Luxury Retailers | October 2015

Luxury brands have taken a hit from China’s economic slowdown, but the broader impact on the global retail market remains to be seen.

The Changing Retail Landscape: How to Survive the Slowdown in Hong Kong | September 2015

The Hong Kong retail market experienced rapid growth in the decade since the launch of Individual Visit Scheme in 2003.

Prague is the Heart of CEE Luxury | July 2015

Thirteen new luxury brands and 15 high-end brands have entered the Prague market since 2010, with the majority of luxury brands coming from Europe and focused on fashion and fashion accessories.

Luxury Retailers Targeting Melbourne: CBD Retail Landscape Changing | May 2015

The number of luxury retailers opening or expanding their store network across Melbourne’s CBD increased substantially in 2014 and early 2015. This growth has been supported by rising levels of international visitors, who are more likely to purchase luxury items than domestic visitors.

How Global is the Business of Retail? Luxury in China | May 2015

Top-end retailers in the Chinese luxury segment are turning more cautious, with the consumption appetite for hard luxury dampened by the anti-corruption campaign in mainland China.

Luxury and Discount Reshaping the Dutch Retail Landscape | March 2015

The recent high number of retail bankruptcies in the Dutch retail sector has fuelled the debate on the viability of Dutch retailers and increasing vacancy in the high streets and shopping centres.

Retail Hotspot in Asia Pacific | March 2015

Gateway cities in Asia like Tokyo, Singapore and Taipei continued to be the main focus for retailers seeking hotspots in the Asia Pacific region.

How Active are Retailers Globally? | March 2015

In this 6th edition, we examine the global expansion ambitions of retailers based in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. What regions and countries are luxury retailers are targeting in 2015?

The Ascent of Urban Luxury Retail in the U.S. | February 2015

Urban luxury retail defies the sluggish trend, with average net asking rents surging double digits over the past four years. What are the major trends driving the demand for luxury urban retail in the U.S.?

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