NEWS

Breitling sold to private equity firm CVC Partners

Breitling sold to private equity firm CVC Partners

Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling has been sold to CVC Partners, the private equity group ...

Interparfums first quarter revenue increases 34%

Interparfums first quarter revenue increases 34%

French fragrance group Interparfums has reported a 34% leap in its first quarter revenue, ...

Bottega Veneta opens new boutique at Dubai Mall within Level Shoes

Bottega Veneta has opened a new boutique in Dubai at Dubai Mall, within Level Shoes. The new store spans over 35sqm and is decked ...

Manolo Blahnik opens new store in Tokyo at Ginza Six

Manolo Blahnik has recently opened a new store in Tokyo at the new Ginza Six luxury complex. The new store which covers 60 sqm was...

Hermes boosts production in France

Hermes is hiring workers and investing in French production to meet surging demand for handbags in Asia, boosting the economy ...

Alexander Wang opens new store in Tokyo at Ginza Six

Alexander Wang has recently opened its second store in Tokyo at the new Ginza Six luxury complex.The new Alexander Wang boutique i...

Dutch court backs Swatch Group in $400 million row with Tiffany

A Dutch appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Swatch Group deserved compensation in a $400 million row with U.S. luxury goods maker ...

ANALYSIS

Russian and American shoppers drive luxury shopping in London

Russian and American shoppers drive luxury shopping in London

Russian and American shoppers in particular are also key to ...

The negative impact of the grey market on the luxury watchmakers

With sales falling, more unsold timepieces are finding their way from the Swiss-dominated ...

Millennial consumers are keen to 'see now, buy now, wear now'

Younger consumers are without a doubt dictating how brands and retailers operate. The “dis...

Swiss watchmakers expect a weak U.S. market in 2017

Swiss watchmakers expect the market to stay challenging this year with the United States, ...

OPPORTUNITIES

Neiman Marcus to open in-store beauty salons

Neiman Marcus to open in-store beauty salons

Neiman Marcus announced that it will begin opening DreamDry ...

Luxury car launches at the 2017 New York Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz revealed a four-door coupe concept sports car called the Mercedes-AMG GT. Th...

Chinese tourists spent 12% more in travelling abroad in 2016

2016 results on expenditure from major outbound markets reflect increasing demand for inte...

Luxury mixed-use complex Place Vendôme to open in Qatar in 2018

Infinitely more than a fancy mall, the new Place Vendôme in Qatar is an example of using f...

CONCIERGE

Givenchy Spa opens at Metropole Hotel Monte Carlo

Givenchy Spa opens at Metropole Hotel Monte Carlo

Following a six month renovation, the prestigious Hotel Metr...

The NoMad SoHo New York unveils new penthouse

The NoMad SoHo New York has announced a redesigned luxury penthouse. The tallest building ...

“Norwegian Joy” cruise ship features 2-story Ferrari-branded racetrack

Norwegian Joy cruise ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line will introduce a two-level race car...

Oddfellows On The Park hotel opens in a Gothic Revival mansion in Manchester

Set in over 100 acres of lush parkland in a spectacular Gothic Revival mansion, Oddfellows...

REVIEW

Shangri-La Hotel Nanjing, the finest in Nanjing and a true global flagship (REVIEW)

Shangri-La Hotel Nanjing, the finest in Nanjing and a true global flagship (REVIEW)

Xian, Nanjing, Hangzhou – three dynasties (Qin – Ming – Song...

Midtown Shangri-La, Hangzhou, a symbol for Shangri-La’s success in China (REVIEW)

Xian, Nanjing, Hangzhou - three dynasties (Qin - Ming - Song), three ancient capital citie...

The Ritz-Carlton Vienna, one of the finest in the imperial city (REVIEW)

On my return to the The Ritz-Carlton Vienna, three years since my first stay, I was most i...

Ritz Carlton Budapest, a most gracious experience (REVIEW)

Housed within a protected historic building overlooking Elizabeth Square, with views over ...

LEADERS

An exceptional luxury hotelier on disruptors and industry challenges (Lars Wagner)

An exceptional luxury hotelier on disruptors and industry challenges (Lars Wagner)

How would you define the disrupters which have been impactin...

Alexandre Arnault appointed co-CEO of Rimowa

The acquisition of Rimowa brings to over 80 the number of international brands owned by LV...

Yves Saint Laurent aims to surpass 3 billion euros in turnover

2016 was the sixth consecutive year of growth for Yves Saint Laurent, with sales reaching ...

Johann Rupert, Chairmain of Richemont, establishes Michelangelo Foundation with craftsmanship focus

Johann Rupert, 66-year-old South African billionaire, chairman and controlling sharehold...

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