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    1. May 24, 2015

      Euro weakness upsets luxury brand pricing

      The gap between the prices for luxury handbags, watches and jewellery in Europe and in China is the biggest it has been for...

    2. March 25, 2015

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    3. March 20, 2015

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    4. February 27, 2015

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    5. February 13, 2015

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      Moon Boots, those goofy padded ski boots modelled on the versions worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as they walked on...

    6. January 30, 2015

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    7. January 27, 2015

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    8. January 23, 2015

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    9. December 19, 2014

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    10. Material World

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      Chanel appoint Lucia Pica

      Chanel have announced that Italian make-up artist Lucia Pica will take up a position as global creative make-up and colour...

    11. December 5, 2014

      When Chanel went to Salzburg

      The magic mountain Was Mademoiselle Chanel inspired to create her simple, buttoned, bouclé wool jacket after spying a...

    12. November 7, 2014

      Jet, diamonds and onyx show that black is back

      As with all fashion, trends in fine jewellery come and go. Hard on the heels of the recent vogue for coloured gems comes...

    13. October 24, 2014

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      The supermarket giants are suffering their biggest crisis in 50 years as the middle classes desert them for cheaper upstarts...

    14. October 7, 2014

      Coty eyes Chanel’s Bourjois

      Coty, whose brands include Rimmel, Calvin Klein and Davidoff, has made a binding offer to Chanel for its cosmetics brand...

    15. October 3, 2014

      Trends from Paris Fashion Week

      Ever increasing circles Circles of all sizes appeared at the shows – in micro dots, eyelet details (Chloe), lacy...

    16. October 1, 2014

      Paris Fashion Week: Day 7

      The Air France pilots may have finally called off their strike, but there was still an air of political dissent in Paris on...

    17. September 5, 2014

      Exploring Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment

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    18. September 5, 2014

      Fine jewellers buy back histories

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      Meet the Smelfie: Sony's bid to win in the selfie wars

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    20. July 11, 2014

      Paris couture autumn/winter 2014

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    21. FT Photo Diary

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      Karl Lagerfeld's Haute Couture collection

      Philippe Wojazer/Reuters Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld at the end of his Haute Couture...

    22. June 22, 2014

      Luxury brands battle to stay in fashion in South Korea

      Kwak Ji-yoon, a 42-year-old South Korean housewife, used to be a loyal customer of Louis Vuitton but she does not buy LV...

    23. May 30, 2014

      Designer fashion as investment purchases

      The term “investment purchase” was a favourite of glossy magazines and luxury brands during the recent recession – and it...

    24. May 9, 2014

      Clash of the tartans

      There was a time, not so very long ago, when the question of what to wear in the country would have been straightforward....

    25. May 9, 2014

      Power Dressing: Shelley Zalis

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      Dior Cruise: clothes, consumers and concept

        Getty Images And so that extended and amorphous season known as Cruise or Pre-fall – you know, the clothes that go on sale...

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      May 2, 2014

      Celine’s Phoebe Philo attempts to single-handedly change the fashion cycle

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      With Karl Lagerfeld investment, PVH’s masstige strategy takes shape

        Getty Images The news that PVH has bought an undisclosed minority stake in Karl Lagerfeld’s namesake brand (otherwise...

    29. March 26, 2014

      Chanel and other fashion brands have big impact on watch industry

      Fashion, Coco Chanel once said, is “not something that exists in dresses only”. Couture houses have often taken her at her...

    30. February 7, 2014

      How to get away with wearing pink

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    31. February 7, 2014

      ‘Elegance in an Age of Crisis’ at New York’s Museum at FIT

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    32. January 24, 2014

      Autumn/winter 2014 menswear shows

      Often during the recent men’s shows for autumn/winter 2014, which finished with Saint Laurent last Sunday night, I thought...

    33. December 20, 2013

      Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show in Dallas, Texas

      Picture this: 900 Texas socialites mixing with British It girls and glamazon models. Throw in some old convertibles, a...

    34. Material World

      December 6, 2013

      Stakes-raising: Chanel and Paco Rabanne ante up

      Forget obvious battlegrounds such as stores (who has the biggest, the luxist, the most special), or designers. The most...

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      The fashion billionaires list

      Getty Images It just keeps growing! As Forbes pointed out, the Versace stake currently for sale is being discussed as a...

    36. November 22, 2013

      Fashion learns the art of film

      It’s about now that a film studio’s fancy turns to thoughts of awards. They need to get their Oscar/Bafta/Golden Globe...

    37. November 1, 2013

      Why tartan is back on the catwalk

      Fashion doesn’t get much more Scottish than model Stella Tennant, prowling through the ruins of Linlithgow Palace in West...

    38. October 18, 2013

      Chain bags are big this season

      I know women. Give them chains. Women adore chains,” said Gabrielle “Coco” Bonheur Chanel, of the 2.55 bag, featuring a...

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