Luxury bibliography

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Management, Industry, Theory and History

Berry, C.J. (1994) The idea of luxury: a conceptual and historical investigation. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Caru, A. and Cova, B. (eds) (2006) Consuming experience. Routledge.

Chevalier, M. and Mazzalovo, G. (2008) Luxury brand management: a world of privilege. John Wiley.

Danziger, P.N. (2005) Let them eat cake: marketing luxury to the masses - as well as the classes. Kaplan Business.

DeJean, J. (2006) The essence of style: how the French invented high fashion, fine food, chic cafes, style, sophistication, and glamour. Free Press.

Drake, A. (2006) The beautiful fall. New York, Back Bay Books.

Frank, R.H. (2000) Luxury fever: money and happiness in an era of excess. Princeton University Press.

Guy, K.M. When champagne became French: wine and the making of a national identity.

Lipovetsky, G. The empire of fashion: dressing modern democracy.

McCormack, K. Veblen in plain English: a complete introduction to Thorstein Veblen's economics.

Okonkwo, U. (2007) Luxury fashion branding. New York, Palgrave Macmillan

Sargentson, C. Merchants and luxury markets: the marchands merciers of eighteenth century Paris.

Silverstein, M.J. Trading up: the new American luxury.

Thomas, D. (2007) Deluxe: how luxury lost its lustre. London, Allen Lane.

Twitchell, J.B. Living it up: our love affair with luxury.

Veblen, T. Conspicuous consumption.

Veblen T. The theory of the leisure class.


Chadha, R. and Husband, P. (2006) The cult of the luxury brand: inside Asia's love affair with luxury. Nicholas Brealey.

Conniff, R. (2003) The natural history of the rich: a field guide. W.W. Norton.

Frank, R. (2007) Richistan: a journey through the 21st century wealth boom and the lives of the new rich. New York, Crown Publishers.

Gronow, J. (2003) Caviar with champagne: common luxury and the ideals of the good life in Stalin's Russia. Berg Publishers.

Nunes, P. Mass affluence: seven new rules of marketing to today's consumer.

Oechsli, M. The art of selling to the affluent: how to attract, service, and retain wealthy customers and clients for life.

Remnick, D. The new gilded age: the New Yorker looks at the culture of affluence.

Stanley, T.J. Marketing to the affluent.

Products and Services

Dawson, C.C. (2004) Lexus: the relentless pursuit. Singapore, John Wiley.

Glasmeier, A.K. (2000) Manufacturing time. New York, Guilford Press.

Hata, K. Louis Vuitton Japan: the building of luxury.

Kladstrup, D. Champagne: how the world's most glamorous wine triumphed over war and hard times.

Sherman, R. Class acts: service and inequality in luxury hotels.