Luxury World

The Past, Present and Future of Luxury Brands

By Mark Tungate
(Kogan Page, Hardcover, 9780749452636, 260pp.)

Publication Date: November 2009

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With wit, accuracy, and insatiable curiosity, Mark Tungate takes readers on a voyage around the luxury universe, slipping behind the facade of the world's most sophisticated businesses to show the reader how they really function.  Among other destinations, the author visits Italian shoemakers, Swiss watch designers, the Champagne houses of France, and the top jewelry designers.

About the Author

Mark Tungate is a journalist specializing in marketing, media, and communication. He is the author of best-selling Fashion Brands, as well as Adland: A Global History of Advertising, Branded Male and Media Monoliths (all published by Kogan Page). Based in Paris, he has a weekly column in the French media magazine Strategies, and writes regularly about advertising, style and popular culture for the trends intelligence service WGSN. His work has appeared in The Times, The Independent and the Daily Telegraph newspapers. He is also the co-author of The Epica Book, an annual review of the best European advertising. In addition, Mark teaches courses about marketing, media and communication at Parsons Paris School of Design. He has addressed conferences around the world and has been on the juries of several advertising competitions. For more information, see

Praise For Luxury World

"The luxury world is a truly global community. Mark Tungate's new book offers valuable insight into its workings and the psychology of its citizens." - Ye Ying, Editor, The Economic Obsever (China)

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