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Tmall Luxury Pavilion gives digital boost to Watches and Wonders

Tmall Luxury Pavilion gives digital boost to Watches and Wonders

Alibaba’s luxury e-commerce platform has partnered with the luxury watch fair organized by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in order to enhance the event’s digital capabilities.
Luxury
CFDA launches network connecting regional fashion organizations

CFDA launches network connecting regional fashion organizations

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has announced the launch of CFDA Connects, a programming network aiming to support regional fashion weeks and organizations across the United States.
Fashion
Michele fetes Gucci’s century with fetish cosmography collection and Balenciaga linkup

Michele fetes Gucci’s century with fetish cosmography collection and Balenciaga linkup

Gucci celebrates its 100th anniversary this year; and designer Alessandro Michele has observed the birthday by creating his best ever collection for the house, and a link up with Balenciaga.
Luxury
N Ireland rejoins rest of UK retail with 30 April non-essential stores reopening

N Ireland rejoins rest of UK retail with 30 April non-essential stores reopening

Northern Ireland will be allowed to catch up with the rest of the UK when non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality will reopen from 30 April. First Minister Arlene Foster told the NI Assembly it was a "landmark day”.
Fashion
Coach makes Todd Kahn permanent CEO

Coach makes Todd Kahn permanent CEO

Having served as interim CEO and brand president of the New York-based designer accessories brand since July 2020, Kahn has now had his position at the head of the label made permanent.
Luxury
LVMH sees sparkling prospects for Tiffany

LVMH sees sparkling prospects for Tiffany

During its annual general meeting, the French luxury giant highlighted its "remarkable resilience" during the pandemic and claimed to be well-positioned for strong growth in 2021, thanks particularly to Tiffany & Co..  
Fashion
Aspinal of London losses widen, but post-CVA, profits are not far away

Aspinal of London losses widen, but post-CVA, profits are not far away

Aspinal of London has filed its accounts for the year to the end of March 2020 and they show how tough the climate was becoming even pre-pandemic. But it also said 2021 is a key year as it heads towards profitability.
Fashion
Videos become compulsory stop in luxury consumer journey

Videos become compulsory stop in luxury consumer journey

Luxury consumers seek out more information than ever online before making a purchase, relying especially on YouTube videos and giving particular importance to brand image, according to a study from Google and Kantar.
Fashion
Farfetch campaign addresses the new normal, stars its boutique community

Farfetch campaign addresses the new normal, stars its boutique community

​Farfetch has unveiled a major new global brand campaign called The Perfect Match. Linked to its #onlyonfarfetch theme, it comes as it continues to stress that a “commitment to the boutique community” is “at its heart”. 
Luxury
LVMH shares hit record high after strong sales figures

LVMH shares hit record high after strong sales figures

LVMH's shares rose to record highs on Wednesday after the world's biggest luxury goods company posted sales figures that showed it had bounced back far more quickly than expected in early 2021.
Luxury
Spanish ceramics manufacturer Sargadelos accuses Dolce & Gabbana of plagiarism

Spanish ceramics manufacturer Sargadelos accuses Dolce & Gabbana of plagiarism

The Spanish ceramics producer has claimed that the prints on some of the Italian label’s men’s items for Spring/Summer 2021 are a "blatant copy” of its geometric patterns. Dolce & Gabbana has denied any plagiarism.
Luxury
The Outnet launches localised German language site

The Outnet launches localised German language site

​Yoox Net-A-Porter’s luxury outlet e-store The Outnet has launched a new localised German-language site for Germany and Austria.
Luxury
Hugo Boss adds to webstore total as it targets €300m in web sales this year

Hugo Boss adds to webstore total as it targets €300m in web sales this year

​Hugo Boss is diving further into online with a major expansion of its webstore offer. The company has gone online in 12 additional markets.
Luxury
Self-Portrait unveils Kate Moss campaign

Self-Portrait unveils Kate Moss campaign

​Self-Portrait has launched a high-profile campaign with the London-based brand signing up well-known Londoner Kate Moss as it star. The campaign features a series of portraits of Moss shot by Nigel Shafran.
Fashion
Kering lays down more roots in Italy with logistics platform in Trecate

Kering lays down more roots in Italy with logistics platform in Trecate

With its new logistics centre in Trecate, west of Milan, luxury group Kering is continuing to invest in Italy where it currently counts 44 sites including factories, laboratories, and offices.
Luxury
Selfridges and Primark magnate W. Galen Weston dies

Selfridges and Primark magnate W. Galen Weston dies

​W. Galen Weston, patriarch of one of Canada’s wealthiest families and retail titan, has died at age 80, according to a statement by the family on Tuesday.
Fashion