If you’re thinking luxury, this is your Luxe Insider. India’s first luxury podcast, Luxe Insider is a weekly show that brings to you the latest trend from the world of luxury. We also host conversations with leaders behind some of the world’s most coveted brands. Whether you’re an industry insider looking to stay updated, or a consumer looking to learn more, this podcast is for you.
Have you heard of diamonds being used as paper-weight? And did you know that luxury brands were allowed to officially enter India only in the early 2000s? Luxury is more than what meets the eye. This is particularly true in India, where luxury holds a rich and somewhat dark history, tracing back to Indian royalty. Join Anita Khatri in episode 1 of Luxe Insider, where she takes you through the evolution of luxury in India.
Roger Dubuis is a young, rule-breaking Swiss brand. Founded in 1995, the brand has in a short amount of time built a dedicated following of watch connoisseurs. They like to call themselves the “The Troublemakers of Haute Horlogerie.” In this episode, we learn more about the brand, what sets them apart, and their ethos, from their dynamic CEO, Nicola Andreatta.
Increasingly, luxury brands are adopting sustainable practices. No doubt since the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry after oil. But are these practices a trend to appease the conscious customer? Or does it signal a serious commitment to sustainability? Anita unpacks sustainability in the luxury industry in this next episode of Luxe Insider. Bonus: A sneak peek into the Oscars of watchmaking: the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG).
From two sewing machines loaned by her father to becoming one of the largest fashion brands in India, Anita Dongre’s success journey is nothing short of inspiring. We speak to Anita about this journey, how she scaled up from 1 to 5 brands, and more in this next episode of Luxe Insider.
Why are watches so expensive? And if you are looking for one, how do you know which one to buy from the sea of options out there? Anita’s journey with luxury began with watches, and in this episode she answers these questions while taking you on a sojourn through the world of watches.
We have a special episode lined up for you this week! Anita Khatri spent November 24th to November 28th at the Dubai Watch Week 2021, where she spoke with the independent watchmakers and a few masterminds behind some of the extraordinary timepieces around the globe.
It’s wedding season! And, the Indian wedding industry is recovering from the setbacks of the pandemic with big fat Indian weddings back in full swing. To learn more about the most sought-after wedding destinations, navigating through vendors and more, we have with us Parthip Thyagarajan, the co-founder and CEO of India’s leading bridal media brand, WeddingSutra.com. Potential brides and grooms, this one’s for you!
In this episode, we speak with Rajiv Popley, Director of India’s legendary jewellery design brand, the Popley Group. We speak to Rajiv about who the Indian jewellery consumer is, what they’re looking for, how jewellery-buying in India has evolved, and what the future holds for this industry.
Until a few years ago, brands resisted reaching out to social media influencers for their marketing and outreach efforts. Today, over 60% of luxury brands are actively using influencer marketing to promote their brand. To understand this shift, we have with us Mitali Sagar of the renowned House of Misu. House of Misu has paved the way for luxury influencer marketing in India, having worked with brands such as Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, among others.
In the final episode of this year, we have for you a recap of what 2021 looked like for the luxury world. The biggest brand collaborations to the hottest trends – we cover it all in this episode. We hope you enjoy it!
We’re beginning the new year on a sweeter note – this episode is all about the world of chocolates. How do you identify a luxury chocolate? What is a luxury chocolate? And what are the trends among homegrown luxury chocolate brands? Anita discusses it all in this next episode, along with insights from Mr. Marc Wirth, Managing Director, Sprüngli Middle East, a luxury chocolate brand, on what has made this brand a pioneer among premium chocolates.
This week on Luxe Insider, we have with us Olivier Bernheim, the President of luxury Swiss watch brand, Raymond Weil. Olivier has been with Raymond Weil since 1982. His dynamism and visionary entrepreneurial spirit has contributed to Raymond Weil’s impact on the watchmaking world. In this episode, Anita speaks to Olivier about Raymond Weil’s journey, how the brand has stayed independent, and grown over the years.
Through Luxe Insider, we’ve discussed luxury watches, chocolates, weddings, and more! This week, it’s all about the luxury auto industry. We’ve been curious about this space, so to learn more, we spoke with Adil Jal Darukhanawala, one of the most well-known names in the Indian automotive industry. Adil has been the founding editor of numerous automotive publications in India such as Car & Bike International, Overdrive, Car India, among others.
In this episode, we speak to Adil about what defines a luxury car, luxury dos and don’ts of luxury car buying, recommended luxury cars for India, and more!
Roger Federer and Rolex. Longines and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. George Clooney and Omega. These celebrities have become synonymous with the brands they represent, but what makes these celebrity associations so iconic and long lasting? Anita answers this question in our next episode of Luxe Insider. She shares a few considerations for brands looking to associate with a celebrity as their ambassador, how celebrity brand associations have changed over the years, and the latest trends we’re seeing in this space.
We hope you enjoy this episode!
In this week’s episode of Luxe Insider, we have with us renowned celebrity stylist, Eshaa Amiin. Eshaa’s consultancy – The Style Elevator – has expertise in styling for luxury weddings and Bollywood A-listers. She also runs her own label: The Eshaa Amiin label. We learn more about her journey, how a stylist’s work intersects with luxury brands, and more. We hope you enjoy the episode.
On this week’s episode of Luxe Insider, it’s all about bespoke luxury experiences! With Valentine’s Day round the corner, we have curated our selection of the most exclusive luxury staycations, dining experiences, and more in India (and a few overseas). But before that, Anita adds a few luxury experiences that are on her bucket list for 2022, and after hearing about them, they might be on yours too!
Write to us at email@example.com to tell us what you thought about this episode or if there’s any specific luxury category you’d like us to cover on the podcast. We hope you enjoy the episode!
NFTs were the trending buzzword of 2021, and we see this continuing into 2022. Luxury brands and artists have also been quick to issue their NFTs through collaborations and new innovation. But what exactly are brands doing in this space? And what’s the value of building their NFTs? Come explore in this week’s episode of Luxe Insider!
Luxury pens are often an overlooked category in the luxury space. But writing instruments are ubiquitous and always will be, even with the shift to digital. In this episode, we unpack this space, and hear from two people: Kunal Gupta, a luxury pen collector and founder of the Fountain Pens Connoisseur Club, as well as Nikhil Ranjan, the Managing Director of William Penn, a multi-brand retail store of luxury pens. We hope you enjoy this episode!
In this week’s episode, we cover the latest in the world of luxury. Listen in to get all the updates!
Historically, luxury brands that cater largely to women have been led by men. But, there were a few exceptions to this. In this episode, we take a look back at the women, who founded legacy luxury brands and redefined the space with their vision. The trends they set back in the 20th century continue to define luxury even today. Come learn more about these stalwarts in our special episode on women in luxury. We hope you enjoy it!
Watches and Wonders, the world’s most prestigious watch exhibition is back, and we have a small announcement for you.