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    1. August 30, 2015

      Luxury groups wait on Chinese stock take

      For western producers of expensive drinks, clothes and handbags, doing business in China is no longer a life of luxury....

    2. August 30, 2015

      Premium carmakers see China drama ahead

      China’s stock market crash this week brought a jolting end to an uncomfortable summer for most of the world’s...

    3. August 28, 2015

      Volatile markets: Questions every investor needs to ask

      Billed as the “Great Fall of China”, stock markets around the world plunged on Monday in response to fears that China’s...

    4. August 28, 2015

      Private banks finally embrace mobile apps

      Private banks are known for centuries of tradition: advice given to generations who have filed into the same...

    5. August 28, 2015

      Art for more people: the Newport Street Gallery and other havens

      Weary commuters packed into trains arriving at London Waterloo will soon be able to see major works of art up-close,...

    6. August 28, 2015

      Robust demand from China tourists in Japan brings cheer to Hermès

      Hermès International said operating profit rose 20 per cent in the first six months as Chinese tourists helped boost...

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      August 28, 2015

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      Jimmy Choo is not going to the ball with its shoe sales, despite the success of its Cinderella slipper. FT Opening...

    8. August 26, 2015

      Indonesia: A challenge to tradition

      With roofs swooping to the sky like the horns of a buffalo, the traditional homes of the Minangkabau people in West...

    9. August 24, 2015

      Luxury: in the trenches

      Put away the trenchcoat and get out the flak jacket. Shares in Burberry, maker of the former, are down 14 per cent in...

    10. August 21, 2015

      Time to get personal

      If you go by the numbers, the future of luxury retail is almost certainly online. But not from where I’m sitting. I’m...

    11. August 21, 2015

      Fashion’s favourite game

      Crafted from such materials as jade, ivory and rosewood, mahjong is perhaps the most luxurious board game in existence....

    12. August 21, 2015

      Narrative threads

      It is 10 years since the designer Erdem Moralioglu made his debut on the London catwalk. Back then, the recent graduate...

    13. August 21, 2015

      Baseball veteran makes pitch for glamorous world of showjumping

      Scott Brash is a quietly spoken 29-year-old from Peebles in Scotland, who is the world’s number one showjumper, able to...

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      August 17, 2015

      What are Chinese capital controls really? – Part 2

      Here follows the second in a series of posts explaining why this week’s RMB depreciation is akin to the Great China...

    15. August 14, 2015

      Kohl-storage units: are bathroom fridges a cool idea?

      Venture into the fridge of your average beauty editor and the chances are that alongside the cartons of almond milk and...

    16. August 14, 2015

      For our aisles only

      The trick to successful fashion retail is exclusivity. Traditionally, large stores sought to entice shoppers by...

    17. August 14, 2015

      Move over glamazons — here comes Gucci’s granny chic

      It all began with a woolly hat: a loosely knitted beanie, with a pom-pom on its top. The sort of hat one might...

    18. August 14, 2015

      Rise of art advisers hints at frothy market

      Andy Warhol knew the score. “Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art,” he said. And...

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      August 14, 2015

      What are Chinese capital controls really? - Part 1

      To understand what happened in China this week we think the best financial analogy for China’s management of its...

    20. August 13, 2015

      Oil drillers retreat amid crude price woes

      An oil price flirting with a six-year low and a gloomy prognosis from a Wall Street bank proved enough to sink shares...

    21. August 12, 2015

      Carmakers and luxury goods stocks hit by China currency action

      Investors dumped shares in European-listed miners, carmakers and luxury goods retailers on Wednesday, with the fallout...

    22. August 4, 2015

      Debt-laden Neiman Marcus readies for IPO

      Neiman Marcus, the venerable US luxury department store, has fired the starting gun on an initial public offering as...

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      August 3, 2015

      Markets Live: Monday, 3rd August, 2015

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    24. July 31, 2015

      Week in Review, August 1

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Deutsche Bank chief says results...

    25. July 31, 2015

      Balenciaga’s creative director Alexander Wang bows out

      Luxury and lifestyle goods group Kering is to part ways with Alexander Wang as creative director of its Balenciaga...

    26. July 28, 2015

      UK food takeaway start-up Deliveroo raises $70m

      Deliveroo, an early-stage UK start-up that delivers takeaways from high-end restaurants, has raised $70m in an attempt...

    27. July 26, 2015

      Full transcript: Mac Maharaj on Mandela, Zuma and South Africa

      The following is a transcript of a wide-ranging interview between Alec Russell, News Editor of the Financial Times, and...

    28. July 24, 2015

      Six fabulous pieces

      Five fabulous pieces Dior Victoire de Castellane took inspiration from the materials of couture, silk and grosgrain...

    29. July 24, 2015

      Bentley aims for broad appeal with first sport utility vehicle

      The Continental GT, a sleek “grand touring” saloon released by Bentley in 2003, took the luxury UK carmaker from annual...

    30. July 24, 2015

      Hotel insider: The future of B&B

      Inspiration can sometimes arrive from the most unlikely sources. For David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea, it was the fusty...

    31. July 24, 2015

      Swimming in style

      Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the perennial conundrum of beachwear leaps up and bites you...

    32. July 24, 2015

      Christmas comes early as retailers refine strategies

      On one of the hottest days of the year, the John Lewis “Christmas wish factory” is fully operational. Visitors are...

    33. July 24, 2015

      The Ethiopia paradox

      In the heart of Addis Ababa’s old Italian quarter is a wood-clad restaurant resembling a private members’ club. In one...

    34. July 23, 2015

      Devialet’s acoustic workshop of Burgundy

      There are no hulking studio monitors in Quentin Sannié’s Paris headquarters, nor even a hint of a subwoofer. But when...

    35. July 17, 2015

      The aerotropolis of Heathrow is being built for airheads

      Each year at the start of the autumn term I lead my students on a walk from Brunel University, about three miles from...

    36. July 17, 2015

      High summer hit-list

      Sunset sunglasses Following on from the 1970s trend, the predictable logic of fashion welcomes the 1980s. Coloured...

    37. July 17, 2015

      The boys are back in town

      On the fifth floor of an old building in New York’s Garment District, workers crowd around their sewing machines. At...

    38. July 17, 2015

      The studio that dressed America

      “The 1950s was a much dressier period than today,” says Walter Teitelbaum of the trailblazing Manhattan fashion...

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