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  1. September 17, 2014

    London Fashion Week round-up

    If you were looking hard enough, then perhaps there were buried references to the Scottish referendum at London Fashion...

  2. September 16, 2014

    Hermès takes the long view of its position in China

    Hermès is all about the long view. It takes a long time to train its craftsmen. It has a long waiting list for its Birkin...

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  1. September 10, 2014

    Swiss watchmakers keep their cool over Apple launch

    Barely a day after California-based Apple unveiled its Watch, and the luxury goods industry was already wrestling with the...

  2. September 10, 2014

    LVMH explores the layers below luxury

    For tourists and partygoers flocking to the edgy nightlife of Singapore, the Ku Dé Ta bar perched 57 floors above the...

  3. September 5, 2014

    Week in Review, September 6

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. LVMH and Hermès call truce with deal on...

  4. September 5, 2014

    New era for Tiffany after change of guard

    The past 12 months have been marked by high-profile changes at the top of Tiffany & Co, the world’s second-largest luxury...

  5. September 5, 2014

    Louis Vuitton moves fine watchmaking under one roof

    The term manufacture is in danger of overuse. In the watch industry, it is usually used in connection with movements that...

  6. September 3, 2014

    LVMH and Hermès see benefits in ending luxury war feud

    Last year, as he took the helm at Hermès, Axel Dumas declared war on LVMH. Vowing to intensify the company’s struggle...

  7. September 3, 2014

    Q&A: Hermès, LVMH and the war of the handbags

    Peace has broken out in a war of the handbags that followed LVMH’s stake building in rival Hermès. Here is a guide to one of...

  8. September 3, 2014

    LVMH and Hermès: best of friends

    Time to clap along with Pharrell Williams – everybody is, at last, happy. Peace has broken out in the tense and rarefied...

  9. September 3, 2014

    LVMH and Hermès strike peace deal to end handbag war

    LVMH has given up the fight for Hermès, ending a bitter four-year battle between the luxury industry’s Goliath and its...

  10. September 1, 2014

    Former Louis Vuitton chief Yves Carcelle dies

    Yves Carcelle, the man responsible for turning Louis Vuitton into a fashion powerhouse and the world’s best-known luxury...

  11. Material World

    August 27, 2014

    Will LVMH buy a stake in Proenza Schouler? Three key takeaways

    The luxury M&A rumour mill has gone into overdrive yet again amid reports that LVMH is looking to acquire a minority stake...

  12. August 22, 2014

    The rise and rise of Indian fashion

    Is the fashion world waking up to Indian design? This year Indian designers have steadily been gaining international...

  13. Material World

    August 15, 2014

    Louis Vuitton temporary store at Dover Street Market

    Luxe leathers, tribal printed t-dresses meet corrugated, wooden changing cubicles and Japanese minimalism at the brand new...

  14. August 8, 2014

    Fashion’s autumn/winter 2014 ad campaigns

    Hemlines may once have been a cute way of monitoring the state of the economy – rather aptly, they are all over the place...

  15. Material World

    August 7, 2014

    Leonard Lauder's $1.1bn donation to the arts - and luxury's other big givers

    In October The Met will open its doors in New York on a showstopping new exhibition of works which, when given to the...

  16. Material World

    July 30, 2014

    Kering says Gucci will have a brighter second half

    Those ubiquitous double-G Gucci bags are not whirring retailers’ cash registers as they once used to. Sales at Gucci, the...

  17. July 28, 2014

    LinkedIn boss is wrong about poaching rivals’ employees

    In the 1970s you could buy a hippy-ish poster of a bird flying towards a lurid sunset, with the maxim: “If you love...

  18. July 27, 2014

    A head for Ferragamo footwear

    Palazzo Spini Feroni, the 13th-century headquarters of the Salvatore Ferragamo shoe dynasty, is a showstopper. Rich...

  19. July 25, 2014

    LVMH: lapse of luxury

    When management describes business as resilient, worry. The shares of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton fell 6 per cent on...

  20. July 25, 2014

    S&P 500 retreats from record high

    Friday 21:00 BST. US and European equities took a step back at the end of a week that saw Wall Street hit record highs as...

  21. July 24, 2014

    LVMH blames strong euro for profit hit

    LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury goods group by revenues, blamed a strong euro for a 5 per cent...

  22. Material World

    July 23, 2014

    Hermès headwinds and what they spell for the wider luxury industry

    Earlier this week Hermès’ womenswear designer Christophe Lemaire announced his impending exit from the ultra-luxe label to...

  23. July 21, 2014

    Tiffany chief Kowalski steps aside after 15 years at the helm

    Tiffany & Co chief executive Michael Kowalski has announced his retirement after 15 years at the helm of the US luxury...

  24. July 4, 2014

    Paris spring/summer 2015 menswear shows

    At the Paris menswear shows for spring/summer 2015, barely anyone used the word “luxury”. For many seasons, luxury has been...

  25. June 28, 2014

    Paris Fashion Week: menswear report 3

    Commerce or artistry? That was the central debate on the third day of the Paris menswear shows for spring/summer 2015. For...

  26. June 28, 2014

    Paris Fashion Week: menswear report 2

    When Paris is at its best, its menswear shows boast of work with the clear hand of an individual rather than the consensus...

  27. 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...

  28. June 13, 2014

    Boom or hype? The truth about menswear

    It’s a simple question: how important is menswear to the main fashion labels? It seems timely, too, since this weekend sees...

  29. June 13, 2014

    Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet brings luxury CV to Rémy Cointreau

    When Rémy Cointreau told the world this week that it was hiring Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet as chief executive, the share...

  30. Material World

    June 11, 2014

    Lost in translation: how language barriers might affect a luxury brand’s 'temperature'

    I read an interesting note to investors from the luxury analysts at Exane BNP Paribas last week, exploring the idea of...

  31. June 10, 2014

    Rémy Cointreau names new chief

    Rémy Cointreau has named a former L’Oréal and Louis Vuitton executive to head its management team, ending months of...

  32. June 8, 2014

    Prada: the shoe has dropped

    How to dress up poor results? Prada says its first quarter was about quality of sales, not quantity. Not a good look....

  33. June 6, 2014

    Mexico’s buzz driven by brand-crazy customers

    For shoppers seeking glamour in Mexico City, it does not get much better than Avenida Presidente Masaryk, home to a stretch...

  34. June 6, 2014

    Zenith sacrifices self-reliance to underpin growth

    In light of the watch industry’s continued obsession with in-house production strategies, Zenith’s announcement at...

  35. June 6, 2014

    Interview: Stéphane Linder, chief executive, TAG Heuer

    Stéphane Linder has never been short of ideas. When Jean-Christophe Babin, TAG Heuer’s long-serving chief executive, wanted...

  36. 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...

  37. May 29, 2014

    Apple: fashion fruit

    You do not have to like Beats. You do not have to like Apple buying Beats for $3bn. As a shareholder, you do not even need...

  38. Material World

    May 28, 2014

    Thomas Tait wins the LVMH Young Designer Prize

    After months of hype and incessant drum-rolling, the recipient of the inaugural LVMH Young Designer Prize was announced in...

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