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Pinterest expands shopping features to more countries

Jun 15, 2021 / United States
Social network Pinterest announced the expansion of their shopping attributes to Australia, Canada, France and Germany. The shopping features were available first in the US and UK

How is COVID-19 impacting footwear retail in different countries?

May 25, 2021 / World
With the world fast approaching 180 million cases of infected people and with vaccination now in place in several countries, we bring a summary of our latest Flash Reports focused on some key markets

Brazilian footwear exports on the rise

May 24, 2021 / Brazil
Data released by Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association, show that footwear exports in the country in April totaled 8.5 million pairs. This represents a 76% increase compared to April 2020

Changes at Kering’s management

May 19, 2021 / France
The France-based luxury group has announced a new position of Director of Strategy and nominated Mélanie Flouquet for the position. Ginevra Elkann is leaving the Board of Directors

Hermès registers robust sales growth

May 14, 2021 / France
In the first quarter of 2021, the group's consolidated revenue amounted to 2.08 billion euros (44% at constant exchange rates and 38% at current exchange rates), thanks to an outstanding performance in Asia and Japan and the upturn in America

Guillaume Motte appointed Deputy CEO of LVMH

May 4, 2021 / France
LVMH is strengthening the management of its Fashion Group division, which gathers brands such as Celine, Givenchy, Loewe, Emilio Pucci, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs and Patou. Executive Director Sidney Toledano will now have the support of Guillaume Motte

Nona Source: online resale platform for materials from LVMH Fashion & Leather Goods Maisons

Apr 29, 2021 / France
The French multinational corporation and conglomerate specializing in luxury goods has announced the launch of Nona Source, the first online resale platform for “re-sourcing” materials from the Group’s Fashion & Leather Goods Maisons

Felipe Oliveira Baptista is leaving Kenzo

Apr 28, 2021 / France
The Artistic Director of the French luxury fashion house Kenzo will step down from the role on the 30th of June 2021, after two years at the service of the LVMH's brand

Designer Alber Elbaz dies from COVID-19 complications

Apr 27, 2021 / Israel
The designer died on the 24th of April in Paris, at the age of 59. He was most notoriously known for its collaboration with the French brand Lanvin, where he was creative director between 2001 and 2015

France Retail: Footwear Sales in Troubled Waters again

Premium ContentApr 22, 2021 / France
After a period of some return to normality, as reported in our previous Retail Flash for France, footwear retail in France plunged in November, to recover over the Christmas period. The up and down continued when we entered 2021. And the concern is raised: if 2020 was not good, and if other waves of the pandemic emerge, how will the footwear retail resist in 2021?

Premiére Visión Paris: news from the 100% digital edition

Mar 18, 2021 / France
The entirely digital edition of the trade fair Premiere Vision Paris took place between the 15th and the 19th of February 2021

Vestiaire Collective: financing round backed by Kering and Tiger Global Management

Mar 10, 2021 / France
The second-hand fashion platform announced the completion of a new 178 million euros financing round, backed by global French luxury group Kering and US investment firm Tiger Global Management

Christian Louboutin sells 24% stake to Ferrari owner

Mar 9, 2021 / France
Holding company Exor and Christian Louboutin announced a partnership whereby Exor will invest 541 million euros to become a 24% shareholder in Christian Louboutin, alongside the founders and will nominate 2 of the 7 members of the Company’s Board of Directors

Asian recovery helps Hermès to limit impact of the crisis in 2020

Feb 23, 2021 / France
The luxury group Hermès will withstand the health crisis in 2020 thanks to the strong recovery in Asia during the second semester, which compensates weak results in other regions, especially in Europe

Kering with sales slowdown

Feb 17, 2021 / France
Quarterly revenue at the French-based luxury group was down by 4.8% on a comparable basis to 4 billion euros, while sales at Gucci, the main segment of the Kering's revenue, contracted by 10.3% to 2.3 billion euros
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