The Luxury Strategy (2nd ed.)

Break the Rules of Marketing to Build Luxury Brands

by Jean-Noël Kapferer, Vincent Bastien

The Luxury Strategy, written by two world experts on luxury branding, provides the first rigorous blueprint for the effective management of luxury brands and companies at the highest level. It rationalizes those business models that have achieved profitability and unveils the original methods that were used to transform small family businesses such as Ferrari, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, Armani, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren into profitable global brands.

By defining the differences between premium and luxury brands and products, analysing the nature of true luxury brands and turning established marketing 'rules' upside down, The Luxury Strategy has established itself as the definitive work on the essence of a luxury brand strategy.

This fully revised second edition of The Luxury Strategy explores the diversity of meanings of 'luxury' across different markets. It also includes a new section on marketing and selling luxury goods online and the impact of social networks and digital developments, cementing its position as the authority on luxury strategy.


  • Kogan Page; September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780749464929
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: The Luxury Strategy
  • Author: Jean-Noël Kapferer; Vincent Bastien
  • Imprint: Kogan Page

About The Author

Jean-Noël Kapferer is a worldwide thought leader and expert on brand management. A Professor of marketing strategy at HEC Graduate School of Management in France and is also a corporate branding consultant. His other popular titles include Kapferer on Luxury and The New Strategic Brand Management.

Vincent Bastien is one of the most experienced senior managers in the luxury business. Formerly MD of Louis Vuitton Malletier and CEO of Yves Saint Laurent Parfums, he has held senior posts at some of the world's most prestigious luxury brands. He is now Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris, teaching Strategy in Luxury.