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  1. June 12, 2014

    Mulberry struggles with identity crisis

    In London’s Selfridges department store on Wednesday evening, some shoppers browsing the luxury handbags were underwhelmed...

  2. June 12, 2014

    BNP not the only bank to fear Lawsky’s long arm

    Benjamin Lawsky has shown imagination by helping BNP Paribas manage its board appointments. He is not the chairman of the...

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  1. June 12, 2014

    Mulberry’s failed push into luxury halves profit

    Luxury bag maker Mulberry has revealed the extent of its failed move upmarket, with pre-tax profit in the year to March...

  2. April 17, 2014

    Mulberry aims for ‘affordable luxury’ after failed move upmarket

    Mulberry will jump back into the “affordable” luxury category after its foray into high-end goods resulted in multiple...

  3. March 20, 2014

    Luxury goods: handbagged

    The hard edge of soft luxury was in evidence on Thursday. Hermès, the French fashion group, reported revenue growth of 8 per...

  4. March 20, 2014

    Guillon pays price for Mulberry mis-steps

    Eyebrows were raised at last month’s London Fashion Week, when Cara Delevingne strutted down the catwalk for Burberry....

  5. January 29, 2014

    Prince of Orange’s abdication poses zest test for Coupe

    Vroom vroom! The announcement that Justin King will step down as chief executive of J Sainsbury after 10 years will rev up...

  6. January 29, 2014

    Mulberry hits snag in move to take brand upmarket

    Mulberry has a problem. The British brand has dragged its image upmarket. It uses more expensive leather on its famous bags...

  7. December 6, 2013

    Mulberry discovers that size matters in luxury market

    At Mulberry’s London Fashion Week show at Claridge’s in February, a perfectly coiffured poodle padded down the catwalk to...

  8. December 5, 2013

    Lynch backing augments the prospects for Neurence

    It is James Bond meets Harry Potter meets Arnie Schwarzenegger. And Mike Lynch meets them all. Don the glasses or point your...

  9. December 5, 2013

    Mulberry profits fall amid high street price war

    Bruno Guillon, chief executive of Mulberry, hit out at the level of discounting on the British high street as the luxury...

  10. September 18, 2013

    London Fashion Week: The creativity behind the commerce

    “The fashion industry is beginning to be taken seriously by the wider business community” – so said UK business secretary...

  11. August 23, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Cineworld Group (CINE) With rising admissions and higher spend per customer, Cineworld ticks all the right boxes,...

  12. June 14, 2013

    Luxury goods: less comfortable

    Is there the merest hint of urgency behind that veneer of calm? It would be no surprise if staff at luxury goods stores are...

  13. June 13, 2013

    Profit fall hits Mulberry in wake of Hill’s departure

    Worries about a luxury goods slowdown deepened after Mulberry reported a 28 per cent decline in annual earnings a few days...

  14. June 10, 2013

    Mulberry shares fall on news creative director is to quit

    Shares in Mulberry fell as much as 9 per cent after the creative director who helped turn the group into an internationally...

  15. May 17, 2013

    Mulberry’s Roger Saul: fortunes from handbags and glad rags

    Roger Saul, 62, created the designer label Mulberry in 1971 with his mother Joan from their Somerset home. At first, he sold...

  16. March 22, 2013

    Slow trading forces new Mulberry warning

    Mulberry issued a fresh profit warning on Friday after the British maker of expensive handbags suffered weaker-than-expected...

  17. February 20, 2013

    London Fashion Week hits PR jackpot

    George Osborne’s austerity cuts are only just beginning to bite and the UK economy may be on the brink of dropping in to an...

  18. January 20, 2013

    Richemont: The creative and the money man join forces

    When Johann Rupert said in November that he would step down as chief executive of Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods giant in...

  19. December 28, 2012

    Follicly fabulous

    What? Who knew the abominable snowman was a trendsetter? Yet out of the mountainous wilds of Nepalese legend has come...

  20. December 12, 2012

    SuperGroup upbeat despite profits slip

    SuperGroup has moved to put a tough 2012 behind it, highlighting positive trading in the lead-up to Christmas but reporting...

  21. December 6, 2012

    Mulberry profits fall 36% as costs rise

    Mulberry, the luxury handbag retailer, has blamed falling wholesale revenues and a narrowing of its margins for a profit...

  22. November 14, 2012

    Italian luxury brands see mixed earnings

    Salvatore Ferragamo has bucked the earnings slowdown seen across much of the luxury industry sector in recent months, with...

  23. October 31, 2012

    Mulberry looks to have its future sewn up

    Bruno Guillon says that what he likes best about British design is its “relaxed confidence”. In the coming months, the...

  24. October 23, 2012

    Mulberry shares tumble on profit warning

    Shares in Mulberry, the luxury handbag maker, fell by more than a fifth on Tuesday after it said annual pre-tax profit would...

  25. September 19, 2012

    London Fashion Week: day five

    Emma Hill at Mulberry rarely strays far from the brand’s quirky British heritage image and this season the show was billed...

  26. July 3, 2012

    Vivarte appoints new chairman

    The French retailer Vivarte appointed Marc Lelandais as chairman of its new executive board yesterday. The fashion...

  27. June 15, 2012

    Letter from Lex: Spain pain again

    The pain in Spain can no longer be sustained. Following a supposed banking bailout at the weekend, the country’s sovereign...

  28. June 14, 2012

    Luxury goods

    Talk about a handbagging. Shares of Mulberry plunged 22 per cent on Thursday after the UK leather bags company posted annual...

  29. June 14, 2012

    Mulberry falls 22% after slower sales

    Mulberry, the English luxury-goods maker, lost more than a fifth of its value on Thursday after its annual results came in...

  30. March 28, 2012

    Small-caps: Mulberry given ‘buy’ boost

    Mulberry gained 4.3 per cent on Wednesday after Goldman Sachs started coverage of the handbag maker with a “buy” rating and...

  31. March 9, 2012

    Brand new thinking on luxury shares

    A few years ago, I was rather ignorant of luxury brands. I couldn’t tell my Bulgari from my Berlutti, and I thought Emporio...

  32. March 2, 2012

    Emerging markets: Sideshows become the main attraction

    From sausage skins and breeding pigs to luxury cars, cigars and more prosaic industrial goods such as thermal insulation and...

  33. March 1, 2012

    Wig and gown in vogue on the catwalk

    Behind the scenes during a fashion week, it’s not just models, designers and their production teams working frantically...

  34. January 20, 2012

    Small-cap week: HMV bounces back

    Premier Foods, the company behind brands such as Hovis and Mr Kipling, jumped 37 per cent this week after announcing...

  35. January 20, 2012

    Time to bag those luxury shares?

    What recession? The luxury goods industry continues to cash in-on the super rich and Asia-driven sales despite a gloomy...

  36. January 19, 2012

    Mulberry bags a 35% sales rise

    Mulberry, the British luxury brand, has reported a 35 per cent like-for-like sales rise over Christmas driven by strong...

  37. December 27, 2011

    Late dash to shops spells buoyant trading

    Last week’s late rush to the shops by cash-strapped consumers has spilt over into the post-Christmas sales, bringing the...

  38. December 21, 2011

    Small caps: Petra Diamonds up on record sale

    Petra Diamonds advanced 6.1 per cent to 116¾p as it welcomed its first day of dealing on the London main market with a...

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