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Sabato De Sarno is Gucci's new Creative Director

Jan 30, 2023 / France
The French-based Kering has announced that Sabato De Sarno, currently the fashion director of men's and women's ready-to-wear at Valentino, will assume the role of Creative Director of Gucci

LVMH posts record annual sales

Jan 27, 2023 / France
The French-based luxury group reported to have reached a revenue of 79.2 billion euros in 2022, with profit from recurring operations totalling 21.1 billion euros, both up by 23% over 2021

LVMH announces major executive changes

Jan 12, 2023 / France
The French-based luxury group has announced that Pietro Beccari, who has led Dior since 2018, will become CEO of Louis Vuitton, while Delphine Arnault has been appointed to succeed Beccari at Dior

French luxury segment in need of specialized artisans

Dec 8, 2022 / France
There are at least 20 000 vacancies for specialized workers in the French luxury segment, said the association that represents about a hundred luxury houses in the country

New qualifications for designers of sustainable footwear

Nov 25, 2022 / World
The Erasmus+ SHOEDES training project aimed at promoting initiatives towards sustainable product designers is calling out footwear designers, industry technicians and students to take part of the project by filling out training needs questionnaire

LVMH joins the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance

Nov 16, 2022 / France
The luxury group will be supporting the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance's Living Lab in Chad, which is developing a sustainable cotton production under a regenerative agroforestry system

École Hermès des savoir-faire expands training programme

Nov 4, 2022 / France
Hermès apprenticeship training school, which prepares students for the French national diploma in leatherwork, will include a vocational qualification certification in cutting and stitching

Kering posts revenue growth

Oct 25, 2022 / France
The French-based luxury group continued to grow in the third quarter of the year, led by the "stellar" performance of Yves Saint Laurent. Gucci still hit by COVID-19-related restrictions in China

Hermès sales on rising mode

Oct 24, 2022 / France
The French-based luxury group reported a sales jump of 30% in the first nine months of 2022, year-over-year, and shows no signs of slowing down. Price hikes are in the pipeline for 2023

Decathlon changes name to 'Nolhtaced' in three Belgian cities

Oct 20, 2022 / France
The sporting goods retailer has changed its name to Nohltaced (Decathlon written backwards) in Evere, Namur and Ghent, for one month, as part of its campaign to promote reverse selling

France Retail: news are not uplifting footwear retail

Premium ContentOct 19, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
The Footwear Retail Sales Index (by BdF) reached in July its lower score in thirteen months in a row, and data from imports from the same month which will most likely make importers revise their decisions to the downside after the increasing value available for june. Despite a slight relief in consumer confidence in August due to Governmental aid, the increase in prices left little space in the wallet for discretionary footwear purchases. Meanwhile, online retail seems to have gained about 50 percentage points in 30 months in France, but data does not allow us yet to conclude whether the footwear segment shares this performance

LVMH reports steady growth

Oct 12, 2022 / France
After recording revenue growth of 28% in the first nine months of 2022, the French-based luxury group said that "growth continues at the same pace". Sales also increased in the third quarter

Christian Louboutin to launch a family-focused line

Oct 10, 2022 / France
The luxury footwear and accessories brand announced the launch of LoubiFamily, a brand-new product category designed for every family's member, from adults to kids and pets

French Edit Pop-Up opens at Chelsea Market in NY

Oct 4, 2022 / United States
The French Footwear Edit Pop-Up opened on the 1st of October at Neighbourhood Goods in Chelsea Market, featuring six brands that display the diversity of French craftsmanship in shoes

Louis Vuitton launches sustainable sneaker

Sep 9, 2022 / France
The French luxury Maison, owned by LVMH, released a new unisex version of the LV trainer made from 90% recycled and organic materials, designed by its late creative director Virgil Abloh
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