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Net-A-Porter/Mr Porter enter US pre-owned watch market with Watchfinder

Net-A-Porter/Mr Porter enter US pre-owned watch market with Watchfinder

Building on its “long-term commitment to ensure more sustainable and circular practices”, Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter have entered the pre-owned luxury watches market with Watchfinder & Co for the US market.
Luxury
Hermès reopens upsized Milan flagship

Hermès reopens upsized Milan flagship

​Hermès reopened its via Montenapoleone store in Milan on July 9 and said it starts a “a new chapter in the history that has linked Italy to the French house since 1987”.
Luxury
Watches of Switzerland plans EU entry, US leadership and UK growth

Watches of Switzerland plans EU entry, US leadership and UK growth

​Watches of Switzerland issued an ambitious strategy update on Thursday and aims to accelerate its growth by strengthening its UK luxury watch leadership, as well as becoming market leader in the US and entering the EU.
Luxury
Dior CEO Pietro Beccari on pop-ups; collabs and brand desirability

Dior CEO Pietro Beccari on pop-ups; collabs and brand desirability

Few management jobs anywhere are more high profile that being CEO of Christian Dior. The brand is a sacred institution in France, and quite probably the most famous French name of all time.
Luxury
Kingham exits Matchesfashion, won't be replaced

Kingham exits Matchesfashion, won't be replaced

​Matchesfashion has lost its global fashion director with Natalie Kingham having left the business, despite only recently being promoted to the role. She’s pursuing new opportunities.
Luxury
Paris Couture Day Two: Alexandre Vauthier, Ronald van der Kemp and Viktor & Rolf

Paris Couture Day Two: Alexandre Vauthier, Ronald van der Kemp and Viktor & Rolf

Paris couture is not just about dressing billionaires' wives. It’s also about experimentation, and fashionable irony, as seen in three collections Tuesday: Alexandre Vauthier, Viktor & Rolf and Ronald van der Kemp.
Fashion
Mulberry to exit Paris store, but will open new location when tourism re-starts

Mulberry to exit Paris store, but will open new location when tourism re-starts

​Luxury group Mulberry said on Tuesday that its wholly owned French subsidiary is to end the lease of its store at 275 Rue Saint Honoré and exit the property early.
Luxury
Walpole launches film series to support British luxury and creativity

Walpole launches film series to support British luxury and creativity

​With 80% of its the UK’s luxury products being destined for export, the body representing many British luxury firms — Walpole — has launched a new campaign to promote the segment on the world stage.
Luxury
AMI spring/summer 2022: Uniquely commercial escapism

AMI spring/summer 2022: Uniquely commercial escapism

A moment of restrained escapism at AMI, with founder designer Alexandre Mattiussi creating a collection for a world finally emerging from Covid tentatively. Nothing tentative, however, about the brand's explosive growth.
Fashion
Versace and McQueen bosses among tips for Burberry top job

Versace and McQueen bosses among tips for Burberry top job

​Widespread speculation about who might take over from outgoing Marco Gobbetti at Burberry has offered up the names Jonathan Akeroyd, Emmanuel Gintzburger and Alessandro Bogliolo.
Luxury
Max Mara cruise: 'Local Color', refined sophistication

Max Mara cruise: 'Local Color', refined sophistication

There is a great debate in fashion. Will women want elegance and sophistication when the pandemic eventually ends or will their biggest needs just be ease and comfort? Ian Griffiths of Max Mara, believes in the former.
Fashion
Burberry shares fall on CEO news, worries over Tisci's intentions

Burberry shares fall on CEO news, worries over Tisci's intentions

​Burberry lost almost £1 billion off its market capitalisation on Monday, following the announcement that CEO Marco Gobbetti is to leave, as worries over who will continue to lead its strategic transformation surfaced.
Luxury
Samsung unveils new smartwatch interface

Samsung unveils new smartwatch interface

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Monday unveiled its new smartwatch interface at the Mobile World conference, for the operating system it co-developed with Alphabet Inc's Google.
Fashion
Burberry CEO Gobbetti quits, will leave for Ferragamo at year-end

Burberry CEO Gobbetti quits, will leave for Ferragamo at year-end

In a shock move, Burberry chief Marco Gobbetti is leaving the company at the end of this year to take up a new role at Ferragamo in Italy and be closer to his family.
Luxury
Loewe: Funky rave party hedonism

Loewe: Funky rave party hedonism

Clubbing culture without any boundaries at Loewe, where the key inspiration this season were the funky naïve paintings of sexual liberation by German artist, Florian Krewer.
Fashion
Hermès: Après nous le déluge

Hermès: Après nous le déluge

Hermès unveiled the latest post-pandemic Spring/Summer 2022 collection of Paris Men's Fashion Week at Saturday lunchtime, an optimistic, sunny choice of clothes staged in steady downpour.
Fashion