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LVMH completes the acquisition of Tiffany & Co.

Jan 7, 2021 / France
The luxury group announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tiffany & Co., the global luxury jeweller. The acquisition of this iconic US jeweller will transform LVMH’s Watches & Jewellery division and complement LVMH’s 75 distinguished Maisons

Chloé appoints Gabriela Hearst Artistic Director

Dec 9, 2020 / France
The Richemont-owned French luxury fashion house announced the appointment of Gabriela Hearst to the position of Artistic Director after making official the departure of Natacha Ramsay-Levi last week

France Retail: So far, back in business, but for how long?

Premium ContentDec 7, 2020 / France
After a lost spring, a season heavily impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, the French retail market reacted well, and summer sales brought a good mood to the business. However, a second wave hitting the country after the summer led to a November with closed stores (non-essential stores were not open for over a month). The enthusiasm of the reopening on the 28th of November led crowds to queue for visiting some stores. However, it is not clear if this will be enough to ensure an end of the year out of the red.

Paris confirms shows in January

Dec 4, 2020 / France
The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM) announced the dates for the next seasons of menswear and haute couture for January 2021, confirming that they will take place at the beginning of next year

Longchamp President Philippe Cassegrain dies

Dec 3, 2020 / France
The creator of the iconic Le Pliage bag, Longchamp's historic President, was 83 years old and did not resist to complications related to COVID-19

LVMH names Chris de Lapuente new CEO of Selective Retailing

Nov 30, 2020 / France
The French-based luxury giant has named Chris de Lapuente as the new Chairman and CEO of LVMH's division of Selective Retailing, effective from January onwards

The world’s most expensive cities

Nov 18, 2020 / World
Paris and Zurich re-join Hong Kong at the top of the latest ranking of the world's most expensive cities, according to the latest information by The Economist

Eurazeo Brands buys Axel Arigato for 56 million euros

Nov 16, 2020 / Sweden
The global investment company is investing 56 million euros in Axel Arigato, a Swedish premium sneaker, ready-to-wear and accessories brand, to become a majority shareholder, alongside brand's founders Max Svärdh and Albin Johansson

Imports of footwear with a dark picture in the first semester

Premium ContentNov 9, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
The most recent statistics for footwear trade in 2020 show a very dark, albeit expected, picture. In the first semester of the year, footwear imports fell in almost every country

Hermès returns to growth

Oct 27, 2020 / France
Sales in the third quarter (+7% at constant exchange rates and +4% at current exchange rates) are driven by strong activity in the group's stores (+12% at constant exchange rates), the momentum in Asia and a significant improvement in all other geographical areas

LVMH: fashion and leather goods division with improved revenue

Oct 21, 2020 / France
The luxury group recorded revenue of 30.3 billion euros in the first nine months of 2020, down by 21%. Revenue was down by 7% in the third quarter, reflecting an improvement in trends, with a return to growth in the Fashion & Leather Goods segment

Ralph Toledano re-elected President of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode

Oct 14, 2020 / France
The General Assembly of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture extended the mandate of Ralph Toledano as President of the Chamber for 2 years

Chanel buys majority stakes in shoemaker Ballin and tannery Gaiera

Oct 9, 2020 / France
Chanel continues to reinforce its network of suppliers as it acquires majority stakes in Italian luxury shoemaker Ballin and tannery Conceria Gaiera Giovanni

Former André stores to be auctioned

Oct 7, 2020 / France
Shoe Intelligence is reporting that 25 former André stores to be auctioned

Hermès confirms new factory in Auvergne

Sep 23, 2020 / France
With this announcement, the brand reaffirms its regional anchor in the Auvergne region. The new workshop will join the Maroquinerie de Sayat to form Hermès seventh leather goods hub. 250 jobs due to be created
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