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    1. December 23, 2014

      Drinks industry: Low spirits

      The Spotted Pig, a Michelin star gastropub in New York’s trendy west Village, is heaving. The walls, adorned with enough pig...

    2. December 23, 2014

      Food the new frontier for Italian luxury

      Christmas panettone crowd the copper counters of Pasticceria Marchesi, the 200-year-old Milanese coffee and cake house...

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    1. December 19, 2014

      Best dressed 2014

      Best dressed 2014 1. Edie Campbell and Otis Ferry Campbell, the mullet-haired model, equestrian and art history graduate has...

    2. December 19, 2014

      ‘Nail-biting’ weekend looms for retailers

      British store groups face a make or break weekend as their traditional sales build-up to Christmas has been disrupted by the...

    3. December 19, 2014

      Chiltern Firehouse sparks fears for London street’s character

      The rise of the Chiltern Firehouse restaurant to become London’s favourite celebrity haunt has helped propel Chiltern...

    4. December 18, 2014

      Clessidra again frontrunner for Cavalli controlling stake

      Clessidra, the Italian private equity fund that owns jeweller Buccellati, has re-emerged as frontrunner to acquire a...

    5. December 17, 2014

      Profits up at fashion group Jigsaw

      Jigsaw, the privately owned fashion retailer, increased sales and profits in its last financial year, paving the way for an...

    6. Material World

      December 17, 2014

      Chris Moore: a retrospective

      British fashion veteran Chris Moore is the subject of a new retrospective exhibition at Duke Street Emporium: the concept...

    7. December 16, 2014

      Premium whisky brands increasing in popularity among Shanghai’s growing elite

      The drinks business is not the only industry affected by Beijing’s anti-extravagance campaign: sales of everything from...

    8. Business Blog

      December 16, 2014

      OMG: When 120 teenage girls met Mark Carney

      Being seated inside the hallowed court room of the Bank of England was the last place 14-year-old school pupil Rachel...

    9. December 16, 2014

      Eurozone malaise dents car industry

      Hard-pressed European consumers have applied the brakes to car purchases, which grew at their slowest pace for 12 months in...

    10. December 16, 2014

      IHG raises bet on US with purchase of boutique hotel operator

      InterContinental Hotels Group made its first corporate acquisition in more than a decade, buying US boutique hotel group...

    11. Material World

      December 15, 2014

      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...

    12. December 12, 2014

      New Gucci chief Bizzarri viewed as a rising star

      Marco Bizzarri, named on Friday as the new chief executive of Gucci, has earned a reputation as one of the rising stars of...

    13. December 12, 2014

      What went wrong for Gucci’s power couple?

      For a decade at Gucci, Patrizio di Marco and Frida Giannini had presided over one of the world’s best-known luxury brands in...

    14. Material World

      December 12, 2014

      Kering announce Gucci shake up

      Change is in the air at Gucci. Power couple Patrizio di Marco and Frida Giannini are to leave the luxury brand in a joint...

    15. December 12, 2014

      Chief executive and creative director to leave Gucci

      Gucci, the Italian luxury goods brand, is parting company with its chief executive Patrizio di Marco and his partner, the...

    16. December 9, 2014

      Simon Mottram: cyclist who got into top gear

      Simon Mottram is obsessed by cycling. The former branding consultant was biking to meetings in the City of London 20 years...

    17. December 9, 2014

      European luxury sector thrives despite wider downturn

      The European luxury sector has shaken off the wider economic downturn as the number of people employed making high-end cars,...

    18. December 5, 2014

      Auction houses: Troubleshooters

      The 75,000 hedge fund managers, oligarchs, wealthy family scions, gallery owners and hangers-on who throng the Art Basel...

    19. December 5, 2014

      That Seventies show

      Feeling groovy, again A deluge of headlines is about to hit our news feeds. “Dare to Wear Flares”, “Ten Short Cuts to Hippie...

    20. 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...

    21. December 5, 2014

      HK protests take shine off Prada numbers

      Italian fashion group Prada reported worse than expected third-quarter profits after being hit by the impact of the Hong...

    22. December 4, 2014

      Bentley creates 300 jobs with Crewe R&D centre

      Bentley is to build a research and development centre at its Crewe headquarters, creating 300 jobs as the luxury carmaker...

    23. December 4, 2014

      Mulberry falls into red amid difficult luxury market

      Red was the new black at handbag maker Mulberry after a tumultuous period pushed the British luxury group into loss in the...

    24. December 2, 2014

      Victoria’s Secret reveals all with UK show

      London’s reputation as a fashion capital received a boost on Tuesday when Victoria’s Secret held its lingerie show in the...

    25. Material World

      December 2, 2014

      British Fashion Awards winners announced

      Victoria Beckham, Simone Rocha and Nicholas Ghesquiere were among other designers honoured at last night’s British Fashion...

    26. November 28, 2014

      Early opening eases US Black Friday rush

      Black Friday shoppers in the US were in less of a flap this year than usual, as earlier store opening took a bite out of the...

    27. November 28, 2014

      Diamonds: miners’ best friend

      Diamonds may have been a girl’s best friend since the late 1940s, but Rio Tinto has only just seen the light. This week, the...

    28. November 28, 2014

      Fashion fights back against counterfeiting

      As online shopping steps up before the holidays, being duped into buying a counterfeit Louis Vuitton handbag can mean being...

    29. November 28, 2014

      Why luxury air travel is taking off again

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    30. November 28, 2014

      Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci: the goth Samaritan

      Riccardo Tisci is sitting at a table in the parquet-floored showrooms of Givenchy in Paris, contemplating his upcoming...

    31. November 28, 2014

      Smart bag for a smartphone?

      Earlier this year I had the opportunity to trial some “exoskeleton” trousers which gave the wearer the ability to carry a...

    32. November 27, 2014

      Mulberry bags creative director Johnny Coca from Céline

      Shares in Mulberry, the British design house famed for its luxury handbags, rose nearly 2 per cent on Thursday after it said...

    33. Material World

      November 27, 2014

      Johnny Coca appointed creative director of Mulberry

      This morning’s news of the appointment of Johnny Coca as the new creative director of Mulberry ends months of speculation...

    34. November 27, 2014

      Rémy Cointreau profit falls as China gives up gifts

      Rémy Cointreau’s heavy exposure to a slowing Chinese market and a continuing reliance on cognac sales have harmed its...

    35. November 25, 2014

      Tiffany cuts sales outlook as Asia slows

      Tiffany cut its sales outlook after third-quarter profits fell short of estimates, as some of the luxury industry’s biggest...

    36. November 23, 2014

      Regulatory concerns hold back 3D printing on safety

      On a quiet, crosstown street in Chelsea, New York City, 10 machines resembling microwave ovens line the walls of the...

    37. November 21, 2014

      Rainwear to keep the grey away

      Inclement and unpredictable weather – horizontal rain, wind, drizzle, damp – can lead to challenging times in the style...

    38. November 21, 2014

      Gift guide when buying for the boys

      Gift guide when buying for the boys At Christmas, men are hopeless. The clichéd gifts – a pair of socks, some boxer shorts,...

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