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Why Touch Defines the Future of Luxury Goods

Exploring the increasing importance of touch in luxury products

Generate Team - June 28, 2024
Why Touch Defines the Future of Luxury Goods
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In the ever-evolving luxury market, touch has emerged as a paramount indicator of quality. Consumers are increasingly discerning, with a sharp eye for the fine details that set premium products apart. This heightened awareness has led to a surge in demand for materials that offer rich, tactile experiences. From the smoothness of silk and suede to the textured richness of rattan and leather, these materials are not just about appearance; they provide an immersive sensory experience that emphasizes luxury. This trend spans across various industries including fashion, home interiors, and design, reflecting a broader shift towards sensory-driven consumer experiences.

The emphasis on tactile luxury is mirrored in compelling statistics; for instance, the preference for luxurious touch in fashion and accessories has grown by 188% over the past 18 months. This trend is particularly notable among millennials in key markets such as the US, UK, and Italy. Brands that prioritize tactile elements are not only meeting consumer demand but also enhancing the perceived value of their products. As brands continue to innovate, the integration of tactile elements will likely become a staple in the luxury market, capturing the nuances of what makes a product truly luxurious.

Data for this article is sourced from Nextatlas' analysis of social media content shared by over 300K global early adopters

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