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  1. September 10, 2014

    Jewellery powerhouses sparkle at the Biennale des Antiquaires

    Cut it fine: Jewellery powerhouses sparkle at the Biennale For an insightful and forthright take on why the Biennale des...

  2. September 5, 2014

    Fine jewellers buy back histories

    How do fine jewellery houses prove status and prowess? Increasingly, many are investing in heritage collections – archives...

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  1. Watches and Jewellery

    The smartwatch market is crowded, and the stakes will get higher with the launch of Ap...
  2. Special Report: Watches & Jewellery Jan 2013

    A decline in gift giving in China may not be a temporary phenomenon and the next 12 mo...
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  1. March 26, 2014

    Watchmaking industry prepares to unveil its showstoppers

    At time of writing the doors are closed, the turnstiles locked and the stands under construction. But behind the scenes,...

  2. February 7, 2014

    ESCP Europe and Lectra collaborate on fashion

    ESCP Europe has launched a chair in Fashion and Technology on its Paris campus to research innovation in the fashion and...

  3. February 6, 2014

    Paris gets second MBA in luxury management

    The European market for programmes in luxury goods management is hotting up with the launch by Sup de Luxe Paris of an MBA...

  4. Material World

    January 21, 2014

    Francesco Trapani's new job at LVMH and the optics of image

    Getty Images Bet corridors were buzzing over at Hermès on Monday when LVMH announced Francesco Trapani, the executive who...

  5. November 8, 2013

    Luxury brands follow wealthy customers

    Call it the year of transition. A slowing in the Chinese luxury goods market, returning confidence among US buyers, the...

  6. November 8, 2013

    Bulgari in the right place at the right time

    Jean-Christophe Babin, chief executive of Bulgari, considers himself a “conductor” of the storied Roman jeweller. His...

  7. October 22, 2013

    London Business School MBAs get a taste of luxury management

    From January, MBA students at London Business School will be able to follow an elective track in luxury management,...

  8. Material World

    September 20, 2013

    LVMH acquires Nicholas Kirkwood; raises stakes in young designer game

    Take that Kering. You have a hot young British designer? Now WE have a hot young British designer. Getty Images Today LVMH...

  9. September 4, 2013

    Fiat plots road to recovery in Italy with focus on luxury

    Fiat is pushing ahead with plans to make Italy the hub of its premium and luxury car business after chief executive Sergio...

  10. August 20, 2013

    Italian business: No way back

    Over six decades, Cesare Geronzi ascended to the summit of Italian finance. Every step of the way, he took three scarlet...

  11. Material World

    August 5, 2013

    LVMH stealthily grows its hotel power

    And you thought their buying of Hermes stocks was sneaky. While everyone has been paying attention to THAT, LVMH has added...

  12. July 12, 2013

    Vanessa Friedman: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the new face of Bulgari

    One of the more notable moments of the recent Paris couture week occurred at a very fancy party hosted by Bulgari in a...

  13. June 19, 2013

    Dolce and Gabbana get suspended sentence and €500m tax evasion fine

    Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been handed suspended prison sentences of a year and eight...

  14. June 8, 2013

    Diamond sales: Records broken as frenzy for rare rocks takes hold

    A record-breaking diamond is exciting, but to have a flush of record-breakers is more than just a coincidence. Christie’s...

  15. April 25, 2013

    Patek Philippe vows to stay small in the face of frenzied levels of demand

    Be it as an investment or an heirloom, an accessory or even a piece of art, for many watch enthusiasts, there is one brand...

  16. April 25, 2013

    Gold price fall may aid designers and affect jewellery market

    Theft of jewellery has risen by 22 per cent in two years, according to Churchill, the UK insurance group. A growing number...

  17. March 14, 2013

    Italian police seize €46m Bulgari assets

    Italian police have seized €46m worth of Bulgari assets, including the jeweller’s flagship Roman store, in a tax evasion...

  18. February 25, 2013

    Bankers keep close ties with fashion houses

    When Ferruccio Ferragamo, scion of the shoemaking dynasty, runs through a list of those who helped make Salvatore Ferragamo...

  19. January 20, 2013

    The new simplicity: ‘In a tougher world, the age of logos and bling is on the wane’

    At SIHH this year Baume & Mercier, the entry-level brand within the Richemont stable, is to announce an entirely new range...

  20. December 18, 2012

    Illness forces Louis Vuitton head to quit

    Jordi Constans, the newly appointed head of Louis Vuitton, the leather goods business owned by French luxury group LVMH, has...

  21. Material World

    December 18, 2012

    Michael Burke at Vuitton: old hand, new house, big surprise

    The announcement today that Michael Burke, one of LVMH’s longest-serving executives, would become chief executive of Louis...

  22. September 16, 2012

    Upfront: Just how social is employees’ networking?

    Employers beware: an FT survey suggests that while the current generation of young managers have embraced social media in...

  23. July 12, 2012

    Permira/Valentino: fashion statement

    Permira is making as elegant an exit as it can from its journey into haute couture. In 2007 the private equity group bought...

  24. May 16, 2012

    Richemont: glittering prizes

    It’s fine for some people. In the year to March 31, Richemont reported a 29 per cent jump in sales, 50 per cent in operating...

  25. Material World

    April 12, 2012

    Introducing Meta-luxury

    French goods group Hermes won the "meta-luxury" stamp of approval. Image by Getty There’s a new entry in the ever-evolving...

  26. March 22, 2012

    Italy: Monti must take stock

    Mario Monti is hopefully enjoying his stint as Italy’s prime minister, because other people certainly are. Since his...

  27. March 16, 2012

    UK property: schism among The Bishops

    Long before high-profile developments such as One Hyde Park or the Bulgari residences were conceived, let alone built, The...

  28. March 7, 2012

    Basel watch preview: And now for something really different

    All eyes are on Bulgari, which, in March 2011, joined LVMH, the French luxury conglomerate. Francesco Trapani, former chief...

  29. February 7, 2012

    Bulgari family sells LVMH shares

    Shares in LVMH lost 3.5 per cent after shareholders Paolo Bulgari, Nicola Bulgari and Francesco Trapani sold a €558m stake...

  30. February 3, 2012

    Power dressing: Perry Oosting

    Perry Oosting, 50, is chief executive of Vertu, the luxury mobile phone company now owned by Nokia. He took the helm in June...

  31. January 13, 2012

    Saris from Paris?

    At his flagship Calcutta store, fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee is extolling the glories of his new Kanjivaram...

  32. December 27, 2011

    EDF unveils Edison takeover details

    EDF has unveiled to investors the details of its agreement to acquire Edison, Italy’s second-biggest power provider, as the...

  33. December 13, 2011

    LVMH overhauls Rome management

    LVMH, the French luxury goods conglomerate, is deploying two of its leading executives to spearhead key prestige brands in...

  34. Material World

    December 12, 2011

    How long can Dior wait?

    Bernard Arnault. Image by Getty. Today WWD heralded LVMH supremo Bernard Arnault as its Newsmaker of the Year, thanks to...

  35. Material World

    November 28, 2011

    Movies come to the flagship

    A Louis Vuitton store We all know that film stars such as George Clooney and Uma Thurman have ambassadorial relationships...

  36. November 11, 2011

    The watches: Test of provenance value on ET’s ‘modest’ selection

    With the Christie’s sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s estate dubbed as the “sale of the century”, all eyes will be on New York on...

  37. November 11, 2011

    Inventories: What to do with your unsold stock

    The great thing about having too deep an inventory in the fine jewellery industry is that there are a million ways to solve...

  38. November 11, 2011

    Endorsement: The lessons of Tag and Tiger Woods

    In 1927, when a young British swimmer called Mercedes Gleitze tried to swim the English Channel, the expectant eyes of a...

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