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    1. May 27, 2016

      Tiffany: street vendor

      The corporate drones in the office towers of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan have enjoyed some relief in recent months. Their...

    2. May 27, 2016

      Spending in the age of Snapchat

      Until recently, I thought Snapchat was an app used primarily by tweens and teenagers to send each other silly pictures....

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    1. May 26, 2016

      Saint Laurent CEO Francesca Bellettini on the making of a $1bn brand

      At the FT’s Business of Luxury conference in San Francisco this week, the head of the French house with 26 per cent...

    2. May 22, 2016

      Luxury brands innovate to combat global slowdown

      At the centre of Milan’s premier luxury shopping district — the Quadrilatero D’Oro, or Golden Grid — is a new opening...

    3. May 22, 2016

      Fashion industry faces disruption from outside — and from within

      Is the fashion industry in crisis? It certainly seems to be in a state of flux. The collapse of the Asian market, an...

    4. May 22, 2016

      China’s growth problems will not be cured by retail therapy

      The performance of the luxury industry depends on the vigour of the global economy and the success of people who want...

    5. May 22, 2016

      Snap happy: Instagram rolls out red carpet for fashion brands

      The twist and twirl, the shimmer and swirl of her tasselled skirt were captured in a slow-motion video posted on...

    6. May 22, 2016

      Hong Kong’s luxury brands confronted by changing Chinese tastes

      Wander around Hong Kong’s Harbour City on any given weekend, and among the crowds thronging the shopping mall, talk of...

    7. May 22, 2016

      Brunello Cucinelli, philosopher and cashmere capitalist

      “Why can’t capitalism be contemporary too?” asks Brunello Cucinelli, founder of the cashmere fashion brand which bears...

    8. May 22, 2016

      Tomorrow’s master craftsmen, today

      Ralph Moullet, 22, assistant cutter at Savile Row tailors Huntsman I tried to do a vocational course in fashion and...

    9. May 20, 2016

      Investors step up criticism of Bailey for dual role at Burberry

      Burberry shareholders have stepped up their criticism of Christopher Bailey’s dual role in the luxury group, with some...

    10. May 20, 2016

      Richemont buys back and destroys stock as sales fall

      Sales have fallen so sharply at luxury group Richemont that the Swiss owner of Cartier and Montblanc has been buying...

    11. May 18, 2016

      Burberry outlines cost-cutting plan as profits drop 7%

      Burberry unveiled a new fashion model in the form of its biggest cost-cutting drive in years, a share buyback scheme...

    12. May 18, 2016

      Burberry shares fall despite plans to cut costs

      Burberry’s new strategy, outlined to City analysts on Wednesday by chief executive Christopher Bailey, has failed to...

    13. May 16, 2016

      Owners allege timeshare exchange group was ‘profit skimming’

      British holidaymakers have brought the first High Court case against a timeshare exchange company, alleging they were...

    14. May 9, 2016

      Purveyor of French couture to children

      In a bright and airy workshop on a quiet street in the south of Paris, a designer is working with delicate but precise...

    15. May 5, 2016

      Burberry looks to back up CEO Christopher Bailey

      Burberry is considering the appointment of a senior manager to support its chief executive, Christopher Bailey,...

    16. May 4, 2016

      Akris: the alpha-woman’s label

      Albert Kriemler is obsessed with fabric. The 56-year-old creative director of the Swiss fashion house Akris,...

    17. May 3, 2016

      Hugo Boss to cut costs as China slowdown bites

      Hugo Boss, the challenged German retailer that parted ways with its chief executive in February, said it planned to cut...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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