Self-beliefs shape what luxury means to us

New research suggests our unconscious self-beliefs influence what we value in luxury items, and that rather than targeting particular kinds of consumers, marketers should shape our self-beliefs to fit with their brand.

Tesla Model S gets Consumer Reports' top score

The Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric car has tied an older Lexus for the highest score ever recorded in Consumer Reports magazine's automotive testing.

Luxury consumption can fuel 'impostor syndrome' among some buyers

Purchasing luxury goods can affirm buyers' sense of status and enjoyment of items like fancy cars or fine jewelry. However, for many consumers, luxury purchases can fail to ring true, sparking feelings of inauthenticity that ...

Less is more in lap of luxury

Chandeliers, gold taps and ornate drapes are classic hallmarks of the world's most luxurious hotels, right? Wrong, according to Flinders University sociologist Eduardo de la Fuente.

Luxury brands struggle to attract Internet generation

Seducing hyper-connected "Millennials" poses an increasing challenge for luxury brands, which find their markets slowing as young, skeptical consumers force them to rethink strategies.

Tata Motors shares plunge 30% on Jaguar woes

Shares in India's Tata Motors tanked almost 30 percent on Friday after problems at its Jaguar Land Rover unit dragged the luxury carmaker to India's biggest quarterly loss.

Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car?

The green car market is only inching along in the United States, hampered by high comparative costs and limited ranges on pure electric vehicles, but automakers remain confident their time will come.

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