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Business Ideas

This Online Store Lets You Rent Luxury Brands for Less

Including brands like Tom Ford, Gucci, and Givenchy

Got a big event coming up? You're probably searching for the perfect dress or the right pair of shoes to wear to that upcoming affair. But with all the parties, weddings, birthdays, and every other event you need to attend, it can ...

by Henna Yu for  | May 17, 2019 08:00:00
Business Ideas

He Sold His Luxury Watch Collection to Start His Own Filipino Watch Company

Danilo Villanueva ditched his desk job to fulfill his lifelong dream of creating his own watch brand

Makina has yet to officially make the Mephisto watch available to the public. The company says only 500 pieces will initially be available for this modelMakina is a Filipino watch brand founded by Danilo Villanueva. The former advertising professional remembers the exact ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 20, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

The New Luxury: What are the Latest Indicators of Wealth?

Old Money is investing in something more practical

The widespread global success of luxury brandsâconsidering they carry the term âluxuryââowes a high percentage of its revenue to the spending of the middle class and little credit to the upper echelons of society as one would imagine. Members of the Old ...

by Hannah Lazatin for  | July 09, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

What are the Fastest-Growing Segments of PH Specialty Fashion?

Key insights on retailing trends from publicly listed SSI Group Inc.’s latest annual report

Annual reports of companies listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange are typically read by shareholders and investors keen to find out how the company is doing financially.But the latest report of the SSI Group Inc., the country’s leading specialty retailer, could be ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 25, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Run a tight ship

Hotel director of a luxury liner details what it takes to satisfy demanding guests.

Norman Rafelson had been managing one of the world’s top luxury hotels for 30 years until he decided to jump ship, joining Silversea Cruises as hotel director of Silver Spirit. But whether it’s a posh hotel or cruise line, a manager catering ...

by Bernadette Reyes  | January 13, 2015 11:00:00
Startup Tips

The business of bling: Tips from a jewelry entrepreneur

Things you have to know about the jewelry business

Have you ever walked in a store and felt your jaw drop when you checked the six-digit price tag of a piece of jewelry? Have you ever thought of the jewelry business as a profitable venture? asked Emil Vincent Sitjar of Emilia’s ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | November 14, 2011 11:00:00