Googling luxury, Expectations for luxe recovery, Tiffany sparkles again, Lacroix’s fall, Louboutin’s killer heels

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Louis Vuitton

Filching a Good Name for Internet Use? (IHT)
“A search for ‘Louis Vuitton’ on Google’s British Web site turns up an advertisement for ‘Designer Handbags 70% off’ — to the fury of LVMH, the French luxury goods conglomerate that owns the brand.”

Luxury earnings forecasts to rise (Reuters)
“Burberry, Richemont and Swatch Group touched a one-year peak on Thursday, but expectations about the sector’s recovery are still too low.”

Tiffany set to regain some sparkle (FT)
“Tiffany , the jeweller, was one of the first luxury retailers to signal that its US customers were beginning to emerge from recession shock, reporting a 12 percent increase in its US same-store sales.”

The Fall of the House of Lacroix (Newsweek)
“He never found his management match, a strategic alter ego—the Giancarlo Giammetti to his Valentino, the Robert Duffy to his Marc Jacobs…  He never had the CEO to transform the ideas into gold.”

Christian Louboutin: How killer heels conquered fashion (Guardian)
“He turned shoes into fetish objects, brought back the stiletto and counts Lady Gaga, Madonna and Oprah Winfrey as fans. But does he really think Barbie has fat ankles?”