Younger Chinese consumers are no longer turning to advertisements to help them shop – they’re listening to each other instead. Shanghai-based app Xiaohongshu (Little Red Book) is harnessing social commerce and changing the way luxury consumers learn about products online.
Traditionally worn by the men of the household, more and more women in China are snapping up suits to fill their wardrobes. What does this shift in fashion preferences reveal of their position in society, and how can luxury houses and e-commerce sites cater to their increasingly lavish tastes?
Decades of domestic prosperity have seen Chinese citizens become coveted consumers the world over. But a new wind is blowing as young people move away from excessive materialism and towards a more conscious, minimalist approach. What’s driving this shift in shopping habits?
The lives of Chinese Gen Zers – digital natives who grew up amid prosperity – are vastly different from their parents’. Yet while they’re feeling empowered and connected to the world, they’ve not shunned tradition entirely. How are apps, games, and fashion labels reminding youth of their heritage?
JD.com has opened an offline experience centre in Beijing catering to the maintenance and care of online luxury purchases. This comes as luxury consumption in China is reaching new heights, and post-sales services are being sought out to keep high-end purchases in good condition.