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The nuts and bolts of Richemont's acquisition of fast-growing fashion retail website Net-a-Porter are easy enough to understand - but the ra...

Katie Smith | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Joe Ayling | 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.

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Petah Marian | 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.

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Michelle Russell | 26 Apr 2017

French luxury goods group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton LVMH is taking full control of Parisian fashion house Christian Dior in a US$13.1bn deal.

Beth Wright | 9 Feb 2017

LVMH fashion group's Thomas Pink brand has invested in a digital store pilot solution from IoT solution provider Sato Global Solutions as part of its digital strategy.

Beth Wright | 18 Jan 2017

Branded apparel and accessories maker G-III Apparel Group has tapped Ralph Lauren's Barbara Kennedy as its president-wholesale-design, merchandising and sales for Donna Karan, following its US$650m acquisition of Donna Karan International.

Beth Wright | 25 Jul 2016

Branded apparel and accessories maker G-III Apparel Group is to buy Donna Karan International, parent of the Donna Karan and DKNY brands, from luxury goods group LVHM for US$650m.

Beth Wright | 22 Jul 2016

Less than a year after Donna Karan stepped down as chief designer at her founding company Donna Karan International (DKI), luxury goods group LVMH is said to be on the lookout for a buyer for both DKI and DKNY.

Beth Wright | 31 May 2016

French luxury goods group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton LVMH has named Fabio d'Angelantonio as the next CEO of its Italian luxury brand Loro Piana.

Leonie Barrie | 11 Nov 2015

Luxury goods group LVMH has created an internal carbon fund – already valued at over EUR5m (US$5.4m) – aimed at reducing the amount of energy consumed at its production sites and stores.

Michelle Russell | 29 Jul 2015

An “excellent start to the year” for LVMH’s fashion and leather goods division helped the group post an increase in revenue and profit in its first-half.

Richard Woodard | 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.

Katie Smith | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Stuart Todd | 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.

Katie Smith | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Katie Smith | 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.

Katie Smith | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Katie Smith | 10 Mar 2014

UK luxury fashion company Mulberry Group has appointed Steven Newey to the newly-created role of group commercial director.

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 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.

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Katie Smith | 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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