Versace opens new store in Hong Kong at Shanghai Commercial Bank Tower

Covering about 743 sqm, the new Versace store in Hong Kong at Shanghai Commercial Bank Tower it features men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories. It joins standalone stores for the Italian fashion house at Gateway Arcade, MixC Mall, Pacific Place and Sogo Causeway Bay. The flagship incorporates traditional Italian architectural values with modern touches. Architectural elements include Fior di Bosco marble flooring and brass features, while the facade features backlit onyx. “For me, the boutique suggests an uninterrupted dialogue between our past and our future, between Versace and our clients,” [...]

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W Hotels to open in Budapest, Hungary

W Hotels Worldwide announced an agreement with QPR Properties Kft, part of Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd, to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest, ideally located on Andrassy Avenue (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) the hotel will be situated on the city’s most luxurious shopping street located directly across from the State Opera House. Slated to Open in 2020, W Budapest Will Reimagine the Iconic Dreschler Palace, Bringing Visionary Design, Playful Luxury and Whatever/Whenever Service to Hungary’s Cosmopolitan Capital “Budapest has secured a [...]

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LVMH is set to take a stake of up to 10% in Italian eyewear maker Marcolin

French luxury goods group LVMH is set to take a stake of up to 10 percent in unlisted Italian eyewear maker Marcolin as it seeks to strengthen control over manufacturing of its spectacles, a source close to the matter said on Thursday. “LVMH, like other luxury groups, has decided to strengthen its control over eyewear production and is working on a production agreement with Marcolin,” the source said, confirming a report by Bloomberg. Marcolin declined to comment. The reported move comes just days after Italy’s Luxottica and France’s Essilor agreed [...]

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SIHH 2017: Audemars Piguet launches new high jewelry watch “Diamond Outrage”

Audemars Piguet has upped the ante with their new joaillerie timepiece fittingly titled “Diamond Outrage”. This watch is the third part of the Diamond Trilogy and follows Diamond Fury which came out last year. Like its predecessors, Outrage features a bracelet that is completely covered with diamonds, and alongside Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, it will debut at SIHH 2017. An incredible amount of work and thought have gone into the creation of this watch. It required 2,500 hours of labour and used more than twice as many diamond carats as the earlier watches [...]

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Hermès to open new store in Munich, Germany

Hermes is setting up a new store in Munich. Located at the former Rene Lezard store on the corner of Maximilianstrasse 8 and Falkenturmstrasse, the new store covers 350 square metres of retail space over two floors. The store is surrounded by luxury brands such as Chanel, IWC, Rolex, Hublot and Louis Vuitton.

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