Digital Scorecard | Amble with Louis Vuitton

Amble with Louis Vuitton video preview | Source: Louis Vuitton PARIS, France — “As I think about Google’s strategic initiatives in 2011, I realize they’re all about mobile,” wrote the internet giant’s chief executive Eric Schmidt in a recent post on the Harvard Business Review blog. “We are at the point where, between the geolocation capability of the phone and the power of the phone’s browser platform, it is possible to deliver

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Men first at Mr Porter, The cult of the front row, Henry’s Carven comeback, Google gets analytical, Connecting Vezzoli

Mr. Porter, coming soon | Source: Mr. Porter

Mr Porter to Test Men’s Urge to Shop Online (WSJ) “The debut of Mr Porter, the biggest ever launch of a men’s luxury-goods website, will be closely watched by the fashion industry to see whether there are enough active male shoppers to support a fashion site… ‘We know there’s a demand for this,’ says Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet, ‘I don’t think shopping right now really

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Haider pauses menswear, Google fashion, Fair Isle fights, Branquinho talks Delvaux, Life with Natalie Joos

Haider Ackermann Menswear at Pitti Uomo | Source: The Fashionisto

Haider Ackermann Quits Menswear Collection (Vogue.com UK) Haider Ackermann’s menswear collection, which arrives in store in the New Year, will be his first and last - for now - the designer has revealed. The collection, which was unveiled in Pitto in Florence in June, was picked up by Barneys in New York, as well as several other international boutiques. Google sizes up market for women’s fashion (Detroit News)

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Google’s Boutiques.com, Chinese ‘grey’ luxury, Sustainable growth, Saks beats expectations, Tavi and Jane Pratt

Boutiques.com | Source: Boutiques.com

Google Debuts Fashion Shopping Site (NY Times) “In a deliberate collision between nerds and fashion mavens, Google has created a new e-commerce site that significantly improves how fashion is presented and sold online. The site, Boutiques.com… may also change how people shop for clothes.” Where Do China’s Luxury Purchases End Up? (Forbes) “While most agree that the newly affluent make some such purchases to

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The return of Tom Ford, Google targets fashion, Burberry’s better margins, Billy Reid wins, Redefining beauty

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2011 | Source: Vogue.com

Mr. Ford Returns (Vogue.com) “[Tom Ford] is doing things differently this time. He objects to the way the Internet eats up fashion images before the clothes can be bought. He despises sections of the press. Private and formal are terms he favors now. And he’d rather people didn’t ‘Tom’ him anymore. At 49, he lets it be known he prefers “’Mr. Ford.’” Google targets fashion market (Guardian)

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Yuan fears, Google vs LVMH Round 2, Shoes the new ‘it’ bag, Digital marketing costs, Stella for Team GB

Declining dollar reduces Chinese competitiveness | Source: Impactlab

China’s textile firms may face bankruptcy on yuan appreciation (Xinhuanet) “Half of China’s textile firms may risk going bankrupt if the value of the Chinese currency yuan rises 5 percent against the U.S. dollar given the industry’s thin profit margins.” French Court Kicks Google/LVMH Case Back To Appeals (WSJ) “The French Supreme Court Tuesday referred a previous ruling against Internet search

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Trainers the new denim, Tansky steps down, The ultimate sari, Tavi’s Google mishap, Why clothes matter

Lanvin Mens Trainers Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Nondivision

Luxury brands are looking to trainers for new business (Independent) “Designer denim used to be the go-to strategy of luxury labels to lure in new customers, but now it seems as if trainers are the new jeans.” Neiman Marcus CEO Tansky to Retire (WSJ) “Neiman Marcus Group Inc. said Chief Executive Burton Tansky will retire in October, stepping down just as the luxury-goods department-store chain begins to recover

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Digital retail, Google wins EU ruling, Saks to shutter weak doors, Indian mass fashion, Weight and wellness

Jeremy Renner in Esquire's Augmented Reality Fashion Spread | Source: Esquire

Luxury brands focus on digital retail experience (Marketing) “Brands and high-end retailers, including House of Fraser and Selfridges, are preparing to launch virtual shopping experiences using cutting-edge digital technologies.” Google wins EU ruling in fake luxury goods case (AP) “Google Inc. won a key European Union court ruling Tuesday that says it did not violate luxury goods trademarks by allowing

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

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Detail | 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

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