Factory Girls want to put the Southeast on fashion map | A&E Feature | Creative Loafing Atlanta
Key areas of concentration are consumer products, retail, luxury, healthcare and automotive. I have completed projects and campaigns for more than 200 multinational as well as small and medium sized enterprises in China. I was previously managing director of China BrightStar, a china-focused consulting firm, and VP at Beijing Gongmei, a Chinese manufacturing conglomerate. I regularly appear in the media and am a frequent speaker at conferences, universities and special events providing insight on Chinese business, politics and culture.
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With the dirth of brands fighting for a stake in the space, and the demand for goods overpowering the supply , its interesting to see which luxury handbag brands are keeping up despite the madness. In a report done by Fashionista in conjunction with online consignment start-up TheRealReal , they identified the top selling handbag designers broken down by city. Their findings do a great job of identifying what brands are trending around the country, and while most of the report is pretty predictable there were a few surprises. Click on the next pages to see which brands reign in cities like New York, San Francisco, Miami and more! 1
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Michael Kors brings luxury to the masses Luxury watch makers see growth in China Chinese luxury giant spreads its wings China warms up to luxury jets In a good month, she will buy about six bags from the likes of Chanel, Hermes, Prada, Dior and Bottega Veneta and has made purchases on behalf of about 50 customers. READ: Global luxury brands cash in on Chinese travelers First-name terms Paris-based Li, who only wanted to give his family name, earns more than $6,000 a month buying luxury items in French stores on behalf of clients back home. An MBA graduate, he has no plans to pursue a different career despite his educational credentials. "I'm a big fan of luxury products and I think daigou is a much easier job than others," he said. However, Li says the business is unstable. Even though he's on first-name terms with sales staff in stores like Hermes he can't get special deals. "It's Hermes so no-one can get any discount unless you are a super VIP," he said. But an anti-corruption campaign launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping that saw Chinese sales of luxury goods slow significantly in 2013 has also hurt his business, said Li.
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"Factory Girls has a meaning that deals with the art world and creative individuals forming relationships, and that's what attracted us to it," Thurnher says. "There's nothing [else] like this in Atlanta." Weir and Thurnher decided the Southeast needed a hub for designers to produce their collections on an industrial-based level. Thanks to a building already owned by Weir's family, they found a space where their concept could eventually become a reality. The factory quickly became an innovative and resourceful haven for Glass and Huntz, whose fall collections were launched with the support of Factory Girls in June. Having Glass and Huntz's alliance and collaboration on the founding of Factory Girls was "invaluable," and their input enabled Thurnher and Weir to understand what designers needed. For Glass and Huntz, the Factory Girls were able to fill the void of a crucial, missing component, which was manufacturing. As they were evolving, the four women sitting together trying to figure out what to do and how they were going to do it, they questioned what they would call themselves. "It's to the point, it's what we do, and it brings up an image that's not negative," Weir says.