France, becoming a ‘dangerous’ luxury destination?

French luxury association ‘Comite Colbert’ has once again found a hot topic of debate… It’s not about why luxury sales are down or why Chinese luxury consumers are dwindling in Paris, but about how dangerous the French capital has become because of the street riots and demonstrations which have left some luxury stores with their windows smashed. The press release also reports that the Chinese Embassy has been reporting an increased number of street smuggling in Paris.

Could the news about how dangerous Paris has become, coupled with the million dollar Chopard and de Grisogono jewellery pieces ‘stolen’ last week in Cannes, durig the 2013 Cannes Film Festival could indeed scare luxury consumers from visiting and shopping in France?

French Police outside Chopard store