NEWS

Ralph Lauren may soon enter India

Ralph Lauren may soon enter India

Ralph Lauren is reportedly in an advanced stage of negotiations with Aditya Birla Fashion ...

Hermes 2016 full year net profits up by 13 percent to a record 1.1 billion euros

Hermes 2016 full year net profits up by 13 percent to a record 1.1 billion euros

French luxury goods group Hermes said on Wednesday it was starting 2017 on a solid footing...

Richemont Group to acquire 30% of Kering Eyewear

French luxury group Kering said on Tuesday that its Kering Eyewear unit and Maison Cartier, owned by Compagnie Financiere Richemon...

Wempe opens new flagship store in Munich

Located at Maximilianstraße 6, opposite the Bavarian State Opera, the new Wempe flagship store in Munich covers a total of 1,349 s...

Oscar de la Renta steps up retail expansion in Spain

Oscar by Oscar de la Renta arrives in Spain. The luxury designer brand has opened this month its first stores in the country in pa...

MGM Grand and Bellagio to open in Dubai

MGM Resorts International, which operates world famous hotel brands such as Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage, has ...

Tod's to close up to 6 stores amid disappointing financials

The performance of Italian luxury footwear label Tod's in 2016 was very disappointing, and the group is seeking to right its cours...

ANALYSIS

Integration between brick-and-mortar and web retailing - a priority for luxury brands

Integration between brick-and-mortar and web retailing - a priority for luxury brands

In 2016, the total number of luxury goods and services consu...

The future of luxury retail expansion

Luxury hubs such as New York, London, and Paris are very likely to sustain their density o...

Fitch: China luxury sales improve

China's recent recovery in luxury spending may boost sales of domestic department-store op...

Sales of luxury Swiss watches dropped by 10% in 2016

Sales of luxury Swiss watches dropped by 10% last year following a crackdown on corruption...

OPPORTUNITIES

Bentley unveils EXP 12 Speed 6e electric concept in Geneva

Bentley unveils EXP 12 Speed 6e electric concept in Geneva

At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Bentley has unveiled EXP 1...

Why is Sephora betting on augmented reality

Bridget Dolan and her team at Sephora’s Innovation Lab, based in San Francisco, were a...

LVMH launches single e-commerce platform for all its brands

LVMH is working on an ecommerce site that would bring together all of its brands — and tho...

Most anticipated luxury car launches at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

The 2017 edition of the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors to the public in little more tha...

CONCIERGE

Anantara Siam Bangkok unveils renovated accommodations

Anantara Siam Bangkok unveils renovated accommodations

Anantara Siam Bangkok merged half its entry level rooms to c...

"Balenciaga, l'oeuvre au noir." exhibition in Paris at Musée Bourdelle

The Palais Galliera in Paris is paying homage to the couturier Cristobal Balenciaga (1865-...

Hotel Viu, the latest luxury design hotel to open in Milan

Taking center stage in Milan’s hip Porta Volta neighborhood with its stunning glass façade...

Hilton to open Philippe Starck designed property in Paris

Hilton Hotels and Resorts has announced plans for a second property in central Paris in 20...

REVIEW

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

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

On my return to the The Ritz-Carlton Vienna, three years sin...

Ritz Carlton Budapest, a most gracious experience (REVIEW)

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

Shangri-La Hambantota redefines luxury in Sri Lanka (REVIEW)

With an exceptional location on the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka, in Hambantota, the brand ...

Shangri-La, Taipei’s finest luxury hotels

Housed within a tower building in the Daan District, Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza has been...

LEADERS

Alexandre Arnault appointed co-CEO of Rimowa

Alexandre Arnault appointed co-CEO of Rimowa

The acquisition of Rimowa brings to over 80 the number of in...

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...

The future of the luxury brands of Starwood and Marriott: “We keep all brands”

In a recent interview, Tina Edmundson, Marriott’s Global Brand Officer provided her vi...

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