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  1. 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...

  2. July 25, 2014

    Middle East visitors are UK’s top spending tourists

    Tourists from the Middle East are Britain’s most zealous international shoppers, says Visit Britain, the national tourism...

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  1. 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...

  2. July 25, 2014

    Porto Montenegro: a haven for billionaires’ yachts

    When the first guests check in to a new five-star hotel in Montenegro on Friday, they will not just be signing a pristine...

  3. July 25, 2014

    Sharp new looks for the exercise class

    As ready-to-wear designers continue to poach elements from the streamlined world of sportswear, a clutch of independent...

  4. July 25, 2014

    Easy, carefree summer dressing

    I ask a lot from my clothes. I require them to help me put my best foot forward and garner me a certain level of treatment...

  5. July 25, 2014

    High tide for house prices is engulfing our economy

    London property prices are up almost 20 per cent over the past year. A beach hut in Dorset is on sale for £250,000. The UK’s...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. July 18, 2014

    Abdullah Al-Turki, contemporary art collector

    Saudi-born Abdullah Al-Turki, 34, is a London-based contemporary art collector and co-founder of Saudi arts initiative 21,39...

  11. July 18, 2014

    Cool summer footwear for men

    When the mercury rises, even the most cool-headed males can get in a spin about what to wear on their feet in very hot...

  12. July 18, 2014

    Typewriters are the start of a fightback against cyberspying

    A German politician called Patrick Sensburg announced this week that his country’s government was thinking about reverting...

  13. July 18, 2014

    Zalando notches up its first second-quarter profit 

    Zalando has revealed the first second-quarter profit in its six-year history, as the online fashion retailer disclosed...

  14. July 18, 2014

    Electric cars: BMW versus Tesla

    In the world of autos, green used to mean go. The nascent electric car market first depended on ex-hippies (Prius buyers),...

  15. July 18, 2014

    Rémy Cointreau and Hermès miss sales forecasts

    Tougher conditions for luxury goods companies that have surfed on strong Chinese demand in recent years were underlined on...

  16. July 14, 2014

    Change Capital to take over luxury linens group Frette

    Change Capital Partners is to take over Italian luxury linens maker Frette in a move to revive the 150-year-old company that...

  17. July 11, 2014

    Fortunes of wealthiest French keep growing

    An annual survey of France’s 500 wealthiest individuals and families published this week showed their fortunes grew 15 per...

  18. July 11, 2014

    Burberry investors vote down Christopher Bailey’s £20m pay deal

    Burberry has suffered the first pay defeat of a FTSE 100 company for two years, as shareholders rejected a £20m remuneration...

  19. July 11, 2014

    Katie Roiphe: Top dogs

    A time comes in a parent’s life when you find yourself living with an invisible dog. Every time you are making dinner or...

  20. July 10, 2014

    Swann finds sweet spot at SSP

    Not so much Upper Crust as upper quartile. Float documents from SSP, which sells sandwiches and snacks to rail and air...

  21. MBA blog

    July 10, 2014

    Summer projects and a peek at fashion tech

    While our classes and exams are over, we still have to complete our summer field projects before we can graduate. The field...

  22. July 10, 2014

    Burberry sales fuelled by growth in China

    Burberry warned that the strong pound would have a “material” effect on the British luxury brand’s profits, even as it...

  23. FT Photo Diary

    July 9, 2014

    Jean-Paul Gaultier goes gothic

    Jacques Brinon/AP A model wears a creation as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion...

  24. July 9, 2014

    Opinion: Profit does not have to be a dastardly enterprise

    The concept of “responsible business” begs the question: “Is most business irresponsible?” Is there a belief that we have to...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    July 8, 2014

    Karl Lagerfeld's Haute Couture collection

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

  26. July 8, 2014

    Rolls-Royce hits record sales in first half

    Rolls-Royce and BMW recorded record sales in the first half of the year, underscoring the strength of global demand for...

  27. July 6, 2014

    Burberry faces revolt over £20m pay deal for chief executive

    Burberry is facing a shareholder revolt over a £20m pay deal for its controversial chief executive Christopher Bailey. The...

  28. 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...

  29. July 4, 2014

    Men’s loungewear: downtime goes upmarket

    “Slip in to something more comfortable”: it’s a phrase that echoes the golden age of Hollywood but one that has taken on a...

  30. beyondbrics

    July 4, 2014

    Guest post: China courts danger with increasing leverage

    By Andrew Collier, Orient Capital Research Beijing’s desire to pump up the Chinese economy is leading it into dangerous...

  31. July 2, 2014

    Macau overtakes Switzerland in income tables

    Macau has leapfrogged Switzerland to become the world’s fourth richest territory per person, according to the World Bank,...

  32. July 1, 2014

    Paris Fashion Week: menswear report 5

    And so to the future of fashion. Saint Laurent ended the Paris menswear with a fierce, full collection of pieces that...

  33. June 30, 2014

    Paris Fashion Week: menswear report 4

    What do luxury customers want? Ease. Decisions made for them. An assured lifestyle. And fashion customers? A jolt. Escapism....

  34. June 28, 2014

    Cost of living life of luxury in London falls

    The cost of living a life of luxury in London has fallen, reflecting a strong pound and keener prices for upmarket products...

  35. June 27, 2014

    Trophy pieces: exceptional antiquities go under the hammer

    If one thing could be said to characterise the current art market, it would be the cult of the masterpiece. As every auction...

  36. June 27, 2014

    Winners and losers from the art market’s new rules

    The commercial art world can seem a very confusing place. Between galleries of various sorts, art fairs and biennales,...

  37. June 27, 2014

    Wealthy Thais vent anger over sanction with EU goods boycott

    Wealthy Thais who have welcomed military rule are now calling for what may prove a more wrenching change: a boycott of their...

  38. June 27, 2014

    Colombia: a glittering hotspot for investments and shoppers

    Last year, renowned architect Richard Meier unveiled the design for his first residential project in Colombia in a leafy...

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