Wanqi Zeng

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Luxury shave: Tokyo

In Japan, where a close shave is still a necessity for salarymen, Panasonic is trying to elevate the daily ritual with a pop-up store in the trendy …

Customers

The Premium Mediocre Life of Maya Millennial

A few months ago, while dining at Veggie Grill (one of the new breed of Chipotle-class fast-casual restaurants), a phrase popped unbidden into my …

How Do You Grow a Premium Brand?

It was a great idea. The first of its kind. A series of ultrapremium health clubs located in major cities throughout the world. Targeted at senior executives too busy to eat. Frequent business travelers. Singles. People who just plain liked the extra attention and pampering and could afford to pay …

The Decline Of Premium American Fashion Brands. What Happened, Ralph And Tommy?

Once aspirational, companies like Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger have lost their luster, while innovative new brands are shining bright.<p>Fifteen years ago, when I was in high school, I remember flipping through the pages of <i>Teen Vogue</i> and marveling at glossy Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin …

Pushing into premium: the pursuit of a higher price

If you build it, they will come. If you lower your prices, they will come more often.But if you increase prices – not so much.If that’s not a golden …

Consumption-Reducing eCommerce Platforms : Buy Me Once

'Buy Me Once' is an online shop that is trying to combat fast fashion and throwaway culture. Although it is easy to find affordable products online, …

The Era of Disposable Everything • EMGI Group

By m<p>In EMGI Group<p><i>You can only lose what you cling to.</i> <i><br>— Buddha —</i><p>Stop clinging to the unnecessary.<p>I’m sure you’ve seen it. The images of the …

Branding

How the American middle class lost its taste for mindless consumerism

This Black Friday, middle-class Americans around the country will succumb to the lure of the deal. But in many ways Black Friday is a remnant of a bygone era. As recent news of Macy’s tumbling stock prices suggests, today’s middle-class shoppers are looking for more than a bargain.<p>Low prices used …

Middle-class

The Lure of Luxury

Most people own things they don’t really need. It is worth thinking about why.<p><i>Photo: scion_cho</i><p><i>Audio by curio.io</i><p>Why would anyone spend thousands of …

Buy Me Once: the online shop for stuff that lasts, from T-shirts to tweezers

Whether you’re talking about appliances, cars or clothing, it’s true: they don’t make ’em like they used to. Here’s an easy way around a persistent problem<p>When eight different people send me a link to the same website in the span of a week, I know I have to write about it.<p>The site is called Buy Me …

Life in the slow lane: Why supermarkets should rethink the need for speed

Few things are more frustrating than waiting in a long line at a grocery checkout only to have the person in front of you discover when it comes time …

In praise of slowness

Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash …