Kering chief slaps down Puma sale talk

French luxury group says athletic brand is ‘on track’

François-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering. He is the son of the company's founder, François Pinault. Photographed at their offices in London.
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Gucci owner optimistic on China

Kering chief identifies long-term gains from rule of law and stronger digital presence

Balmain AW16

Qatari fund buys Balmain fashion house

Mayhoola plans to expand French brand with more stores abroad

MiHaiBao fashion

Chinese shoppers now look for more than a logo

Rich consumers want to show that they have good taste and that they are individuals

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 3: Shoppers make a purchase using a UnionPay debit card at Harrods on February 3, 2011 in London, England. UnionPay is the sole debit card provider in China, representing 14 major Chinese banks. (Photo by James McCauley/Harrods via Getty Images)

Asian brands go west chasing holiday shoppers

The affluent combine European and US breaks with spending sprees

Mulberry’s affordable luxury pays off

Retailer triples pre-tax profits in full year to March

Burberry board departure stokes concerns

Loss of COO Smith heightens fears over corporate expertise

Ralph Lauren RTW FW16

Ralph Lauren warns of 2016 sales decline

New chief Stefan Larsson vows to close stores and cut costs

Entrepreneurs pump up volume for Brexit

Remain campaign needs passion — and a beer-mat-sized slogan

Lindt chief Tanner to pass on baton

Finance director Weisskopf to take reins at Swiss chocolate maker

New Moët wine on the road from Shangri-La

French producer to present $300 vintage red from Tibetan plateau

Retail therapy will not cure China’s ills

Slowing emerging markets pose serious problems for luxury brands

Tomorrow’s master craftsmen, today

Meet the next generation of artisans keeping the luxury industry’s heritage trades alive

Is the fashion industry in crisis?

The sector is in tumult as some brands cut the delay between the catwalk and the wardrobe

Instagram rolls out carpet for fashion

The app’s business development head has unfiltered advice for maisons

Hong Kong confronted by changing tastes

Tourists from mainland China are becoming more sophisticated and demanding

Brunello Cucinelli on ‘humane capitalism’

His delicate cashmere jumpers come from a factory that reflects his worldview

Luxury brands combat global slowdown

Economic pressures call for chic solutions

Bailey under fire for dual role at Burberry

Top shareholders warn tensions may come to a head at annual meeting

Richemont: time to spend it

Luxury goods manufacturer needs to return cash pile to shareholders

Richemont destroys stock as sales fall

Cartier and Montblanc owner stresses challenges facing luxury sector

Burberry to cut costs as profits dip 7%

Chief says luxury sector remains ‘challenging’

Singapore takes on HK as China luxury hotspot

Hermès relaunches in city state in a bet on growth in SE Asia

Week in Review, May 7

Burberry, Europe’s airlines, ICE and LSE, UBS and Takata featured

Design classic: PK71 nesting tables

Danish designer Poul Kjaerholm’s tables, created in 1957, exemplify his partiality for unadorned, logical structures


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