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    1. April 28, 2016

      Gucci cracks down on fakes for the dead

      Gucci is asking Hong Kong funeral shops to stop selling paper versions of the fashion house’s handbags to be burnt as...

    2. April 21, 2016

      Kering sales miss expectations as tourists cut back

      Kering has reported sales that came in below expectations, reflecting the challenges that luxury groups face against a...

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    1. April 14, 2016

      Burberry feels chill from ‘rut’ in Asia region

      Burberry warned that profits would be weaker than expected this year, sending its share price sharply lower as the...

    2. April 11, 2016

      From luxury to Ikea — design with a human touch

      The corporate workplace is perhaps one of the last vanguards of the “non-places”: functional and soulless conference...

    3. March 16, 2016

      3D printed watches add new dimension to time-telling

      Watchmakers have spent more than two centuries perfecting the tourbillon mechanism, which brought unprecedented...

    4. March 16, 2016

      Jewellers reap rewards of credibility from museum shows

      Jewellery has played a small role in the Cooper Hewitt design museum’s previous triennials, but in this year’s show it...

    5. March 16, 2016

      My favourite jewellery pieces: Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

      Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo was so intrigued when a friend pinned a Trifari costume-jewellery brooch on her jacket...

    6. March 16, 2016

      Jorn Werdelin on a glut of luxury watches

      This year marks a decade since the sale of the first watches of Linde Werdelin, a London-based brand founded by...

    7. March 16, 2016

      Deconstructed Watch: Hublot MP-05 La Ferrari Sapphire

      With its hybrid engine containing a 6.2-litre, V12 petrol engine and an electric KERS motor, Ferrari’s £1m F150 “La...

    8. March 16, 2016

      Tokyo, where time runs backwards

      Seven years ago, Reiho Shibata opened Item, a vintage watch store in Shibuya, Tokyo, where he specialises in watches...

    9. March 16, 2016

      Time is up for above-inflation price rises in the watch industry

      Utterances from the Swiss watch industry tend to be sugar-coated, which is why Georges Kern, chief executive of IWC...

    10. March 16, 2016

      Hong Kong luxury watch sales tumble as Chinese travel beyond

      Watchmakers gather for the Baselworld fair against a gloomy economic backdrop. The luxury timepieces industry is...

    11. March 16, 2016

      Brilliant! Ten breakthroughs in jewellery

      Late 17th century: The Brilliant Cut Baroque jewellery focused on maximising brilliance. Developments in gem cutting in...

    12. March 16, 2016

      Oh deer! Gérard Depardieu shoots an ad — and an animal

      French actor Gérard Depardieu has lived up to his controversial image by appearing in a Russian television commercial...

    13. March 16, 2016

      Lydia Courteille’s hot stone treatment

      With its main halls dominated by the lavish booths of global brands, Baselworld can be a daunting prospect for an...

    14. March 16, 2016

      Boucheron toes a fine line between intimacy and growth

      For the chief executive of a storied jewellery house, there is a fine balance to be struck between expanding your brand...

    15. March 16, 2016

      John Taylor, a collector with a mind for the mechanical

      While he was flying across Arctic Canada near the Magnetic North Pole, John Taylor’s compass stopped working. Without...

    16. March 16, 2016

      Hatton Garden: the untold story of the jewellery heist

      For those who work in Hatton Garden, London’s historical jewellery quarter, last April’s £14m heist was more than a...

    17. March 16, 2016

      Top auctioneers pick watches to watch

      May’s Geneva watch auctions should provide a barometer of the pre-owned watch business in the face of a decline in new...

    18. March 16, 2016

      Statement necklaces: the bold, the big, the beautiful

      It was hard to ignore the bedazzlement of statement necklaces during this year’s award season. From Jennifer Lawrence...

    19. March 16, 2016

      Emeralds burnish hopes for brighter Afghan future

      At the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan sees part of the...

    20. March 16, 2016

      Luxury watch and jewellery brands lack digital savvy

      Where luxury watch and jewellery brands once lagged terribly behind the rest of the business world when it came to...

    21. March 16, 2016

      Digitised diamonds battle to defy thieves

      When Lord March described a violent robbery at Goodwood House, his stately home, in January as “challenging”, this was...

    22. March 16, 2016

      Jewellers weigh up Baselworld’s worth

      Jewellery brands have more choice than ever of global events at which to meet existing and new clients, even as bad...

    23. March 16, 2016

      Fiona Krüger: the designer behind the skull watches

      Four things stood against Scottish designer Fiona Krüger being taken seriously as a watch designer. Suppliers, she...

    24. March 16, 2016

      Baselworld buyers hunt out value for money

      It is variously being called a correction, a downturn, a consolidation and even a bubble. But the true effect of the...

    25. March 16, 2016

      Smartwatches herald new legal battles

      When executives at Valencell, a North Carolina-based tech company, agreed to meet Apple researchers in 2013 to discuss...

    26. March 16, 2016

      Baselworld, day in the life: the fair ‘is a family gathering’

      Rolf Studer, joint chief executive officer, Swiss watchmaker Oris Baselworld for us is a family gathering. It’s like...

    27. March 16, 2016

      Diamonds suffer from oversupply, price falls in new era

      Only eight years ago, De Beers celebrated the opening of Snap Lake — a landmark project for the diamond producer. The...

    28. March 16, 2016

      Jewellery makers seize on 3D printing’s speed and ease

      In traditional jewellery craft, a designer creates a drawing and a manufacturer turns the 2D rendering into a 3D model....

    29. March 14, 2016

      Pity the personal shopper as snack packs replace Gucci bags

      Pity the Chinese personal shopper. Life used to be easy for the daigou: women, usually young, who travelled the world...

    30. March 9, 2016

      Burberry stake built up by multiple investors

      HSBC, which last month disclosed a 5.4 per cent stake in Burberry, told the British fashion company last night that the...

    31. March 4, 2016

      Samsonite to buy rival luxury bag maker Tumi for $1.8bn

      Samsonite, the world’s largest travel luggage company by market value, has agreed to buy luxury rival Tumi, paying...

    32. February 19, 2016

      London Fashion Week: Five frenzied days for UK fashionistas

      The UK’s biggest fashion event of the year got going on Friday with hopes that millions of people will take in London...

    33. February 16, 2016

      Furla success underlines rise of accessible luxury

      A jump in sales at Furla, the Italian maker of mid-priced handbags, has underlined the growing demand for so-called...

    34. February 3, 2016

      Swatch feels impact of strong Swiss franc

      Swatch has blamed the “dismal currency situation” in Switzerland for a squeeze on exports and a sharp fall in profit....

    35. January 22, 2016

      The last Mitford sister: scandal, celebrity and chickens

      Last week, I took tea with Deborah, 11th Duchess of Devonshire. Or, more precisely, I took tea surrounded by her...

    36. January 20, 2016

      Hong Kong property: bargain bin

      All is not well in the special administrative region of Hong Kong — and not just in the stock market. Shopping, once a...

    37. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Don't write off Chinese demand for luxury fashion

      Have the Chinese fallen out of love with luxury brands? The answer is a fairly emphatic no from UBS, which became the...

    38. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Goldman Sachs backs luxury despite China slowdown

      Shares in a number of luxury goods companies have been given a helping hand this morning after analysts at Goldman...

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