Luxury Apparel Experiences Notable Surge In Recent Years In India

Luxury Apparel Experiences Notable Surge In Recent Years In India

The market for luxury apparels in India has experienced a notable surge in recent years, characterised by their exclusivity and high quality and cater to individuals with high disposable incomes.

This increase in affinity towards luxury fashion is driven by the presence of foreign luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Gucci.

Homegrown brands such as Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani, and Ritu Kumar too have driven growth in the luxury fashion segment.

Indian luxury fashion has quickly established itself as a multibillion-dollar industry. The growing number of high-income individuals in the country has fueled the demand for luxury goods.

“While these brands are particularly popular in metropolitan cities, wealthy customers from smaller cities also significantly contribute to their success,” the Statesman reported.

Digital presence has further expanded their customer base, allowing for customization services and tailored experiences that cater to the unique needs of Indian consumers.

Luxury fashion brands in India have strategically tapped into the lucrative Indian wedding market. Affluent Indians splurging on weddings has created a substantial market for exclusive apparel.

The rich craftsmanship and cost-effective production in India, combined with its strategic location, make the country an attractive destination for these brands.

Despite the thriving market, luxury apparel production in India faces several challenges. The availability of counterfeit luxury goods at lower prices leads to brand dilution.

Moreover, luxury brands find their customer base to be scattered, with Indian consumers generally being price-sensitive.

Some affluent Indians prefer shopping abroad, adding to the disconnect luxury brands face in the local market.

Additionally, the perception of luxury remains heavily westernized, often leading to a preference for international brands over homegrown ones.

This is ironic, given that Indian designers like Gaurav Gupta are recognized and worn by international celebrities.