The luxury market is expected to grow again in 2017, according to a recent study by Bain & Co. Luxury goods sales dropped modestly in 2016—from €251 billion (about $280 billion) in 2015 to €249 billion last year—but the first quarter of 2017 is already promising. Bain reports a 4% growth for the first quarter of this year, with a projected 2-4% growth for the year—or €254 billion to €259 billion ($284 billion to $289 billion).
Watch brands always reach into their archives to revive a classic model or produce one that simply evokes the past—particularly retro chronographs. Last year, TAG Heuer asked customers to vote on the design of the 2017 Autavia, a chronograph from the 1960s that became iconic a decade later when it was worn by Formula One driver Jo Siffert and, of course, Steve McQueen. Time has also added to its appreciation—in December 2016, a first-generation Autavia (pictured) sold at auction for $125,000.
If the idea of selecting a necktie—Solid? Woven? Whimsical motif?—ties you up in knots, Hermès has a new solution. Beginning in June, just in time for Father's Day, the venerable French luxury brand is launching The Hermès Tie Society, a subscription service that provides members with new neckwear on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis. The idea for the Tie Society started in 2015 when Hermès tested a similar concept at the Madison Avenue boutique in New York.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".