Burberry profits soar, Maison Vuitton London, Japan’s fast fashion, McQueen honour, Moments in blog history

Burberry profit tops forecast, steps up expansion (Reuters)
“Luxury goods group Burberry beat forecasts with a 23 percent rise in annual profit, boosted by sales of coats and leather goods, and said it was stepping up its expansion despite a tough economic backdrop.”

Louis Vuitton lands in London (Guardian)
“Welcome to the new Bond Street palace of Louis Vuitton, which takes the dark art of luxury retail to a new level. For starters – despite the racks of handbags, luggage and clothes – this flagship, which opens to the public on Friday, is not – repeat not – a shop.”

The Japanese love affair with fast fashion (Philippine Star)
“The aggressive marketing and advertising campaigns employed by the fast-fashion brands and their immediate delivery of trends to consumers have clearly changed the fashion landscape in Japan.”

McQueen Honoured (Vogue.com)
“Sarah Jessica Parker has been enlisted to present the CFDA Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award to the late Alexander McQueen at this year’s event on June 7.”

Greatest moments in fashion blog history (Style.com)
“Today, bloggers rule the front row. But in the dark and distant past—like, you know, pre-September 2009—they were often treated like second-class citizens in the fashion world. Here, a look back at some of the milestones in the revolution.”