From shoes to handbags to ready-to-wear, the price of designer fashion has increased precipitously over the last decade. What’s driving the rising prices? And how high can they go?
Market sentiment has turned back in favour of the luxury sector, driven by solid second quarter results, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.
PARIS, France — LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the world’s largest luxury goods maker, said it increased its stake in Hermès International SCA to 23.1 percent from 22.6 percent in what it described as “an opportunistic move.”
PARIS, France — Luxury scarves, bags and watches maker Hermès raised its full-year targets after beating quarterly forecasts on Thursday, with demand strong in most sectors even in the face of a slowing Chinese economy.
PARIS, France — Hermès International SCA, the French maker of Kelly bags, said sales growth this year may top 10 percent after reporting revenue that surpassed analysts’ estimates in the second quarter.
PARIS, France — France's market regulator is fining luxury conglomerate LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton 8 million euros ($10.4 million) for not disclosing its intention to build up a significant stake in handbag and scarf maker Hermès. The AMF said Monday that LVMH was too slow in revealing its stake, which was built by using foreign subsidiaries. Large transactions are supposed to be disclosed quickly since they can affect share prices. LVMH raised its stake in Hermes to 14.2 percent in 2010, to the apparent dismay of the Hermès family. Hermès has accused the luxury giant of insider trading, claims the Paris prosecutor's office is investigating. LVMH, which since increased its stake to 22.3 percent, has called those charges unfounded…
PARIS, France — Concluding Paris Men's Fashion Week, our trusty contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage imagery from the Dior Homme, Miharayasuhiro, Damir Doma, Hermès, AMI Alexandre Mattiussi and Lanvin shows.
PARIS, France — Menswear season in Paris brought the lofty catwalks back to the people, with a series of shows that twinned the glamor and energy of high fashion with genuine wearability.
Luxury brands should take a page from technology companies like Apple and adopt ‘ecosystem models’ to develop new markets, channels and products, advises a recent report by The Boston Consulting Group. BoF investigates.
With the support of L Real Estate, developer Craig Robins’ vision for Miami’s off-kilter luxury enclave is coming to life.
PARIS, France — French market regulator AMF said on Friday it was requesting to fine luxury group LVMH 10 million euros, the maximum sanction that can be proposed, in a probe into the build-up of LVMH's initial 17 percent stake in rival Hermès.
PARIS, France — Luxury goods group LVMH on Friday asked for the dismissal of a French market watchdog inquiry into the build-up of its first 17 percent stake in rival Hermès.