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Interpretations of Luxury

Exploring the Consumer Perspective


Part of the Palgrave Advances in Luxury book series (PAAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Fundamentals of Luxury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Linda Lisa Maria Turunen
      Pages 3-12
    3. Linda Lisa Maria Turunen
      Pages 13-29
    4. Linda Lisa Maria Turunen
      Pages 31-59
    5. Linda Lisa Maria Turunen
      Pages 61-81
  3. Interpreting the Luxuriousness of a Brand

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Linda Lisa Maria Turunen
      Pages 85-103
    3. Linda Lisa Maria Turunen
      Pages 105-119
    4. Linda Lisa Maria Turunen
      Pages 121-135
    5. Linda Lisa Maria Turunen
      Pages 137-152
    6. Linda Lisa Maria Turunen
      Pages 153-165
    7. Linda Lisa Maria Turunen
      Pages 167-184
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 185-191

About this book


Exploring the elements that constitute the perceived luxuriousness of a brand, this book addresses the changing definitions of the term ‘luxury’ in today’s world. Taking the approach that the concept of luxury evolves from the consumer, the author introduces a conceptual model which explains how the consumer interprets the luxuriousness of a brand. This innovative study analyses the key elements that influence luxury branding, such as extended product, perceived uniqueness, authenticity and context specificity. By critically reflecting on the existing definitions of luxury and its challenges, this book makes a unique contribution to research and an essential read for marketing students and scholars.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Business StudiesUniversity of VaasaVaasaFinland

About the authors

Linda Lisa Maria Turunen is a postdoctoral researcher in the Faculty of Business Studies at the University of Vaasa, Finland. She has consultancy experience and a strong passion for exploration and research in the fields of luxury brands and perceived luxuriousness, secondhand luxury markets and upcycling. Linda has actively participated in numerous academic discussions at conferences and through various published articles.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Interpretations of Luxury
  • Book Subtitle Exploring the Consumer Perspective
  • Authors Linda Lisa Maria Turunen
  • Series Title Palgrave Advances in Luxury
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Advances in Luxury
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-60869-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86948-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-60870-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 191
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Luxury
    Consumer Behavior
    Emerging Markets/Globalization
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