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| 21 Jul 2011
Faced with constant pressure to expand their businesses, fashion brands and retailers have a number of choices: they can add new merchandise lines, target customers at new price points or in new geographical markets, or attempt all three. But what is the best strategy? A new report from just-style offers advice to apparel brand managers wanting to breath new life into existing portfolios.
| 30 Oct 2009
Luxury retail has been one of the sectors hardest hit by the global recession, as shoppers increasingly defer new purchases, spend less, or simply trade down to discounts on higher-end brands or fast fashion alternatives. However, amid signs the market is starting to stabilise, retailers are warned the post-recession luxury market will be far different from the one that came before.
| 17 Jul 2008
With a trademark trench coat, Equestrian Knight logo and registered check pattern, Burberry is dressed for battle in the luxury goods market. This week the group posted healthy quarterly sales growth and is hoping to continue making headway in North America through its quintessentially British appeal. Joe Ayling reports.
| 23 May 2007
The return of the GBP20,000 cocktail – it has diamonds instead of ice – and the GBP60 hamburger to Tokyo, heralds for some a return of the heady days of a very rich Japan and ostentatious consumption once more. It also may mean even greater times for the world’s leading fashion brands says Michael Fitzpatrick.
| 9 Sep 2013
The Chinese economic landscape has lost some of its lustre in recent months, as consumer confidence wanes on worries about household finances, employment and prices. At the same time, the country's luxury consumers are becoming increasingly sophisticated - which means brands such as Gieves & Hawkes are having to justify their prices with a strong story about their provenance. Petah Marian reports.
| 4 Feb 2015
“Strong creative momentum” at Louis Vuitton helped LVMH’s fashion and leather goods division to post a double-digit revenue increase and slight incline in full-year profit.
| 2 Dec 2014
L Capital Asia, the private equity firm backed by luxury goods group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has acquired a controlling stake in Australian swimwear company Seafolly.
| 26 Nov 2014
Shareholders of French luxury goods companies LVMH have approved plans to redistribute the shares it holds in Hermès International to end a long-running legal dispute between the two firms.
| 3 Nov 2014
French luxury goods companies LVMH has outlined plans to redistribute the shares it holds in Hermès International on 17 December to end a long-running legal dispute between the two firms.
| 31 Oct 2014
Vivarte chairman and CEO Marc Lelandais has stepped down after failing to reach an agreement with the fashion retailer's new shareholders on its future strategy.
| 3 Oct 2014
French luxury goods company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has tapped former Giorgio Armani executive Caroline Brown as CEO of Donna Karan International.
| 5 Sep 2014
A long-running legal dispute between luxury goods group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and search engine Google has come to an end after the two companies said they would instead work together to fight fakes on the Internet.
| 3 Sep 2014
French luxury goods companies LVMH and Hermès have ended a long-running legal dispute over the former's shareholding in the latter.
| 25 Jul 2014
French luxury goods giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton posted flat first-half earnings for its fashion and leather goods division, despite "strong creative momentum" at its Louis Vuitton brand.
| 16 May 2014
The global luxury goods sector remains resilient, despite a tougher consumer market, with French luxury goods giant LVMH topping the list of the largest companies in the sector.
| 10 Apr 2014
The fashion and leather goods business of French luxury goods giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton performed better than analyst expectations in the first quarter as sales climbed.
| 9 Apr 2014
SMCP Group, which operates the French fashion brands Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot, has appointed former Ralph Lauren international head Daniel Lalonde as CEO.
| 10 Mar 2014
UK luxury fashion company Mulberry Group has appointed Steven Newey to the newly-created role of group commercial director.
| 25 Feb 2014
Luxury company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is setting up a joint venture with Marco De Vincenzo to help the Italian designer develop his own fashion house.
| 20 Feb 2014
Ralph Lauren Corporation is ramping up the global growth and expansion of its luxury business under the guidance of Valérie Hermann, the former CEO of Reed Krakoff.
| 17 Feb 2014
Luxury firm Christian Dior Group has booked a 2% increase in first-half profit, buoyed by a strong performance at its high-end Couture division.
| 31 Jan 2014
French luxury goods giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton saw earnings decline at its fashion and luxury goods division in fiscal 2013 due to investments in repositioning its Louis Vuitton brand.
| 8 Jan 2014
India’s luxury goods market has been largely unaffected by the country’s economic slowdown and is poised to expand threefold in the next three years, according to new research.
| 10 Dec 2013
Lululemon Athletica founder and chairman Chip Wilson has decided to step down as the Canadian sportswear brand named Laurent Potdevin as its new CEO.
| 9 Dec 2013
Apparel business Ralph Lauren has today (9 December) confirmed the departure of Daniel Lalonde, president of the company's international division.
| 6 Dec 2013
Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton LVMH has named Antoine Arnault chairman of Loro Piana, adding to his existing responsibilities as Berluti chief executive.
| 19 Nov 2013
French luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has been given the go-ahead from the European Commission to acquire Italian cashmere giant Loro Piana.
| 25 Oct 2013
French luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has told the European Commission of the benefits that would flow from its planned merger with Italian cashmere giant Loro Piana.
| 29 Jul 2013
Luxury goods powerhouse LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Kering, owner of upmarket brands Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Yves Saint Laurent, both reported accelerated sales growth last week, thanks to higher demand in Europe and Asia.
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