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Trends in Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology

Craft (Ing) Locations: A Study of Locations of Luxury Brands and Exploration of its Implications for the Handloom Sector in NCR, India

Submission: July 11, 2018;Published: October 04, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/TTEFT.2018.04.000586

ISSN: 2578-0271
Volume4 Issue3

Abstract

Purpose:

Design/Methodology

Objectives:

  1. To identify the areas in Delhi which have a clientele that values Indian luxury items.
  2. To identify retailers who have recently changed or expanded their location with respect to these areas.
  3. To ask them their experience before changing the location.
  4. To ask them their experience after changing the location.
  5. To compare both situations and concluding

Findings: The interpretation of the interviews led to formulation of two major thematic areas connecting similarities and differences in the views of the participants. Key areas point the advantage of the location of their present store as compared to their previous store and the factors considered while choosing a space in the market.

Research limitations: The study focuses on the retailers who have their present stores in two areas only i.e. Hauz Khas village and Shahpur Jaat in New Delhi because there is a cluster of Indian designers present there. These are the locations that have the maximum clientele of Indian luxury clothing.

Practical implications: Due to certain constrains the handloom sector is not organized and branded. This study is beneficial for a person or an organisation that has the capacity to collect these exquisite crafts under one umbrella brand.

Keywords: Location; Brands; Luxury; Retailer; Indian handloom; Marketing

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