Estée Lauder gloss from emerging markets

Fourth-quarter profits more than double on regional demand for luxury cosmetics

Destination inspiration

Survival expert Bear Grylls during the shoot for the Dos Equis Most Interesting Academy webisodes which feature Grylls? top urban survival tips and will be available online at MostInterestingAcademy.com on June 18. Bear Grylls is a distinguished instructor for the Dos Equis Most Interesting Academy?s ?Survival in the Modern Era? course. (Casey Rodgers / AP Images for Dos Equis) **EXCLUSIVE****EXCLUSIVE**
Explore the world with noted adventurers and award-winning writers such as Bear Grylls, Jan Morris and Lionel Shriver
Dates and details of global events and spectacles, such as Sydney’s Crave Food Fair (above), to build an adventure, a holiday or a trip around
Table Mountain view
A look at what the country can offer to urbanites and adventurers alike

Coach woes go on despite turnround effort

Affordable luxury group’s sales in North American market slide 16%

Michael Kors outclasses rivals on sales

Revenue in Europe leapt by 128 per cent in first quarter

Ferruccio Ferragamo at Ferragamo's headquarters in Florence, March 27, 2014. Photographer Alessia Pierdomenico
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A head for Ferragamo footwear

Members of the Italian shoemaking dynasty use strict rules to protect their father’s legacy

Bonhams whittles down suitors to five

Investment bank Greenhill to conduct strategic review

Out with the hunting and shooting set

A new package offers the chance to be whisked by helicopter from London to live a ‘Downton Abbey’ experience for a day

Lucy Kellaway target-practising on the Petworth estate with David Whitby, head gamekeeper;
©Howard Sooley

Lucy Kellaway joins the hunting and shooting set

A new package offers wealthy tourists the opportunity to spend a day stalking deer and be back in central London in time for dinner

Prada hit by slowdown in luxury goods

Italian fashion house reports ‘awful’ first-quarter results

Zandra Rhodes wearing her yellow brooch and ‘potato’ necklace
©Rosie Hallam

My favourite pieces: Zandra Rhodes

The British fashion designer favours handmade costume items – and some have a hidden secret

Bitcoin venture opens digital payment system to jewellers

Companies dealing in the currency are urged to proceed with caution

Jewellers turn to mobile gaming

Apps such as ‘Fashion Eye’ claim high levels of engagement

Interview: Giampiero Bodino

Brand’s chief explains his ‘experiential’ venture with Richemont

Business model: Stone & Strand

Stories and videos about fine jewellery boost sales for digital venture

Archibald Knox: Liberty & Co’s shy hero steps out of the shadows

‘Breathtaking’ art nouveau designs celebrated in a new exhibition

Watch funds offer investment in limited editions

A Patek Philippe in a safe-deposit box can be lucrative, but values remain subjective

International visitors boost attendance at Masterpiece London

Attendance at collectors’ fair on the rise

Mexico’s buzz driven by brand-crazy customers

Appetite for hard luxury is growing in region’s second-biggest economy

Watches of Switzerland opts for new site in ‘magical’ London

Emporium’s Regent Street showroom is on three floors, each aimed at a different type of customer

Couture Show: new designers are quietly confident in Las Vegas

US fair is a smaller alternative to international hard luxury events

Profile: Caroline and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Chopard co-presidents

The siblings are worlds apart but pulling in the same direction

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